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SCV Raw: From the National Weather Service

Special Weather Statement

Posted: November 27, 2012 10:26 a.m.
Updated: November 27, 2012 10:26 a.m.
 

...UNSETTLED WEATHER EXPECTED MID WEEK FOR SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA...

A RATHER STRONG PACIFIC COLD FRONT IS FORECAST TO AFFECTSOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT WITH A PERIODOF LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN AND GUSTY WINDS.THE FRONT WILL MOVE INTO SAN LUIS OBISPO AND SANTA BARBARA COUNTIESWEDNESDAY MORNING WITH RAIN AND GUSTY SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS.

THERAIN IS EXPECTED TO SPREAD INTO VENTURA COUNTY EARLY WEDNESDAYAFTERNOON AND INTO LOS ANGELES COUNTY BY EARLY WEDNESDAY EVENING.LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN CAN BE EXPECTED WITH THIS WEATHERSYSTEM...

EXCEPT FOR ISOALTED HEAVY RAIN AT TIMES ESPECIALLY ON SOUTHFACING SLOPES OVER SAN LUIS OBISPO AND SANTA BARBARA COUNTIES. THERAIN IS EXPECTED TO TAPER OFF TO SCATTERED SHOWERS LATE WEDNESDAYNIGHT AND THURSDAY.SNOW LEVELS DURING THE PERIOD WILL REMAIN VERY HIGH...

GENERALLY ABOVE 7500 FEET...WITH ANY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS CONFINED TO THEHIGHEST PEAKS.PRELIMINARY RAINFALL ESTIMATES FROM WEDNESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAYNIGHT ARE FOR 0.75 TO 1.25 INCHES OVER SAN LUIS OBISPO AND SANTABARBARA COUNTIES...

WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 2.00 INCHESNOT OUT OF THE QUESTION ON SOUTH FACING SLOPES AND IN EXTREMENORTHWESTERN SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY. RAINFALL POTENTIAL FOR VENTURAAND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES IS FOR 0.25 TO 0.50 INCH...

WITH LOCALLYHIGHER AMOUNTS TO AROUND 1.00 INCH ON SOUTH FACING SLOPES.SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS ARE FORECAST TO INCREASE OVER SAN LUISOBISPO AND SANTA BARBARA COUNTIES TONIGHT. WINDS WILL THEN PEAKON WEDNESDAY WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH FOR THE COAST AND VALLEYSAND UP TO 45 MPH IN THE MOUNTAINS...

ALTHOUGH ISOLATED GUSTS TO50 MPH CANNOT BE RULED OUT ESPECIALLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.THE RAINFALL AT MID WEEK MAY PRODUCE PONDING OF WATER IN LOW-LYINGAND POORLY DRAINED AREAS. ALSO...MOTORISTS SHOULD BE ALERT FORSLICK ROADWAYS DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF OIL AND RAINFALL. THEGUSTY WINDS WILL COMPOUND TRAVEL PROBLEMS OVER SAN LUIS OBISPOAND SANTA BARBARA COUNTIES AS WELL...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILEVEHICLES.

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