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Foggy Conditions About To Be Blown Away

Both fog and wind can be trouble for air travel.



    Extreme Fog Gives Way to Extreme Wind

    NBC Bay Area meteorologist Christina Loren has your forecast. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011)

    For a third morning in a row, the Bay Area awakened to foggy conditions Tuesday.

    Things will change dramatically Wednesday as heavy winds blow the fog out of town. The winds bring a new problem with warnings of possible power outages and down trees in the forecast.

    The wind is forecast to kick in Wednesday and last into Friday. The winds are expected to be 35 to 45 miles per hour with gusts up to 60 mph.

    Fog advisories were issued for two more Bay Area bridges after a National Weather Service dense fog alert went into effect  late Monday night.   

    The San Mateo and Bay bridges both have been issued fog advisories, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    As of 2 a.m. visibility on the Bay Bridge was down to 300 feet,  the CHP said.

    At 5:03 a.m. a dense fog advisory was issued in east Contra Costa  County, the CHP said.

    Overall visibility in the Bay Area, especially along the Bay, is  less than a half-mile in many areas, according to the National Weather  Service.

    Weather officials issued an alert at 10 p.m. Monday night. The  alert is effective until 9 a.m.

     On other Bay Area bridges and roads, foggy conditions are  affecting visibility, according to the CHP.  

    Drivers on the Golden Gate and Dumbarton bridges, in San  Francisco, Marin and Alameda counties, respectively, have been advised about  heavy fog. An advisory went into effect just after midnight this morning for  both bridges.

    Fog advisories are also in place as of midnight in Marin and San  Mateo counties.

    Affected areas include state Highway 37 from U.S. Highway 101 to  the Solano County line and state Highway 1 from Interstate Highway 280 to  Pacifica, according to the CHP.

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