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Topic - Andrew Rorke
Some of the worst winds in years blasted through California overnight, sweeping through canyons, gusting up to 97 mph, and toppling trees and trucks while knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of people.
Some of the worst winds in years blasted the West overnight, knocking down trees and power lines in California and toppling trucks and forcing some schools to close as gusts reached 102 mph in Utah.
The front would bring blustery weather to Oklahoma, Missouri and Indiana, Mr. Rorke said.
"What's driving this is a large, cold low-pressure system that's currently centered over Needles, Calif. The strong winds are wrapping around it," National Weather Service meteorologist Andrew Rorke said.