San Luis Obispo County Central Coast Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Surf Advisory
Issued: 1:32 PM PST Dec. 16, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory remains in effect until 9 am PST Sunday...

* surf... surf will peak at 10 to 15 feet today and early tonight
then slowly subside to 4 to 8 feet by mid morning Sunday.

* Impacts... large, powerful and dangerous waves with strong
currents will create an increased risk of drowning. Sneaker
waves can suddenly wash over previously dry beaches and
jetties. There will also be a high risk of life-threatening
rip currents. Damaging breaking waves are possible near the
entrance to Morro Bay Harbor.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area... producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions. Swim near a lifeguard. If caught
in a rip current, relax and float. Don't swim against the
current. If able, swim in a direction following the shoreline. If
unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.


/Kj


Air Quality Alert
Issued: 2:45 PM PST Dec. 15, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Air quality alert extended due to smoke impacts from wildfires
through Monday morning...

The San Luis Obispo County air pollution control district has
extended an air quality alert due to smoke impacts in San Luis Obispo
County through 11 am PST Monday. Smoke from the from wildfires in
Ventura and Santa Barbara counties is being transported into San Luis
Obispo County.

Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems...
aggravate lung disease... cause asthma attacks and acute bronchitis...
and increase risk of respiratory infections.

Residents are advised to use caution as conditions warrant. People
with heart or lung disease should follow their doctors advice for
dealing with episodes of blowing dust.

Additionally... older adults and children should avoid prolonged
exposure... strenuous activity or heavy exertion... as conditions
dictate.

For the latest air quality forecasts and information... visit the San
Luis Obispo County air pollution control district website at
www.Slocleanair.Org or call 805.781.5912.


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245 PM PST Fri Dec 15 2017

... Air quality alert extended due to smoke impacts from wildfires
through Monday morning...

The San Luis Obispo County air pollution control district has
extended an air quality alert due to smoke impacts in San Luis Obispo
County through 11 am PST Monday. Smoke from the from wildfires in
Ventura and Santa Barbara counties is being transported into San Luis
Obispo County.

Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems...
aggravate lung disease... cause asthma attacks and acute bronchitis...
and increase risk of respiratory infections.

Residents are advised to use caution as conditions warrant. People
with heart or lung disease should follow their doctors advice for
dealing with episodes of blowing dust.

Additionally... older adults and children should avoid prolonged
exposure... strenuous activity or heavy exertion... as conditions
dictate.

For the latest air quality forecasts and information... visit the San
Luis Obispo County air pollution control district website at
www.Slocleanair.Org or call 805.781.5912.


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245 PM PST Fri Dec 15 2017

... Air quality alert extended due to smoke impacts from wildfires
through Monday morning...

The San Luis Obispo County air pollution control district has
extended an air quality alert due to smoke impacts in San Luis Obispo
County through 11 am PST Monday. Smoke from the from wildfires in
Ventura and Santa Barbara counties is being transported into San Luis
Obispo County.

Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems...
aggravate lung disease... cause asthma attacks and acute bronchitis...
and increase risk of respiratory infections.

Residents are advised to use caution as conditions warrant. People
with heart or lung disease should follow their doctors advice for
dealing with episodes of blowing dust.

Additionally... older adults and children should avoid prolonged
exposure... strenuous activity or heavy exertion... as conditions
dictate.

For the latest air quality forecasts and information... visit the San
Luis Obispo County air pollution control district website at
www.Slocleanair.Org or call 805.781.5912.


15

245 PM PST Fri Dec 15 2017

... Air quality alert extended due to smoke impacts from wildfires
through Monday morning...

The San Luis Obispo County air pollution control district has
extended an air quality alert due to smoke impacts in San Luis Obispo
County through 11 am PST Monday. Smoke from the from wildfires in
Ventura and Santa Barbara counties is being transported into San Luis
Obispo County.

Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems...
aggravate lung disease... cause asthma attacks and acute bronchitis...
and increase risk of respiratory infections.

Residents are advised to use caution as conditions warrant. People
with heart or lung disease should follow their doctors advice for
dealing with episodes of blowing dust.

Additionally... older adults and children should avoid prolonged
exposure... strenuous activity or heavy exertion... as conditions
dictate.

For the latest air quality forecasts and information... visit the San
Luis Obispo County air pollution control district website at
www.Slocleanair.Org or call 805.781.5912.


