Santa Barbara County Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Wind Advisory
Statement as of 3:26 AM PDT on April 24, 2014

...Wind Advisory in effect from 3 PM this afternoon to 3 am PDT Friday...

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a Wind Advisory...which is in effect from 3 PM this afternoon to 3 am PDT Friday.

* Winds and timing...northwest to north winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts between 35 and 45 mph will affect the Santa Ynez Mountains as well as the passes and canyons below between Gaviota to Santa Barbara in the late afternoon and evening hours. Winds will shift to the north to northeast putting the focus of winds on the hills above and around Montecito area this evening into the overnight hours.

* Impacts...major roadways that could be affected include highways 101...154...and 192...especially near Gaviota...San Marcos Pass...and below the hills of Montecito.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

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