Strong gusts in parts of the Bay Area with Wind Advisory in effect Monday

Monday, April 3, 2023
Wind Advisory brings strong gusts to parts of the Bay Area
While kitesurfers may be excited about the ocean conditions, there is concern on land with the Wind Advisory bringing 45-55 mph gusts. Here's when they'll be the strongest.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A Wind Advisory is in effect along the coast and San Francisco until 11 p.m. Monday for wind gusts 45-55 mph.

The winds will peak between 3 pm - 6 pm Monday.

In the afternoon, there could be an isolated shower in eastern portions of Contra Costa and Alameda counties but most places will remain dry the next 24 hours.

It is a windy and chilly day with a Wind Advisory in effect along the coast until 11 p.m. tonight. Gusts could reach 45-55 mph with a possible afternoon isolated shower in the East Bay.

The winds will weaken below advisory criteria near midnight.

Sunday was also a breezy day and many along the coast took advantage of the beautiful yet windy conditions.

Kitesurfers could be seen along San Francisco's Ocean Beach Sunday enjoying the wind and the waves.

"They're soaring in the air 10 to 15 feet. It's beautiful," said Craig Weber of San Francisco.

"This is beautiful. I love this. I haven't seen so many on Ocean Beach before," said Ana Doria-Quesada of Montara.

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Kitesurfers we spoke with said they'll be back on Ocean Beach Monday as the winds are expected to be even stronger.

"I definitely will be back here tomorrow, probably earlier around 2 or 3," said Teddy Williams who was out kiteboarding Sunday.

But while kitesurfers may be excited about the ocean conditions, there is concern on land.

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Many well aware of the trees that have fallen during recent storms, and the glass windows that have been blown out of several San Francisco skyscrapers.

"I think it's dangerous because it impacts the community as far as commute is concerned. Fallen trees -- it's going to cause stops along the way," said a San Francisco resident.

Some who live along the coast in Montara say they'll prepare before the advisory goes into effect.

"That gives me pause. Means that I have to go home and make sure everything is tied down and nothing is going to fly off," said Doria-Quesada.

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Others we talked with told us they don't put much faith in an advisory, saying they'll wait and see how Monday's weather is before they take any major precautions.

"It depends how strong the wind is. Usually we hear about those advisories and then we actually see what's going on outside," said David Kharadze of San Francisco.

No rain is expected but more wind has some wondering: what is going on?

"It's wild! Different from last year when we, we didn't have enough rain and now this year is an overabundance of rain. Isn't that crazy? And then all the wind. A lot of wind!" said one man.

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