We just had 5 minutes of extreme wind here. 2:25pm
It may reach you shortly.
Wind issues vary dramatically with location. In most cases the high winds I get are southerly and associated with storms. The Sierra Foothills don't get the northwest and north winds as much as the Bay Area or the west side of the Sacramento Valley and certainly not like the East Bay hills. Today my local forecast is winds northwest at 8 mph.
You may remember a big north wind event a few years ago in November that blew down thousands of trees in the eastern Sierra with 100mph+ winds. I had winds around 40mph during that event which was as high as I have seen from the north.
When I see a forecast with wind gusts approaching 50mph I crank down the 72' tower and tie off the boom of the lowest ham antenna to keep the wind from turning the mast in the rotor. The 55' tower with the main TV antennas comes down half way to increase its wind load rating.
KSCZ-LD supposedly came on the air in July transmitting from a site a little east of Morgan Hill on channel 20. It should be easy to receive from the Morgan Hill/Gilroy area. Has anyone ever seen this station? I wonder if it's another LP DTV phantom station?