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.
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
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
...High surf advisory remains in effect until midnight PST
- 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.
A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area...producing rip currents and localized beach
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.