Santa Barbara

Wind Advisory:

Issued at: 3:16 am PST on December 21, 2014, expires at: 9:00 AM PST on December 22, 2014
  • ...Wind Advisory now in effect until 9 am PST Monday...
  • winds...north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph through and below passes and canyons.
  • Timing...the winds will continue this morning...subside slightly this afternoon and then increase again later this evening and persist into Monday morning.
  • 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. Asr

Coastal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory:

Issued at: 2:49 am PST on December 21, 2014, expires at: 12:00 AM PST on December 22, 2014
  • ...Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect until 3 PM PST this afternoon... ...High surf advisory remains in effect until midnight PST tonight...
  • surf and timing...surf of 10 to 13 ft with local sets to 15 feet this morning. The surf will slowly subside through this evening.
  • Coastal flooding...minor coastal flooding is expected this weekend...especially a few hours on either side of high tide. A high tide of 6.4 feet will occur at Port San Luis at 831 am PST.
  • Location...the highest surf will be on exposed west to northwest facing beaches...however large surf is expected throughout the central coast area. Coastal flooding will be most likely during the morning high tide. Strong rip currents and long shore currents will affect all central coast beaches.
  • Impacts...there is the potential for significant beach erosion...damage to surf zone structures such as piers...minor coastal flooding with inundation of low lying areas near the beach...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. A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that the very large surf and high tides will combine to generate flooding of low lying areas along the shore.
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Friday Evening Forecast

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