Extreme wind event expected


Extreme Wind Event

The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office has been notified by the National Weather Services that extreme winds are expected in Owens Valley beginning around noon today.  Peak winds are projected to arrive around 4:00pm and are estimated to be sustained at 60 miles per hour with gusts of up to 90 miles per hour.  It is anticipated that Bishop and the surrounding areas will be the focal point of these extreme winds, but all areas of Inyo County should take extra precautions.

During wind events, such as the one forecasted, power outages are a possibility.  If traveling or outdoors use extreme caution for potential flying debris and downed power lines.  If you do observe any downed trees or power lines, please notify your local law enforcement agency.

For tips on disaster supply kits visit: www.ready.gov/build-a-kit

PRESS RELEASE – November 8, 2012



Clerk of the Board


Assistant Clerk of the Board

In anticipation of today’s forecasted 90 mph winds that are expected to occur in the Owens Valley, Inyo County will be closing all of its solid waste and recycling facilities throughout the valley at 1:00 p.m. TODAY, Thursday – November 8, 2012.

All Inyo County solid waste and recycling facilities will reopen tomorrow, weather conditions permitting.

For more information, please contact the Inyo County Integrated Waste Office at (760) 873- 5577.

BUHS lets students out early due to wind warnings –

Barry Simpson superintendent of Bishop Unified School District called
and said that NOAA contacted Bishop police that inturn contacted Barry regarding the High winds.
Barry stated due to the high wind danger , students were released early today.
Kindergarten thru 3rd grade  at 12:15 to be loaded on the bus, and parents were instructed to pick up their child if they normally pick up their child, at 12:15, all others who normally take bus will do so at 12:15.
that also goes for:
4th thru 8th grade but the time released was 1pm.

for 9th thru 12th buhs students were released at 12:15 but there bus not scheduled to leave untill 1pm.


One Response to Extreme wind event expected

  1. Olancha Resident November 9, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

    Bob Todd, We listen every morning but are too often reminded about the view of the reporting to be northern Inyo focused.

    You reported that the actions by our sheriff and local schools were for not because Bishop only saw wind speeds of mid 30’s.

    Using the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District’s monitoring meters, we in Olancha & Cartago did see the predicted 60-80 mph winds and did have a power outage.

    The winds came later then expected but did howl down here.

    Thanks for your show and we’ll be listening,

    Us So. County Folk


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