Santa Barbara

High Surf Advisory:

Issued at: 5:47 PM PST on December 21, 2014, expires at: 12:00 AM PST on December 22, 2014
  • ...High surf advisory remains in effect until midnight PST tonight...
  • surf and timing...surf of 8 to 12 ft will continue through late this evening...highest on northwest facing beaches. The surf is expected to subside below 10 feet after midnight.
  • Impacts...frequent and strong rip currents and long-shore currents...and sneaker waves. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area...producing rip currents and localized beach erosion. Remember...if caught in a rip current...swim parallel to shore until you are free of the powerful current. Always swim near a lifeguard.

Wind Advisory:

Issued at: 5:26 PM PST on December 21, 2014, expires at: 9:00 AM PST on December 22, 2014
  • ...Wind Advisory remains in effect until 9 am PST Monday...
  • winds...north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
  • Impacts...travel may be impacted on area roadways...especially on highways 101 and 154 between Santa Barbara and Gaviota including San Marcos Pass...and through Gaviota Pass. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph or greater are expected for the Santa Barbara South Coast and over 45 mph for the mountains. Winds this strong can make driving difficult... especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution when driving.

High Wind Warning:

Issued at: 5:26 PM PST on December 21, 2014, expires at: 9:00 AM PST on December 22, 2014
  • ...High Wind Warning in effect until 9 am PST Monday... The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a High Wind Warning...which is in effect until 9 am PST Monday. The Wind Advisory is no longer in effect.
  • Winds...north 25 to 40 mph with damaging gusts up to 65 mph. Strongest winds through passes and canyons of the Santa Ynez range...especially near Montecito hills.
  • Impacts...travel may be impacted on area roadways...including highways 101...154...and 192. Winds this strong will be capable of Downing trees and power lines.,,As well as causing power outages. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A High Wind Warning means that damaging high winds of 58 mph or greater are likely or imminent. Secure all loose outdoor furniture in advance of the onset of strong winds. Monitor the latest forecasts on NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite media source.
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Friday Evening Forecast

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