Santa Barbara County, CA
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High Surf Advisory
CAZ034-035-141900-
/O.CON.KLOX.SU.Y.0010.000000T0000Z-160215T0100Z/
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
246 AM PST SUN FEB 14 2016

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* SURF...SURF OF 10 TO 15 FEET TODAY WILL SUBSIDE TO 8 TO 12 FEET
LATER THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...LARGE WAVES AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS WILL INCREASE THE
RISK OF OCEAN DROWNING. SNEAKER WAVES CAN SUDDENLY WASH PEOPLE
OFF OF BEACHES AND ROCK JETTIES. MINOR BEACH EROSION IS
POSSIBLE.

* LOCATIONS...SURF WILL BE HIGHEST ON WEST AND NORTHWEST FACING
BEACHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF AND RIP CURRENTS WILL
MAKE SWIMMING AND ROCK JETTIES DANGEROUS.

REMEMBER...IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE
UNTIL YOU ARE FREE OF THE POWERFUL CURRENT. ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A
LIFEGUARD.

&&

$$

Wind Advisory
CAZ052-142000-
/O.EXT.KLOX.WI.Y.0013.000000T0000Z-160214T2000Z/
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SAN MARCOS PASS...
SAN RAFAEL WILDERNESS AREA...DICK SMITH WILDERNESS AREA
423 AM PST SUN FEB 14 2016

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST TODAY...

* WINDS AND TIMING...AREAS OF NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30
MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH WILL BEGIN TO DIMINISH LATE THIS
MORNING. WINDS WILL BE STRONGEST THROUGH AND BELOW PASSES AND
CANYONS OF THE SANTA YNEZ RANGE...WHERE ISOLATED GUSTS TO 60 MPH
ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH MID MORNING.

* IMPACTS...MAJOR ROADWAYS THAT COULD BE AFFECTED INCLUDE
HIGHWAYS 101...154 AND 192...ESPECIALLY NEAR GAVIOTA...SAN
MARCOS PASS...AND IN THE MONTECITO HILLS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

Wind Advisory
CAZ039-142000-
/O.EXT.KLOX.WI.Y.0013.000000T0000Z-160214T2000Z/
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SANTA BARBARA...MONTECITO...CARPINTERIA
423 AM PST SUN FEB 14 2016

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST TODAY...

* WINDS AND TIMING...AREAS OF NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS
TO 40 MPH BELOW PASSES AND CANYONS WILL DIMINISH BY EARLY
AFTERNOON. ISOLATED GUSTS TO 50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE IN THE
FOOTHILLS THROUGH MID 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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