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Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 2:45 AM PST on January 20, 2017

Expires 9:00 PM EST on January 20, 2017


... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for the sand and fish
burn areas from 6 am PST this morning through this afternoon...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* the sand and fish burn areas in Los Angeles County.

* From 6 am PST this morning through this afternoon

* periods of moderate to heavy rain and possible thunderstorms
will result in a risk of mud and debris flows in and around
these burn areas. Rain rates may reach or briefly exceed a half
inch per hour today... especially in thunderstorms.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

Southern California residents... in or below the recently burned
areas... especially the fish and sand burn areas... are urged to
take the steps necessary to protect their property. Persons in the
watch area should remain alert and follow directions of emergency
preparedness officials.



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Special Statement

Statement as of 7:11 AM PST on January 20, 2017

Expires 10:00 PM EST on January 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

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


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:43 AM PST on January 20, 2017

Expires 9:43 PM EST on January 20, 2017


... Wind reports...

Location speed time/date elevation (ft.)

... Ventura County mountains...
ozena 24 mph 0622 am 01/20 3690

... Santa Ynez Valley...
Santa Ynez 33 mph 0610 am 01/20 600
Santa Ynez apt. 24 mph 0615 am 01/20 671

... Santa Cruz and anacapa islands...
Santa Cruz Island-main ranch 26 mph 0501 am 01/20 2484

... Santa Clarita valley...
Newhall Pass 26 mph 0456 am 01/20 2134

... Santa Barbara County mountains...
Tepusquet 39 mph 0606 am 01/20 3200
Figueroa Mountain 26 mph 0535 am 01/20 3183

... Santa Barbara County central coast...
Lompoc Hills 49 mph 0612 am 01/20 1528
Point Arguello cman 36 mph 0500 am 01/20 105
Vandenberg hills 33 mph 0622 am 01/20 1017
Santa Maria apt. 31 mph 0536 am 01/20 242
Lompoc (first presbyterian c 31 mph 0635 am 01/20 492
Vandenberg AFB 30 mph 0608 am 01/20 369

... San Miguel and Santa Rosa islands...
Santa Rosa Island 43 mph 0513 am 01/20 1284

... San Luis Obispo County mountains...
Carrizo 39 mph 0600 am 01/20 2490
Branch Mountain 37 mph 0535 am 01/20 3770

... San Luis Obispo County interior valleys...
3 NNW Santa Margarita 35 mph 0625 am 01/20 997
La Panza 34 mph 0554 am 01/20 1633
3 WNW Atascadero 29 mph 0628 am 01/20 1325

... San Luis Obispo County central coast...
Avila Beach, cal poly pier 37 mph 0549 am 01/20 0
Cambria 31 mph 0533 am 01/20 259
Baywood-Los Osos 29 mph 0621 am 01/20 157
Los Osos 28 mph 0533 am 01/20 115
Avila Beach Golf resort 28 mph 0510 am 01/20 16
San Luis Obispo apt. 26 mph 0556 am 01/20 194
pt Piedras Blancas 26 mph 0619 am 01/20 40
Morro Bay Harbor dept 24 mph 0529 am 01/20 5

... Los Angeles County San Gabriel valley...
Santa Fe dam 32 mph 0357 am 01/20 500

... Los Angeles County mountains excluding the Santa Monica range...
Grass Mountain 55 mph 0559 am 01/20 4626
Sandberg 52 mph 0531 am 01/20 4510
Mill Creek 44 mph 0553 am 01/20 5021
Oat Mountain 42 mph 0559 am 01/20 3693
Whitaker Peak 36 mph 0557 am 01/20 4120
chilao 34 mph 0553 am 01/20 5450
Camp Nine 32 mph 0455 am 01/20 4000
Acton 25 mph 0554 am 01/20 2600

... Catalina and Santa Barbara islands...
Catalina RAWS 31 mph 0622 am 01/20 1407
Santa Barbara Island 26 mph 0613 am 01/20 359

... Antelope Valley...
Lake Palmdale 59 mph 0555 am 01/20 2980
Elizabeth Lake 41 mph 0523 am 01/20 3445
Palmdale apt. 41 mph 0540 am 01/20 2543
Leona Valley (95th St w) 39 mph 0614 am 01/20 3600
Lake Hughes (6 wnw) 34 mph 0547 am 01/20 3884
Lancaster Fox Field 30 mph 0421 am 01/20 2351
5 WSW Lancaster 29 mph 0603 am 01/20 2590
neenach 28 mph 0520 am 01/20 2960

... Maritime stations...
pt. Sal buoy 40 mph 0550 am 01/20 0
Port San Luis 33 mph 0519 am 01/20 20
south Santa Rosa Island buoy 25 mph 0550 am 01/20 0
west Santa Barbara Channel b 25 mph 0550 am 01/20 0

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. Not all data listed are considered official.


