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Coastal Flood Advisory
CAZ034-035-211200-
/O.CON.KLOX.CF.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-141221T2300Z/
/O.CON.KLOX.SU.Y.0028.000000T0000Z-141222T0800Z/
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
607 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PST
SUNDAY...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PST SUNDAY
NIGHT...

* SURF AND TIMING...SURF OF 12 TO 15 FEET WITH LOCAL SETS UP TO 18
FEET WILL PERSIST THROUGH LATE THIS EVENING. SURF WILL SUBSIDE
TO 10 TO 13 FT WITH LOCAL SETS TO 15 FEET BY SUNDAY
MORNING...AND CONTINUE TO SLOWLY SUBSIDE THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* COASTAL FLOODING...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING IS EXPECTED THIS
WEEKEND...ESPECIALLY A FEW HOURS ON EITHER SIDE OF HIGH TIDE.
A HIGH TIDE OF 6.4 FEET WILL OCCUR AT PORT SAN LUIS AT 831 AM
ON SUNDAY.

* LOCATION...THE HIGHEST SURF WILL BE ON EXPOSED WEST TO NORTHWEST
FACING BEACHES...HOWEVER LARGE SURF IS EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE
CENTRAL COAST AREA. COASTAL FLOODING WILL BE MOST LIKELY DURING
THE MORNING HIGH TIDE. STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONG SHORE
CURRENTS WILL AFFECT ALL CENTRAL COAST BEACHES.

* IMPACTS...THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT BEACH
EROSION...DAMAGE TO SURF ZONE STRUCTURES SUCH AS PIERS...MINOR
COASTAL FLOODING WITH INUNDATION OF LOW LYING AREAS NEAR THE
BEACH...FREQUENT AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONG-SHORE
CURRENTS...AND SNEAKER WAVES.

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.

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT THE VERY LARGE SURF AND
HIGH TIDES WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS
ALONG THE SHORE.

&&

$$

High Surf Advisory
CAZ034-035-211200-
/O.CON.KLOX.CF.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-141221T2300Z/
/O.CON.KLOX.SU.Y.0028.000000T0000Z-141222T0800Z/
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
607 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PST
SUNDAY...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PST SUNDAY
NIGHT...

* SURF AND TIMING...SURF OF 12 TO 15 FEET WITH LOCAL SETS UP TO 18
FEET WILL PERSIST THROUGH LATE THIS EVENING. SURF WILL SUBSIDE
TO 10 TO 13 FT WITH LOCAL SETS TO 15 FEET BY SUNDAY
MORNING...AND CONTINUE TO SLOWLY SUBSIDE THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* COASTAL FLOODING...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING IS EXPECTED THIS
WEEKEND...ESPECIALLY A FEW HOURS ON EITHER SIDE OF HIGH TIDE.
A HIGH TIDE OF 6.4 FEET WILL OCCUR AT PORT SAN LUIS AT 831 AM
ON SUNDAY.

* LOCATION...THE HIGHEST SURF WILL BE ON EXPOSED WEST TO NORTHWEST
FACING BEACHES...HOWEVER LARGE SURF IS EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE
CENTRAL COAST AREA. COASTAL FLOODING WILL BE MOST LIKELY DURING
THE MORNING HIGH TIDE. STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONG SHORE
CURRENTS WILL AFFECT ALL CENTRAL COAST BEACHES.

* IMPACTS...THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT BEACH
EROSION...DAMAGE TO SURF ZONE STRUCTURES SUCH AS PIERS...MINOR
COASTAL FLOODING WITH INUNDATION OF LOW LYING AREAS NEAR THE
BEACH...FREQUENT AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONG-SHORE
CURRENTS...AND SNEAKER WAVES.

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.

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT THE VERY LARGE SURF AND
HIGH TIDES WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS
ALONG THE SHORE.

&&

$$

Wind Advisory
CAZ039-211115-
/O.CON.KLOX.WI.Y.0085.000000T0000Z-141221T1700Z/
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SANTA BARBARA...MONTECITO...CARPINTERIA
710 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM PST SUNDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH ALONG THE
SANTA BARBARA SOUTH COAST. WINDS EXPECTED TO DIMINISH ON SUNDAY
BUT ARE LIKELY TO REDEVELOP ON SUNDAY NIGHT WHEN ANOTHER ADVISORY
MAY BE ISSUED.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BE IMPACTED ON AREA ROADWAYS...ESPECIALLY
ON HIGHWAYS 101 AND 154 BETWEEN SANTA BARBARA AND GAVIOTA
INCLUDING SAN MARCOS PASS...AND THROUGH GAVIOTA PASS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH OR GREATER ARE
EXPECTED FOR THE SANTA BARBARA SOUTH COAST AND OVER 45 MPH FOR THE
MOUNTAINS. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...
ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN
DRIVING.

&&

$$

Wind Advisory
CAZ052-211115-
/O.EXT.KLOX.WI.Y.0085.000000T0000Z-141222T1400Z/
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SAN MARCOS PASS...
SAN RAFAEL WILDERNESS AREA...DICK SMITH WILDERNESS AREA
710 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM PST MONDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH THROUGH THE
SANTA YNEZ RANGE...INCREASING TO 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50
MPH BY SUNDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BE IMPACTED ON AREA ROADWAYS...ESPECIALLY
ON HIGHWAYS 101 AND 154 BETWEEN SANTA BARBARA AND GAVIOTA
INCLUDING SAN MARCOS PASS...AND THROUGH GAVIOTA PASS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH OR GREATER ARE
EXPECTED FOR THE SANTA BARBARA SOUTH COAST AND OVER 45 MPH FOR
THE MOUNTAINS. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...
ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN
DRIVING.

&&

$$

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