Santa Barbara

High Surf Advisory:

Issued at: 10:44 PM PDT on May 6, 2015, expires at: 11:00 AM PDT on May 07, 2015
  • ...High surf advisory remains in effect until 11 am PDT Thursday...
  • of 8 to 10 feet with local sets to 12 feet.
  • Timing...through late Thursday morning.
  • Impacts...the large surf and powerful rip currents will produce extremely dangerous swimming conditions. People standing too close to the waves can be swept off their feet and injured. Large waves can sweep people off of jetties and waves may wash over sea walls. Beach erosion is expected at times of high tide. 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. Rat

Special Statement:

Issued at: 3:00 PM PDT on May 6, 2015, expires at: 4:00 AM PDT on May 07, 2015
  • ...Unseasonably cold storm system will bring threat of showers and thunderstorms to southwest California Thursday into Friday... A cold...winter-like storm system will dive southward into California tonight through Friday. A slight chance of showers will develop across southwest California late tonight into Thursday morning. As the main low pressure system draws closer to the region...there will be an increased threat of showers from Thursday afternoon through Friday evening. During this time...there will also be a slight chance of thunderstorms capable of producing brief heavy downpours and small hail. These thunderstorms may impact the rush hour commutes from Thursday evening through Friday evening. In addition...conditions will be favorable for isolated waterspouts across the coastal waters. Another potential impact from this storm system will be low snow levels. Snow levels could fall to around 5000 feet late Thursday through Friday...and possibly lower in heavier convective showers. A few inches of snow will be possible at resort levels...which may require the issuance of a Winter Weather Advisory as we draw closer to the event. In addition...gusty southwest to west winds up to 45 mph will likely accompany this storm in Antelope Valley and possibly the Los Angeles County mountains. Rainfall amounts with this system will be quite variable due to the showery nature of the expected precipitation. Isolated rainfall rates up to one half inch per hour will be possible with thunderstorms. As a result...if a thunderstorm were to move over a recent burn area...there is the possibility of minor mud and debris flows. Residents of southwest California should monitor the latest National Weather Service products for this developing weather situation. Anyone planning to travel to the local mountains should prepare for the possibility of snow showers and gusty winds. Sukup/Hall/gomberg

First Alert Weather Video Forecast

Wednesday Evening Forecast

A very cold mid-spring storm system will swing into the Golden State tomorrow, with isolated showers possible through Friday.