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Blown Away in LA

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LAist looked out our window this morning and saw sunshine and bright blue skies, a seemingly typical Southern California day. We considered breaking out the flip flops to celebrate this spring weather.

Upon leaving a climate-controlled building for a lunch break, however, we discovered the weather had taken an apocryptal turn. Teeth-chattering cold, with the trees whipping in the sudden gusts of wind and large clumps of pollen flying through the air and sticking to our jeans.

Weather.com claims it's 64 degrees out right now but we beg to differ. They also warn of "high winds" but don't specify how fast they are moving. We should have checked the National Weather Service this morning-- it warns of up to 60 mph winds throughout LA County until 9 o'clock tonight.

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The sun's peeking through the clouds right now though we feel a bit wary still. Did anyone else get caught in the freak storm this afternoon?

Photo by lefeber via Flickr.