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Public Information Statement
Issued: 7:23 PM PST Dec. 16, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Wind reports greater than 25 mph in the past six hours...

Location speed time/date elevation (ft.)

... Strongest winds in the report...
traquillon mtn poc 47 mph 0635 PM 12/16 2142
Santa Barbara botanic garden 46 mph 0524 PM 12/16 752
Branch Mountain 43 mph 0635 PM 12/16 3770
10 E Santa Maria 42 mph 0320 PM 12/16 1695
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... San Luis Obispo County mountains...
Branch Mountain 43 mph 0635 PM 12/16 3770

... San Luis Obispo County interior valleys...
La Panza 26 mph 0354 PM 12/16 1633

... San Luis Obispo County central coast...
pt. Piedras Blancas 30 mph 0141 PM 12/16 46
Cambria 27 mph 0245 PM 12/16 228

... Santa Barbara County South Coast...
Santa Barbara botanic garden 46 mph 0524 PM 12/16 752
San Marcos Pass RAWS 33 mph 0606 PM 12/16 1491
Gaviota 31 mph 0603 PM 12/16 147
Santa Barbara-Riviera 25 mph 0220 PM 12/16 728

... Santa Barbara County mountains...
10 E Santa Maria 42 mph 0320 PM 12/16 1695

... Santa Barbara County central coast...
traquillon mtn poc 47 mph 0635 PM 12/16 2142
Point Arguello cman 37 mph 0200 PM 12/16 105
Lompoc Hills 35 mph 0123 PM 12/16 1528
vandenberg (portable) 29 mph 0234 PM 12/16 64
vandenberg hills 28 mph 0422 PM 12/16 1017
Jalama beach 28 mph 0322 PM 12/16 29

... Ventura County mountains...
5 WNW Topatopa Peak 34 mph 0445 PM 12/16 4841

... Ventura County coastal valleys...
6 SW Thousand Oaks 32 mph 0715 PM 12/16 3110

... Santa Ynez Valley...
5 SW Figueroa Mountain 31 mph 0309 PM 12/16 1401
Sedgwick Reserve, Santa Ynez 28 mph 0430 PM 12/16 1153

... Santa Monica Mountains recreational area...
Saddle Peak 26 mph 0714 PM 12/16 2450

... Santa Clarita valley...
Saugus 34 mph 0357 PM 12/16 1450
del Valle 27 mph 0155 PM 12/16 1277

... Los Angeles County San Fernando Valley...
Granada Hills 28 mph 0315 PM 12/16 1414
Glendale 27 mph 0350 PM 12/16 803

... Los Angeles County mountains excluding the Santa Monica range...
Mill Creek 31 mph 0553 PM 12/16 5021
Camp nine 30 mph 0255 PM 12/16 4000

... Antelope Valley...
poppy park 36 mph 0256 PM 12/16 2759
Lancaster Fox Field 30 mph 0234 PM 12/16 2351

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers
for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.

Kj

723 PM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

... Wind reports greater than 25 mph in the past six hours...

Location speed time/date elevation (ft.)

... Strongest winds in the report...
traquillon mtn poc 47 mph 0635 PM 12/16 2142
Santa Barbara botanic garden 46 mph 0524 PM 12/16 752
Branch Mountain 43 mph 0635 PM 12/16 3770
10 E Santa Maria 42 mph 0320 PM 12/16 1695
===========================================================

... San Luis Obispo County mountains...
Branch Mountain 43 mph 0635 PM 12/16 3770

... San Luis Obispo County interior valleys...
La Panza 26 mph 0354 PM 12/16 1633

... San Luis Obispo County central coast...
pt. Piedras Blancas 30 mph 0141 PM 12/16 46
Cambria 27 mph 0245 PM 12/16 228

... Santa Barbara County South Coast...
Santa Barbara botanic garden 46 mph 0524 PM 12/16 752
San Marcos Pass RAWS 33 mph 0606 PM 12/16 1491
Gaviota 31 mph 0603 PM 12/16 147
Santa Barbara-Riviera 25 mph 0220 PM 12/16 728

... Santa Barbara County mountains...
10 E Santa Maria 42 mph 0320 PM 12/16 1695

... Santa Barbara County central coast...
traquillon mtn poc 47 mph 0635 PM 12/16 2142
Point Arguello cman 37 mph 0200 PM 12/16 105
Lompoc Hills 35 mph 0123 PM 12/16 1528
vandenberg (portable) 29 mph 0234 PM 12/16 64
vandenberg hills 28 mph 0422 PM 12/16 1017
Jalama beach 28 mph 0322 PM 12/16 29