NWS Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
Iris system

643 am PST Fri Jan 20 2017

... Wind reports...

Location speed time/date elevation (ft.)

... Ventura County mountains...
ozena 24 mph 0622 am 01/20 3690

... Santa Ynez Valley...
Santa Ynez 33 mph 0610 am 01/20 600
Santa Ynez apt. 24 mph 0615 am 01/20 671

... Santa Cruz and anacapa islands...
Santa Cruz Island-main ranch 26 mph 0501 am 01/20 2484

... Santa Clarita valley...
Newhall Pass 26 mph 0456 am 01/20 2134

... Santa Barbara County mountains...
Tepusquet 39 mph 0606 am 01/20 3200
Figueroa Mountain 26 mph 0535 am 01/20 3183

... Santa Barbara County central coast...
Lompoc Hills 49 mph 0612 am 01/20 1528
Point Arguello cman 36 mph 0500 am 01/20 105
Vandenberg hills 33 mph 0622 am 01/20 1017
Santa Maria apt. 31 mph 0536 am 01/20 242
Lompoc (first presbyterian c 31 mph 0635 am 01/20 492
Vandenberg AFB 30 mph 0608 am 01/20 369

... San Miguel and Santa Rosa islands...
Santa Rosa Island 43 mph 0513 am 01/20 1284

... San Luis Obispo County mountains...
Carrizo 39 mph 0600 am 01/20 2490
Branch Mountain 37 mph 0535 am 01/20 3770

... San Luis Obispo County interior valleys...
3 NNW Santa Margarita 35 mph 0625 am 01/20 997
La Panza 34 mph 0554 am 01/20 1633
3 WNW Atascadero 29 mph 0628 am 01/20 1325

... San Luis Obispo County central coast...
Avila Beach, cal poly pier 37 mph 0549 am 01/20 0
Cambria 31 mph 0533 am 01/20 259
Baywood-Los Osos 29 mph 0621 am 01/20 157
Los Osos 28 mph 0533 am 01/20 115
Avila Beach Golf resort 28 mph 0510 am 01/20 16
San Luis Obispo apt. 26 mph 0556 am 01/20 194
pt Piedras Blancas 26 mph 0619 am 01/20 40
Morro Bay Harbor dept 24 mph 0529 am 01/20 5

... Los Angeles County San Gabriel valley...
Santa Fe dam 32 mph 0357 am 01/20 500

... Los Angeles County mountains excluding the Santa Monica range...
Grass Mountain 55 mph 0559 am 01/20 4626
Sandberg 52 mph 0531 am 01/20 4510
Mill Creek 44 mph 0553 am 01/20 5021
Oat Mountain 42 mph 0559 am 01/20 3693
Whitaker Peak 36 mph 0557 am 01/20 4120
chilao 34 mph 0553 am 01/20 5450
Camp Nine 32 mph 0455 am 01/20 4000
Acton 25 mph 0554 am 01/20 2600

... Catalina and Santa Barbara islands...
Catalina RAWS 31 mph 0622 am 01/20 1407
Santa Barbara Island 26 mph 0613 am 01/20 359

... Antelope Valley...
Lake Palmdale 59 mph 0555 am 01/20 2980
Elizabeth Lake 41 mph 0523 am 01/20 3445
Palmdale apt. 41 mph 0540 am 01/20 2543
Leona Valley (95th St w) 39 mph 0614 am 01/20 3600
Lake Hughes (6 wnw) 34 mph 0547 am 01/20 3884
Lancaster Fox Field 30 mph 0421 am 01/20 2351
5 WSW Lancaster 29 mph 0603 am 01/20 2590
neenach 28 mph 0520 am 01/20 2960

... Maritime stations...
pt. Sal buoy 40 mph 0550 am 01/20 0
Port San Luis 33 mph 0519 am 01/20 20
south Santa Rosa Island buoy 25 mph 0550 am 01/20 0
west Santa Barbara Channel b 25 mph 0550 am 01/20 0

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. Not all data listed are considered official.


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