Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Beach Hazard Statement
Statement as of 2:27 PM PDT on March 27, 2015

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Sunday
afternoon...

* hazards and timing... surf will range from 2 to 4 feet along
exposed west and southwest shores today. Surf is expected to
build to 3 to 5 feet along exposed west facing shores tonight
through Saturday night while surf along exposed southwest shores
ranges from 2 to 4 feet occasional 5 feet. Frequent strong rip
currents... strong long- shore currents are likely this weekend.

* Tides... the lower high tide is expected to occur each evening
with the higher high tide occurring each early morning through
Sunday.

* Impacts... elevated surf will bring strong rip currents and
long-shore currents to area beaches... along with a risk of
sneaker waves. Long period swell also causes more powerful
surf and a potential for minor beach erosion during times of
high tide.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A beach hazards statement is issued when threats to beach and
surf zone safety are expected or occurring. Caution should be
used when in or near the water. Stay near occupied lifeguard
towers and never swim alone. If caught in a rip current... swim
parallel to the shore.





Record Report
Statement as of 6:30 PM PDT on March 27, 2015

... Summary of recent record high temperatures and record high minimum
temperatures across southwestern California...

***record high temperatures from March 20-27, 2015***

Date location hi temp old record

03/20 Sandberg 80 76 set in 1997

03/24 Santa Barbara ap 84 83 set in 1988

03/25 Sandberg 72 (tied) 72 set in 2014 and 1988

03/26 Sandberg 77 75 set in 1988
03/26 Paso Robles ap 91% 88 set in 1988

03/27 Los Angeles downtown 91 (tied) 91 set in 1986
03/27 Long Beach ap 90 86 set in 1986
03/27 Burbank ap 91 (tied) 91 set in 1986
03/27 Lancaster Fox Field 87 84 set in 1986 and 1953
03/27 Palmdale ap 87 84 set in 1986
03/27 Sandberg 83@ 72 set in 1969
03/27 Paso Robles ap 93& 83 set in 1969

% tied record high temperature for the month with March 12, 2007 and
March 31, 1966.

@ Broke record high temperature for the month of March. The old
record was 82 degrees set on March 14, 2013.

& Broke record high temperature for the month of March. The old
record was 91 degrees set on March 26, 2015... March 12, 2007... and
March 31, 1966.

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***Record high minimum temperatures from March 21-26, 2015***

Date location low temp old record

03/21 Los Angeles Intl ap 60 59 set in 1996 and 1978
03/21 Burbank ap 58 55 set in 2013 and 1993

03/22 Los Angeles Intl ap 58 (tied) 58 set in 2014... 1986...
                                              1978 and 1959
03/22 Burbank ap 58 54 set in 2014... 1996...
                                              and 1940
03/22 Woodland Hills 55 52 set in 1978
03/22 Palmdale ap 51 (tied) 51 set in 1998
03/22 Camarillo ap 57 55 set in 2004... 2001...
                                              1997... 1994... 1978...
                                              and 1972
03/22 Oxnard NWS 57 55 set in 2004... 1994...
                                              1978 and 1972

03/24 Burbank ap 56 (tied) 56 set in 1993
03/24 Santa Barbara ap 57 56 set in 1993

03/25 Burbank ap 56 (tied) 56 set in 2014 and 1988
03/25 Woodland Hills 55 (tied) 55 set in 2014
03/25 Santa Barbara ap 57 56 set in 2014

03/26 Burbank ap 58 57 set in 1988


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