Santa Barbara County Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: 10:06 AM PST Feb. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 10 PM this evening to
3 am PST Tuesday...

* what... snow... 1 to 2 inches expected. Snow levels will be
between 4000 and 5000 feet late this evening, then lower rapidly
to between 1500 and 2500 feet by early Monday morning and
continue at those levels into Monday night. Areas of northwest
to north winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph are expected,
with isolated higher gusts. Dangerous wind chill readings will
be between 10 degrees and -10 degrees for the higher elevations
late tonight into Monday.

* Where... Santa Barbara County mountains.

* When... from 10 PM this evening to 3 am PST Tuesday.

* Additional details... be prepared for reduced visibilities at
times. The strongest winds will be through the Santa Ynez range.
The highest snowfall amounts will occur on the north facing
slopes. Delays or closures are possible on mountain roads due to
snow showers and icy Road conditions. There is the potential for
brief snow showers on upper portions of Highway 154 from San
Marcos Pass through cachuma lake.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...
a Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered and icy
roads as well as limited visibilities, and use caution while
driving. Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle which includes a
flashlight, food and water, extra clothes and blankets, and tire
chains. The latest Road conditions from caltrans is available by
calling 1 800 4 2 7 7 6 2 3.




Wind Advisory
Issued: 4:30 AM PST Feb. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory in effect from 8 PM this evening to 10 PM PST
Monday...

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a
Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 8 PM this evening to 10 PM
PST Monday.

* Winds... northwest to north winds, gusting to around 45 mph, will
develop this evening and continue through Monday evening.

* Impacts... gusty winds will make driving difficult, especially
for high profile vehicles.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

When driving, use extra caution. Be prepared for sudden gusty
cross winds.





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