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Gusty Sundowner Wind Warning
updated: Jun 05, 2014, 8:38 AM

Source: Office of Emergency Management

GUSTY SUNDOWNER WINDS TO AFFECT PORTIONS OF SANTA YNEZ MOUNTAINS AND SOUTH COAST THIS EVENING

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA HAS ISSUED ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 3 AM PDT FRIDAY...

...GUSTY SUNDOWNER WINDS WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE SANTA YNEZ MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT SANTA BARBARA SOUTH COAST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS...

. A STRENGTHENING NORTHERLY SURFACE GRADIENT WILL SET UP ACROSS PORTIONS OF SANTA BARBARA COUNTY LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND BRING GUSTY NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS TO THE SANTA YNEZ MOUNTAIN RANGE AND WIND PRONE PASSES AND CANYONS OF THE SANTA BARBARA SOUTH COAST.

WHERE -- 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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 3 AM PDT FRIDAY.

* WINDS AND TIMING...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 40 AND 45 MPH WILL AFFECT THE WIND PRONE PASSES AND CANYONS BETWEEN GAVIOTA AND SANTA BARBARA LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE PAST MIDNIGHT. WINDS WILL DIMINISH LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...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...

WHEN DRIVING...USE EXTRA CAUTION. BE PREPARED FOR SUDDEN GUSTY CROSS WINDS.

 

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