When we got to Valencia, the winds had died down a bit from the 30-40 mph sustained winds we had been experiencing along the 126. We then headed for the transition to the I-14 North for our trip back up into the High Desert area.
We were fighting those 30-40 mph winds all the way up the 14 but when we got to about a mile South of the Agua Dulce exit we got hit by a measured 69 mph gust that sent us sliding sideways across three lanes of traffic and almost sent two SUV's into the concrete "K" rail and almost put us on our side.
My wife had gotten up to get something and found herself upside down on the couch. The kids were on the rear bed watching a movie and had no clue of the severity of the ongoing incident. With a LOT of help from "upstairs" and "some" driving skill (I hope...either that or sheer fear), I got the rig straightened out and continued on till the AD exit.
We pulled off and made our way down a side canyon to a campground that graciously offered to let us stay for the night or until we were comfortable continuing.
When we checked online (Via a gracious fellow campers Data Storm setup with open wireless network), we found out the true impact and weather conditions from the NOAA site. The sustained winds in our immediate area were averaging 35-45 mph with consistent gusts of 60-70 mph.
We spent the night and left the next morning around 9:30 to a relatively calm drive home.