Winds buffet Tracy as storm moves in
by TP staff
Dec 21, 2012 | 4399 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
High winds hit Tracy
Jack Davis of Davis Agricultural and Ranch Cleanup braves the storm front rolling through to trim a palm tree in the lot of Tracy High School on Friday, Dec. 21. Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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The first in a series of storms expected to make weekend travel treacherous arrived in the valley Friday, Dec. 21.

Winds gusting to 25 mph buffeted trees and traffic signals around town as clouds and showers blew through the area.

Jack Davis of Davis Agricultural and Ranch Cleanup was busy trimming palm trees in the Tracy High parking lot as the winds swirled Friday, the second day in a row he’s been on the job. Davis said he regularly has to climb trees in windy and cold weather.

Using a lift bucket on Thursday, Dec. 20, Davis said he had ice forming on the bucket when was trimming the top of the 30-foot-tall trees.

As of 3 p.m., less than 0.05 inches of rain had fallen Friday according to the rain gauge at A and 10th streets in downtown Tracy. But the National Weather Service predicted off-and-on rain to wet Tracy through Monday, Dec. 24, with lows dropping to near-freezing Monday as skies clear for Christmas.

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