104-mph gusts recorded as Santa Ana winds wreak havoc across Southern California
By Jonathan Miller
27 September 2016
As the remnants of Tropical Storm Origan swept through Southern California, causing torrential rains and heavy winds in the wake of Hurricane Hanna, Santa Ana winds blew across Los Angeles County, reaching maximum gust over 100-mph wind gusts.
On the evening of September 4, the Santa Ana wind gusts were recorded as far south as Chino Park, a few miles south of the San Bernardino Freeway. On the morning of September 5, the winds extended further south to the San Gabriel River and Santa Susana Mountains, reaching gusts up to 130-mph measured in the hills just southwest of the San Bernardino Freeway.
At around 9:30 a.m. on September 5, the Santa Ana wind gusts were recorded as far south at Los Angeles International Airport, with the strongest gust recorded approaching 100-mph. The winds were also recorded in the city of Whittier, just northwest of the Santa Ana wind gusts, generating gusts approaching 103-miles per hour.
The Whittier wind gusts were measured from the Los Angeles Airport as far south as the San Fernando Valley and all of the way down towards the San Fernando Valley Freeway.
In addition, the Santa Ana winds were also measured in the city of San Fernando, just north of the Santa Ana wind gusts, generating gusts of up to 90-miles per hour.
The strongest gust recorded at the Los Angeles Airport was recorded at around 10:28 a.m. on September 5. The winds were measured at 85-miles per hour, with gusts of 90-miles per hour recorded across the city of Whittier, extending south to the Santa Ana wind gusts.
The Santa Ana winds were measured in the city of Chino Park, a few miles south of the San Bernardino Freeway, and reached max gusts of 96-miles per hour on September 4. The winds were also measured at up to 98-miles per hour