Santa Maria, CA (93454)

12:50 PM PST on January 20, 2017 (GMT -0800)
Hancock Park | | Change Station

Elev 238 ft 34.95 °N, 120.42 °W | Updated 8 seconds ago

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50.3 °F
Feels Like 50.3 °F
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0.0
Wind Variable Wind from ENE
Gusts 3.0 mph

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Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.52 in
Visibility 5.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 6000 ft
Overcast 7500 ft
Dew Point 47 °F
Humidity 89%
Rainfall 0.97 in
Snow Depth Not available.
7:07 AM 5:18 PM
Last Quarter, 41% visible
METAR KSMX 201951Z 34010KT 5SM -RA BR BKN060 OVC075 09/08 A2950 RMK AO2 PK WND 30033/1907 WSHFT 1842 SLP994 P0014 T00890083
Pressure 29.52 in
Visibility 5.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 6000 ft
Overcast 7500 ft
Dew Point 47 °F
Humidity 89%
Rainfall 0.97 in
Snow Depth Not available.
7:07 AM 5:18 PM
Last Quarter, 41% visible
METAR KSMX 201951Z 34010KT 5SM -RA BR BKN060 OVC075 09/08 A2950 RMK AO2 PK WND 30033/1907 WSHFT 1842 SLP994 P0014 T00890083

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Flood Warning
Issued: 11:44 AM PST Jan. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Oxnard has extended the

* Flash Flood Warning for...
southern Santa Barbara County in southwestern California including
the sherpa and rey burn areas...

* until 1245 PM PST

* while the very heavy rainfall that produced flash flooding and debris flows
has shifted east of the County, additional bands of showers and thunderstorms
will likely produce brief heavy downpours across the warning area. This will
likely add to the flooding and rock/mudslide activity during the next hour.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as
well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.
If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately.
Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate
precautions to protect life and property.


Lat... Lon 3470 12048 3462 11945 3440 11945 3438 11948
      3441 11959 3441 11968 3439 11970 3442 11991
      3445 12001 3448 12049 3452 12052 3454 12056


Gomberg/kittell



Areal Flood Advisory, High Surf Warning, Coastal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory
Issued: 7:50 AM PST Jan. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Oxnard has issued a

* Flood Advisory for...
Santa Barbara County in southwestern California including the sherpa...
rey... and canyon burn areas...

* until 145 PM PST Friday

* at 745 am PST, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
moderate to heavy rain overspreading Santa Barbara County. Rainfall
rates between one quarter and one half inch per hour have been
observed across western portions of the County and are expected
to extend eastward through the morning. There is a slight chance of
thunderstorms today which could produce local rates in excess of
one half inch per hour.

The heavier rain will cause widespread ponding of water on area roadways
and local flooding of low lying areas and intersections as well as
small streams. There will be a significant threat of mud and Rockslides
today, especially near canyon roadways. Minor mud and debris flows
could occur in the vicinity of the canyon, sherpa, and rey burn areas.


* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Santa Maria... Santa Barbara... Lompoc... Montecito... Santa Ynez...
Carpinteria... Solvang... Vandenberg Air Force Base... Refugio state beach...
Gaviota... El Capitan state beach... and Goleta.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding
of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.


Lat... Lon 3531 12089 3531 12088 3521 12085 3514 12064
      3496 12063 3499 12044 3490 12031 3501 12033
      3502 12021 3511 12008 3490 11944 3438 11948
      3427 11931 3441 11959 3444 12047 3457 12066
      3471 12061 3499 12066 3514 12066 3521 12088


Gomberg/kittell



455 am PST Fri Jan 20 2017

... Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect until 6 am PST
Sunday...
... High surf advisory remains in effect until 4 PM PST this
afternoon...
... High surf warning remains in effect from 4 PM this afternoon
to 6 am PST Sunday...

* coastal flooding... a combination of large wave runup and high
tide early this morning and once again Saturday morning will
lead to an increased risk of minor coastal flooding of low
lying areas such as beach parking lots and campgrounds.

* Surf... surf of 10 to 15 feet today will build to 20 to 30 feet
this afternoon and continue through Saturday. The surf will
slowly diminish Sunday through Tuesday... but will remain above
high surf thresholds.

* Impacts... the large surf will likely cause additional beach
erosion and could potentially damage coastal structures... such
as piers. Strong rip currents that will create a risk of ocean
drowning. Sneaker waves can suddenly overrun previously dry
beaches and jetties. Minor coastal flooding of beach parking
lots... walkways and campgrounds is possible... especially
around the times of high tide each morning.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf warning means that large and battering surf could
damage coastal structures and will make swimming and rock jetties
very dangerous.

A high surf advisory means that high surf and rip currents will
make swimming and rock jetties dangerous.

Remember... swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current
remain calm. Don't fight the current. Swim in a direction
following the shoreline. When out of the current... swim back to
shore. If tired... float or tread water until out of the rip
current. If unable to escape... face the shore and call or wave
for help.

A coastal Flood Advisory means that minor and shallow flooding is
occurring or imminent. Avoid low-lying coastal areas... especially
during high tides.







Wind Advisory
Issued: 10:12 AM PST Jan. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

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

* winds... southeast to south winds will increase to 20 to 30 mph
with gusts to 40 mph this morning... become southwest to west by
late morning... then slowly diminish by mid afternoon.

* 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.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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





Special Statement
Issued: 7:11 AM PST Jan. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Threat of strong thunderstorms with potential for locally
damaging wind gusts... heavy downpours... small hail... and isolated
waterspouts today across southwest California...

A strong upper level jet stream combined with increasing
instability will bring a chance of thunderstorms today across
southwest California... especially this afternoon. The greatest
threat of thunderstorms will be across Ventura and Los Angeles
counties as well as the adjacent coastal waters. Some of these
thunderstorms could be strong... with the main threats being
locally damaging winds that could down trees and power lines as
well as brief heavy downpours causing localized roadway flooding.
In addition... any thunderstorm that develops today will be capable
of producing small hail and dangerous cloud to ground
lightning... including beach areas.

Conditions are also favorable for isolated waterspouts across
the coastal waters... especially south of Ventura. Remember that
waterspouts do have the potential to come ashore as weak tornados
across coastal communities. The threat of strong thunderstorms
is expected to diminish by tonight.


Gomberg/jld

711 am PST Fri Jan 20 2017

... Threat of strong thunderstorms with potential for locally
damaging wind gusts... heavy downpours... small hail... and isolated
waterspouts today across southwest California...

A strong upper level jet stream combined with increasing
instability will bring a chance of thunderstorms today across
southwest California... especially this afternoon. The greatest
threat of thunderstorms will be across Ventura and Los Angeles
counties as well as the adjacent coastal waters. Some of these
thunderstorms could be strong... with the main threats being
locally damaging winds that could down trees and power lines as
well as brief heavy downpours causing localized roadway flooding.
In addition... any thunderstorm that develops today will be capable
of producing small hail and dangerous cloud to ground
lightning... including beach areas.

Conditions are also favorable for isolated waterspouts across
the coastal waters... especially south of Ventura. Remember that
waterspouts do have the potential to come ashore as weak tornados
across coastal communities. The threat of strong thunderstorms
is expected to diminish by tonight.


Gomberg/jld