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Friday, March 16, 2012

SOCAL: SATURDAY MORNING DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS

 Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 5 am saturday to 11 am pdt Sunday
Winter Weather Advisory
 
Wind Advisory
 
Snow Advisory  
 SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 3 TO 6 INCHES ABOVE 4000 FEET WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS UP TO 10 INCHES ON THE HIGHEST PEAKS.
 SNOW LEVELS AND TIMING: SNOW LEVELS WILL BEGIN TO FALL BELOW 6000 FEET SATURDAY MORNING DROPPING TO BETWEEN 3500 AND 4000 FEET BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON AS STEADY PRECIPITATION TURNS TO SHOWERS. SNOW LEVELS WILL FALL TO BETWEEN 2500 AND 3000 FEET SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY.
 IMPACTS: LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW, GUSTY WINDS, LOW VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING SNOW AND ICY ROADS ARE EXPECTED MAKING FOR DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. 
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

Wind Advisory in effect from noon to 9 pm Saturday

WINDS: NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY FOR THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST. THIS ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM PDT SATURDAY WEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND REMAIN GUSTY THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING. THERE IS A CHANCE THAT WINDS COULD SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST AND REMAIN GUSTY INTO LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.
A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH SHIFTING TO NORTHWEST SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY.
IMPACTS: GUSTY CROSS WINDS WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES ON HIGHWAYS 101 AND 150. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN DOWN SMALL TREE BRANCHES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... &&
Area: SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... SAN MARCOS PASS... SAN RAFAEL WILDERNESS AREA... DICK SMITH WILDERNESS AREA
Affected Counties or parts of: Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles
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