Santa Barbara County Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Wind Advisory, Excessive Heat Warning
Issued: 7:30 PM PDT Jul. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory in effect until 3 am PDT Monday...
... Excessive heat warning remains in effect from 10 am Monday to
8 PM PDT Thursday...

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a
Wind Advisory, which is in effect until 3 am PDT Monday.

* High temperatures... daytime high temperatures will range from
80-95 degrees at higher elevations to 96-106 degrees in the
foothills. The hottest days are expected Tuesday and

* Low temperatures... overnight low temperatures will offer
little reprieve from the heat, ranging from 70-80 degrees in
the foothills. Low temperatures at higher elevations will be
in the 50s and 60s.

* Winds... areas of northwest to north winds 20 to 30 mph with
gusts to 45 mph, strongest through passes and canyons. Winds
will diminish late tonight.

* Impacts... increased potential for serious heat-related
illnesses, especially for the Young and elderly, those
performing outdoor activities, as well as those without access
to air conditioning. Increased potential for power outages. In
addition, gusty winds will make driving difficult, especially
for high profile vehicles.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Never, ever, leave people or pets in enclosed vehicles, even for
a short period of time.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

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

Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 2:33 PM PDT Jul. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Tuesday afternoon
through Thursday morning for gusty northwest to north winds, low
relative humidity, and hot temperatures for the Santa Barbara
South Coast...

* winds... areas of northwest to north winds 20 to 30 mph with
gusts between 40 and 50 mph, except isolated gusts to 55 mph
in the hills above Gaviota and Refugio. The strongest winds
are expected during the late afternoon and nighttime hours
from Gaviota to Goleta.

* Relative humidity... minimum humidities between 10 and 20
percent with poor humidity recovery overnight in foothills and
wind prone areas.

* Temperatures... maximum temperatures between 95 and 103 degrees
in the foothills and wind prone locations.

* Impacts... if fire ignition occurs, there could be rapid
wildfire spread that would lead to a threat to life and

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that there is the potential for
critical fire weather conditions. This in combination with dry
fuels could create extreme fire danger and/or fire behavior. Use
extreme caution with potential ignition sources.

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