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High Winds Shut Down University Campus for the Day

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Wind gusts were so powerful in the Inland Empire this morning that Cal State San Bernardino decided to cancel class and shut down the campus for the day.

When a reporter and camera crew from ABC 7 headed over to campus to film the windstorm around 11:30 am, it didn't look too scary but a university spokesman said earlier this morning there were gusts of wind on campus measuring 55 mph. The National Weather Service reported that gusts could reach up to 65 mph. Fearing that the winds could hurt someone, the university alerted students that it had decided to cancel class altogether at 10 am.

Last night was pretty windy in Los Angeles, but the National Weather Service says the winds are going to continue into the weekend for much of the rest of Southern California: it issued warnings for the Inland Empire, Orange County and San Diego County.