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LOS ANGELES >> Fierce winds have returned to some Southern California areas with gusts clocked at 78 mph north of Los Angeles.

The northeast Santa Ana winds raking desert, mountain, valley and coastal areas kicked up before dawn with gusts ranging from 35 mph at Leo Carrillo State Beach, 36 mph in Ventura, 38 mph in the Malibu Hills, 70 mph in Acton and 78 mph at fire Camp 9 in the Angeles National Forest.

Southern California Edison spokeswoman Vanessa McGrady says there are 3,196 weather-related power outages, mostly in the San Gabriel Valley.

The National Weather Service says the wind will subside Saturday afternoon.

A Nov. 30 windstorm with north winds peaking near 100 mph toppled trees, damaged homes and left more than 643,000 households and businesses without power, some for days.


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