Santa Barbara County South Coast Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Freeze Warning, Wind Advisory
Issued: 2:25 PM PST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 10 PM PST this evening...
... Freeze warning remains in effect from 1 am to 9 am PST
... Freeze warning remains in effect from 1 am to 9 am PST

* winds... northwest to north winds between 20 and 30 mph with
gusts to 50 mph are expected at times through this evening.
Winds will be strongest in the hills and canyons.

* Temperature... low temperatures between 29 and 32 degrees are
expected late tonight and Tuesday morning. A repeat of this
scenario will occur Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

* Impacts... winds this strong may down tree limbs and power
lines. Cross winds can make driving difficult, especially for
drivers of high profile vehicles and vehicles towing trailers.
Sub- freezing temperatures can kill crops and sensitive
vegetation, and harm outdoor pets and livestock. Extended
exposure to cold can cause hypothermia.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A freeze warning means temperatures 29 and 32 for two or more
consecutive hours are imminent. Protective measures to save crops
and sensitive vegetation should be taken. Vulnerable animals and
pets should be kept indoors in a house or barn.

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

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