Santa Barbara County Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 2:42 AM PST Jan. 17, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 9 am PST this
morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* the Thomas, sherpa, and Whittier burn scars in western Ventura
County and southern Santa Barbara County

* until 9 am PST this morning

* peak rainfall rates from 0.75 to 1.00 inch per hour

* rainfall of this intensity can produce shallow mud and debris
flows in and near recent burn areas. In addition, localized
flooding is possible across other parts of Santa Barbara and
Ventura counties, along with Rockslides and mudslides that could
produce Road closures.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Flash flooding and debris flows will be a particular threat in
and below the recently burned areas.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

Southern California residents, in or below the recently burned
areas are urged to take The Steps necessary to protect their
property. Persons in the watch area should remain alert and
follow directions of emergency preparedness officials.





Wind Advisory
Issued: 11:05 PM PST Jan. 16, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 9 am PST Thursday...

* winds... south to southeast winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50
mph will continue through mid-morning Thursday.

* Impacts... gusty winds will make driving difficult, especially
for high profile vehicles. This includes highways 101, 154 and
192... as well as the Gaviota and San Marcos passes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

When driving, use extra caution. Be prepared for sudden gusty
cross winds.





Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 2:42 AM PST Jan. 17, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 9 am PST this
morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* the Thomas, sherpa, and Whittier burn scars in western Ventura
County and southern Santa Barbara County

* until 9 am PST this morning

* peak rainfall rates from 0.75 to 1.00 inch per hour

* rainfall of this intensity can produce shallow mud and debris
flows in and near recent burn areas. In addition, localized
flooding is possible across other parts of Santa Barbara and
Ventura counties, along with Rockslides and mudslides that could
produce Road closures.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Flash flooding and debris flows will be a particular threat in
and below the recently burned areas.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

Southern California residents, in or below the recently burned
areas are urged to take The Steps necessary to protect their
property. Persons in the watch area should remain alert and
follow directions of emergency preparedness officials.





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