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Ventura County Coast-
Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles-
Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands-
356 AM PST Fri Jan 19 2018
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST SATURDAY...
* SURF AND TIMING...Surf is expected to average 8 to 12 feet today
and early tonight. Sets to 15 feet are possible at exposed
locations such as Ventura Pier. High surf will slowly subside
late tonight through Saturday evening.
* IMPACTS...Large, powerful, and dangerous waves with strong
currents will create an increased risk in drownings. Sneaker
waves can suddenly wash over previously dry beaches and
jetties. There will be also a high risk of life-threatening
rip currents. Damaging breaking waves are possible near the
entrance of the Ventura Harbor. Local flooding of low lying
beach parking lots will be possible with the high surf.
A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area, producing localized beach erosion and
very dangerous rip currents. Going into the ocean is highly
discouraged, even for experienced swimmers and surfers.
If caught in a rip current, don't swim against the current. Swim
in a direction following the shoreline until you are able to break
free of it.
Including the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale
520 AM PST Fri Jan 19 2018
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 PM PST
The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a
Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 10 PM this evening to
10 PM PST Saturday.
* WINDS AND TIMING...West winds between 20 and 30 mph with gusts
to 45 mph will develop this evening Winds will shift to the
northwest late tonight into early Saturday morning when gusts to
50 mph are expected. Strongest winds will occur across the
* IMPACTS...Gusty winds will make driving difficult, especially
for high profile vehicles. This includes Highways 14 and 138,
especially near the foothills. There will be local blowing sand
and dust which could lower visibilities down to a quarter mile
or less at times.
When driving, use extra caution. Be prepared for sudden gusty
$$Winter Weather Advisory
Santa Barbara County Mountains-Ventura County Mountains-
Los Angeles County Mountains excluding the Santa Monica Range-
Including the cities of San Marcos Pass,
San Rafael Wilderness Area, Dick Smith Wilderness Area,
Lockwood Valley, Mount Pinos, Acton, Mount Wilson, and Sandberg
321 AM PST Fri Jan 19 2018
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS
MORNING TO 4 PM PST SATURDAY...
* SNOW AMOUNTS AND TIMING...3 to 6 inches of snow are expected
with highest amounts across the northern slopes of the Ventura
County Mountains. Generally 2 to 3 inches are expected across
the higher terrain of the Santa Barbara County Mountains and San
Gabriel Mountains should receive 2-4 inches. Expect 3 inches or
less on Interstate 5 over the Grapevine.
* SNOW LEVELS..Snow levels will initially be around 7500 ft today.
Snow levels will then plummet to between 3500 and 4000 ft by
late this afternoon, and locally down to 2500 ft across the
northern slopes tonight through Saturday morning.
* WINDS...Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph early
this afternoon will become north 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50
mph by this evening and continue through early Saturday
* MAIN IMPACT...Periods of snow, gusty winds, and low
visibilities make for dangerous driving conditions and could
lead to road closures and travel delays. Some roadways
affected will likely be Interstate 5 Corridor near the
Grapevine, as well as Highway 2 (Los Angeles Crest Highway),
Highway 33 through the Ventura County Mountains and possibly
Highway 14 including the city of Acton.
Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and
use caution while driving. Check the latest road reports before
departing. Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle which includes a
flashlight, food and water, extra clothes and blankets, and tire