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High Surf Advisory
CAZ034-035-011845-
/O.NEW.KLOX.SU.Y.0023.141101T1900Z-141103T0000Z/
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
340 AM PDT SAT NOV 1 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON PDT TODAY TO 4 PM PST
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A
HIGH SURF ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON PDT TODAY TO
4 PM PST SUNDAY.

* SURF AND TIMING...SURF OF 10 TO 12 FEET WITH LOCALLY HIGHER SETS
WILL CONTINUE ALONG WEST TO NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES THROUGH
THIS MORNING...BEFORE DIMINISHING.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS SWIMMING AND SURF CONDITIONS AND A HIGH
RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. SNEAKER WAVES...WHICH ARE MUCH LARGER
WAVES THAT CAN SUDDENLY INUNDATE JETTIES... ROCKS...AND
BEACHES NEAR THE WATERS EDGE...CAN PRESENT A LIFE-THREATENING
HAZARD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
EROSION.

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

&&

$$

Special Weather Statement
CAZ034>041-044>046-051>054-059-087-088-547-548-011300-
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-SANTA YNEZ VALLEY-
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-CUYAMA VALLEY-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST-VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
VENTURA COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL VALLEYS-
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA-
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS EXCLUDING THE SANTA MONICA RANGE-
ANTELOPE VALLEY-CATALINA ISLAND-SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN GABRIEL VALLEY-
526 PM PDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM TO BRING PERIODS OF RAIN...MOUNTAIN
SNOW...POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS AND GUSTY WINDS TO SOUTHWEST
CALIFORNIA TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY...

A COLD FRONT WILL SPREAD RAIN ALONG THE CENTRAL COAST THIS
EVENING...WITH RAIN OVER VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES LATER
TONIGHT. SHOWERS WILL PERSIST INTO SATURDAY MORNING ACROSS THE
REGION...WITH A CHANCE OF RESIDUAL SHOWERS ON NORTH FACING
MOUNTAIN SLOPES THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING. MOST AREAS WILL SEE 3
TO 4 HOURS OF STEADY RAIN WITH THE INITIAL FRONT...FOLLOWED BY
LIGHT SHOWERS AS THE FRONT MOVES EAST. THERE WILL ALSO BE A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS OVER SAN LUIS OBISPO AND SANTA
BARBARA COUNTIES LATE TONIGHT AS COLDER AIR MOVES IN ALOFT. ANY
THUNDERSTORMS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE BRIEF HEAVY RAIN
SHOWERS AND SMALL HAIL.

RAINFALL TOTALS ARE GENERALLY EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM THREE
QUARTERS OF AN INCH TO ONE AND ONE HALF INCHES ALONG THE CENTRAL
COAST...WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS ACROSS NORTHWEST SAN LUIS OBISPO
COUNTY. OTHERWISE RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE QUARTER TO THREE
QUARTERS OF AN INCH CAN BE EXPECTED FOR MOST AREAS...WITH LOCAL
AMOUNTS UP TO ONE INCH IN THE SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS.

SNOW LEVELS WILL FALL TO NEAR 6000 FEET LATE TONIGHT INTO
SATURDAY MORNING. MOST OF THE STEADY PRECIPITATION SHOULD BE OVER
BEFORE THE SNOW LEVELS LOWER SIGNIFICANTLY. 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW
WILL BE POSSIBLE FOR THE SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS AROUND 7000 FEET
AND ABOVE...WITH AN INCH OR LESS BETWEEN 6000 AND 7000 FEET. THE
EXPECTED SNOWFALL COMBINED WITH GUSTY WINDS COULD PRODUCE
DANGEROUS MOUNTAIN DRIVING CONDITIONS TONIGHT.

SOUTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO 35 TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED OVER THE
MOUNTAINS OF VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES AND THE ANTELOPE
VALLEY THIS EVENING. WINDS WILL TURN NORTHWEST OVER THE AREA BY
SATURDAY MORNING WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH IN THE MOUNTAINS AND
ANTELOPE VALLEY.

RESIDENTS NEAR THE COLBY BURN AREA SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS AS THE POTENTIAL
FOR LOCALLY HEAVY DOWNPOURS TONIGHT COULD BRING THE THREAT OF MINOR
MUD AND DEBRIS FLOWS.

SINCE THIS WILL BE THE FIRST WIDESPREAD RAIN EVENT IN QUITE SOME
TIME...ROADS WILL BE EXTRA SLICK DUE TO MONTHS OF OIL BUILDUP ON
PAVED SURFACES. MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO USE EXTRA CAUTION IN THE
RAIN. IN ADDITION...PEOPLE TRAVELING INTO THE MOUNTAINS SHOULD BE
PREPARED FOR WINTER WEATHER DRIVING CONDITIONS.

LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA FOR THE LATEST
UPDATES ON THIS STORM SYSTEM.

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