... Ventura County mountains...
5 WNW Topatopa Peak 34 mph 0445 PM 12/16 4841

... Ventura County coastal valleys...
6 SW Thousand Oaks 32 mph 0715 PM 12/16 3110

... Santa Ynez Valley...
5 SW Figueroa Mountain 31 mph 0309 PM 12/16 1401
Sedgwick Reserve, Santa Ynez 28 mph 0430 PM 12/16 1153

... Santa Monica Mountains recreational area...
Saddle Peak 26 mph 0714 PM 12/16 2450

... Santa Clarita valley...
Saugus 34 mph 0357 PM 12/16 1450
del Valle 27 mph 0155 PM 12/16 1277

... Los Angeles County San Fernando Valley...
Granada Hills 28 mph 0315 PM 12/16 1414
Glendale 27 mph 0350 PM 12/16 803

... Los Angeles County mountains excluding the Santa Monica range...
Mill Creek 31 mph 0553 PM 12/16 5021
Camp nine 30 mph 0255 PM 12/16 4000

... Antelope Valley...
poppy park 36 mph 0256 PM 12/16 2759
Lancaster Fox Field 30 mph 0234 PM 12/16 2351

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers
for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.

Kj


228 PM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

... Wind reports for the previous 6 hours...

Location speed time/date elevation (ft.)

... Ventura County mountains...
5 WNW Topatopa Peak 36 mph 0900 am 12/16 4841

... Ventura County coastal valleys...
Wiley Ridge 36 mph 1049 am 12/16 1645

... Santa Barbara County South Coast...
San Marcos Pass RAWS 37 mph 0906 am 12/16 1491
Montecito city 36 mph 1007 am 12/16 285
Santa Barbara-Riviera 35 mph 0830 am 12/16 728
Gaviota State Park 35 mph 1245 PM 12/16 87

... Santa Barbara County mountains...
Tepusquet 57 mph 0906 am 12/16 3200
La Cumbre Peak 44 mph 0902 am 12/16 3820
10 E Santa Maria 38 mph 1020 am 12/16 1695

... Santa Barbara County central coast...
Point Arguello cman 38 mph 1100 am 12/16 105
Lompoc Hills 37 mph 1247 PM 12/16 1528
traquillon mtn poc 36 mph 0955 am 12/16 2142
pt. Conception lighthouse 36 mph 1007 am 12/16 24

... San Luis Obispo County mountains...
Branch Mountain 40 mph 0835 am 12/16 3770

... Los Angeles County mountains excluding the Santa Monica range...
Whitaker Peak 65 mph 0957 am 12/16 4120
Sandberg 39 mph 0903 am 12/16 4510

... Antelope Valley...
poppy park 37 mph 0856 am 12/16 2759

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers
for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.

Tf

228 PM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

... Wind reports for the previous 6 hours...

Location speed time/date elevation (ft.)

... Ventura County mountains...
5 WNW Topatopa Peak 36 mph 0900 am 12/16 4841

... Ventura County coastal valleys...
Wiley Ridge 36 mph 1049 am 12/16 1645

... Santa Barbara County South Coast...
San Marcos Pass RAWS 37 mph 0906 am 12/16 1491
Montecito city 36 mph 1007 am 12/16 285
Santa Barbara-Riviera 35 mph 0830 am 12/16 728
Gaviota State Park 35 mph 1245 PM 12/16 87

... Santa Barbara County mountains...
Tepusquet 57 mph 0906 am 12/16 3200
La Cumbre Peak 44 mph 0902 am 12/16 3820
10 E Santa Maria 38 mph 1020 am 12/16 1695

... Santa Barbara County central coast...
Point Arguello cman 38 mph 1100 am 12/16 105
Lompoc Hills 37 mph 1247 PM 12/16 1528
traquillon mtn poc 36 mph 0955 am 12/16 2142
pt. Conception lighthouse 36 mph 1007 am 12/16 24

... San Luis Obispo County mountains...
Branch Mountain 40 mph 0835 am 12/16 3770

... Los Angeles County mountains excluding the Santa Monica range...
Whitaker Peak 65 mph 0957 am 12/16 4120
Sandberg 39 mph 0903 am 12/16 4510

... Antelope Valley...
poppy park 37 mph 0856 am 12/16 2759

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers
for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.

