The blast of wind was captured around 7:45 a.m. by an instrument at 9,186 feet on Kirkwood Mountain south of Lake Tahoe, said National Weather Service forecaster Alex Hoon.
A winter cold front passed through Southern California on Sunday leaving a mass of cold air, expected below average temperatures, freezing conditions and damaging, high winds overnight, according to the National Weather Service.
A series of winter storms will move across the country, bringing frigid conditions, snow and rain to many areas.
The fires have caused hazardous air quality in major cities throughout Australia and part of New Zealand, and now the smoke has drifted thousands of kilometers across the Pacific Ocean, first reaching Argentina and Chile Monday.
A typhoon struck the Philippines on Christmas, killing at least 20 and forcing thousands to flee their homes.
The worst flooding in Venice in more than 50 years prompted calls Wednesday to better protect the historic city from rising sea levels as officials calculated hundreds of millions of euros in damages.
The earthquakes that hammered the Southern California desert near the town of Ridgecrest last summer involved ruptures on a web of interconnected faults and increased strain on a major nearby fault that has begun to slowly move, according to a new study.
Thousands of California residents could once again lose power in the coming days as power companies contemplate shutting off electricity in order to reduce the potential of an electrical fire.
A red flag warning was issued on Tuesday over most of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties for early Thursday through Friday afternoon due to strong Santa Ana winds and low humidity that is expected to produce critical fire weather conditions across Southland, the National Weather Service said.
There were six active storm systems in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific regions earlier this week, tying a record for the number of combined storms in both areas, according to the National Hurricane Center.
A woman in Nassau, Bahamas, opened her home to nearly 100 dogs to protect them from the devastation of Hurricane Dorian, which struck the region as a Category 5 hurricane.