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High Wind Event Upgraded
updated: Feb 18, 2014, 1:49 PM

Source: Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management

Advisory: High Wind Event Upgraded for Santa Barbara County High Wind Watch valid from Feb 19 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM PST

000 WWUS76 KLOX 182033 NPWLOX

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA 1233 PM PST TUE FEB 18 2014

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...STRONG WINDS EXPECTED ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.AN UPPER LEVEL WEATHER SYSTEM WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA WEDNESDAY. IN ITS WAKE...STRONG NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS ARE EXPECTED WITH GUSTS AROUND 60 MPH THROUGH AND BELOW PASSES AND CANYONS OF THESANTA YNEZ RANGE IN SOUTHERN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY...ESPECIALLY THE MONTECITO AREA...AS WELL AS PORTIONS OF THE LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS. GUSTY WINDS ARE ALSO EXPECTED ACROSS THE ANTELOPE VALLEY AND IN THE SANTA CLARITA VALLEY. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DECREASE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND SHIFT TO THE NORTHEAST.

CAZ039-052-190600- /O.UPG.KLOX.HW.A.0002.140219T1900Z-140220T0600Z/ /O.NEW.KLOX.HW.W.0003.140219T1500Z-140220T0600Z/ SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST-SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SANTA BARBARA...MONTECITO...CARPINTERIA...SAN MARCOS PASS...SAN RAFAEL WILDERNESS AREA...DICK SMITH WILDERNESS AREA 1233 PM PST TUE FEB 18 2014

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 10 PM PST WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 10 PM PST WEDNESDAY. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WINDS...NORTH 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH...STRONGEST THROUGH AND BELOW PASSES AND CANYONS OF THE SANTA YNEZ RANGE. GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH IN THE MONTECITO AREA WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR DRIVERS OF HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES AND VEHICLES TOWING TRAILERS. WINDS THIS STRONG MAY DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES...AND CAUSE PROPERTY DAMAGE. MAJOR ROADWAYS THAT COULD BE AFFECTED INCLUDE HIGHWAYS 101...154...AND 192...ESPECIALLY NEAR GAVIOTA... SAN MARCOS PASS...AND BELOW THE HILLS OF MONTECITO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS THAT DAMAGING HIGH WINDS OF 58 MPH OR GREATER ARE LIKELY OR IMMINENT. SECURE ALL LOOSE OUTDOOR FURNITURE IN ADVANCE OF THE ONSET OF STRONG WINDS. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS ON NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA SOURCE.

 

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