Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 2:32 AM PST Jan. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch now in effect from 10 am PST this morning
through this evening...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* the Antelope Valley... the Los Angeles County coast including
downtown Los Angeles... the Los Angeles County mountains
including the Santa Monica range... the San Fernando Valley...
the San Gabriel valley and the Santa Clarita valley.

* From 10 am PST this morning through this evening

* periods of intense rain with rainfall rates of 1 to 1.5 inches
per hour possible. This could generate flash flooding and or
mud and debris flows... especially in and around recent burn

* Landslides and Rockslides are very common during intense rain
events and could lead to Road closures.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Flash flooding and debris flows will be a particular threat in
and below the recently burned areas.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

People in or below the recently burned areas are urged to take
the steps necessary to protect their property. Remain alert and
follow directions of emergency preparedness officials.


Wind Advisory
Issued: 3:39 AM PST Jan. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory in effect until 3 PM PST this afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a
Wind Advisory... which is in effect until 3 PM PST this afternoon.

* Winds and timing... south winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 55
mph will develop this morning... then shift to southwest and
diminish some during the mid afternoon hours.

* Impacts... gusty winds will make driving difficult... especially
for drivers of high profile vehicles. Since the soils are
wet... there is a heightened potential for downed trees and
power lines.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

Small Craft Advisory, Gale Warning
Issued: 4:59 AM PST Jan. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Small Craft Advisory remains in effect until 6 am PST early
this morning...
... Gale Warning now in effect until 9 PM PST this evening...

* winds... south winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 40 kt are
expected when winds are strongest.

* Seas... combined seas of 12 to 15 feet with periods around 10
seconds are expected when waves are largest.

See the coastal waters forecast (cwflox) for more details.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Gale Warning means winds of 34 to 47 knots are imminent or
occuring. Operating a vessel in gale conditions requires
experience and properly equipped vessels. It is highly
recommended that mariners without the proper experience seek safe
Harbor prior to the onset of gale conditions.

A Small Craft Advisory means that hazardous sea conditions will
exist for small craft. Inexperienced mariners... especially those
operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these