Santa Barbara County Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: 4:27 AM PST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 3 am PST

* what... snow... 1 to 2 inches expected. Snow levels will range
between 1500 and 2500 feet through tonight. Areas of northwest
to north winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph are expected,
with isolated higher gusts. Dangerous wind chill readings will
be between 10 degrees and -10 degrees for the higher elevations
late tonight into Monday.

* Where... Santa Barbara County mountains.

* When... through 3 am PST Tuesday.

* Additional details... be prepared for reduced visibilities at
times. The strongest winds will be through the Santa Ynez
range. The highest snowfall amounts will occur on the north
facing slopes. Delays or closures are possible on mountain
roads due to snow showers and icy Road conditions. There is
the potential for brief snow showers on upper portions of
Highway 154 from San Marcos Pass through cachuma lake.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
The latest Road conditions from caltrans is available by calling
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Wind Advisory
Issued: 3:06 AM PST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 10 PM PST this evening...

* winds... northwest to north winds 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 50
mph will continue through this evening.

* Impacts... gusty winds will make driving difficult, especially
for high profile vehicles.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

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