Santa Barbara County Central Coast Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

High Surf Advisory
Statement as of 4:25 AM PDT on April 20, 2014

...High surf advisory remains in effect from 3 PM this afternoon to 9 am PDT Monday...

* surf and timing...surf will build this afternoon and peak at 10 to 12 feet by late tonight on west and northwest facing beaches.

* Impacts...high surf will create strong and dangerous rip currents in the surf zone as well as waves that can suddenly wash people off of beaches and rocks.

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.

Kj/asr

Dense Fog Advisory
Statement as of 3:26 AM PDT on April 20, 2014

...Dense fog advisory in effect until 9 am PDT this morning...

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a dense fog advisory...which is in effect until 9 am PDT this morning.

* Visibilities...one quarter mile or less.

* Timing...through 900 am PDT.

* Impacts...motorists will likely see dense fog on highways 1 and 101 as well as rural roads and city streets.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

When driving...reduce speeds and increase following distance. Use low beam headlights...and allow extra time to reach your destination.