Tf


1037 am PST Sat Dec 16 2017

... Wind reports for the previous 6 hours...

Location speed time/date elevation (ft.)

... Ventura County mountains...
5 WNW Topatopa Peak 38 mph 0700 am 12/16 4841

... Santa Barbara County South Coast...
Santa Barbara botanic garden 55 mph 0824 am 12/16 752
Santa Barbara-Riviera 41 mph 0800 am 12/16 728
San Marcos Pass RAWS 38 mph 0506 am 12/16 1491

... Santa Barbara County mountains...
Montecito hills 65 mph 0747 am 12/16 1619
Tepusquet 57 mph 0906 am 12/16 3200
10 E Santa Maria 38 mph 0920 am 12/16 1695

... Santa Barbara County central coast...
Point Arguello cman 39 mph 0500 am 12/16 105
traquillon mtn poc 37 mph 0715 am 12/16 2142
Lompoc Hills 36 mph 0635 am 12/16 1528

... San Luis Obispo County mountains...
Branch Mountain 40 mph 0835 am 12/16 3770

... Los Angeles County San Fernando Valley...
Porter ranch 35 mph 0800 am 12/16 1633

... Los Angeles County mountains excluding the Santa Monica range...
Whitaker Peak 65 mph 0957 am 12/16 4120
Sandberg 45 mph 0641 am 12/16 4510
Camp nine 36 mph 0455 am 12/16 4000

... Antelope Valley...
Palmdale apt. 45 mph 0517 am 12/16 2543
poppy park 44 mph 0556 am 12/16 2759
Lancaster Fox Field 40 mph 0459 am 12/16 2351
Lake Palmdale 35 mph 0455 am 12/16 2980

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers
for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.

Tf


1037 am PST Sat Dec 16 2017

... Wind reports for the previous 6 hours...

Location speed time/date elevation (ft.)

... Ventura County mountains...
5 WNW Topatopa Peak 38 mph 0700 am 12/16 4841

... Santa Barbara County South Coast...
Santa Barbara botanic garden 55 mph 0824 am 12/16 752
Santa Barbara-Riviera 41 mph 0800 am 12/16 728
San Marcos Pass RAWS 38 mph 0506 am 12/16 1491

... Santa Barbara County mountains...
Montecito hills 65 mph 0747 am 12/16 1619
Tepusquet 57 mph 0906 am 12/16 3200
10 E Santa Maria 38 mph 0920 am 12/16 1695

... Santa Barbara County central coast...
Point Arguello cman 39 mph 0500 am 12/16 105
traquillon mtn poc 37 mph 0715 am 12/16 2142
Lompoc Hills 36 mph 0635 am 12/16 1528

... San Luis Obispo County mountains...
Branch Mountain 40 mph 0835 am 12/16 3770

... Los Angeles County San Fernando Valley...
Porter ranch 35 mph 0800 am 12/16 1633

... Los Angeles County mountains excluding the Santa Monica range...
Whitaker Peak 65 mph 0957 am 12/16 4120
Sandberg 45 mph 0641 am 12/16 4510
Camp nine 36 mph 0455 am 12/16 4000

... Antelope Valley...
Palmdale apt. 45 mph 0517 am 12/16 2543
poppy park 44 mph 0556 am 12/16 2759
Lancaster Fox Field 40 mph 0459 am 12/16 2351
Lake Palmdale 35 mph 0455 am 12/16 2980

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers
for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.

Tf

High Surf Advisory
Issued: 1:32 PM PST Dec. 16, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory remains in effect until 9 am PST Sunday...

* surf... surf will peak at 10 to 15 feet today and early tonight
then slowly subside to 4 to 8 feet by mid morning Sunday.

* Impacts... large, powerful and dangerous waves with strong
currents will create an increased risk of drowning. Sneaker
waves can suddenly wash over previously dry beaches and
jetties. There will also be a high risk of life-threatening
rip currents. Damaging breaking waves are possible near the
entrance to Morro Bay Harbor.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area... producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions. Swim near a lifeguard. If caught
in a rip current, relax and float. Don't swim against the
current. If able, swim in a direction following the shoreline. If
unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.


/Kj