Santa Barbara

High Surf Advisory:

Issued at: 9:39 PM PDT on April 1, 2015, expires at: 11:00 AM PDT on April 02, 2015
  • ...High surf advisory remains in effect until 11 am PDT Thursday...
  • surf...surf will range from 8 to 12 feet along west and northwest beaches through Thursday morning.
  • Impacts...there is an increased risk for ocean drowning. Rip currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Waves can suddenly wash people off of beaches and coastal rock jetties. 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.

Beach Hazard Statement:

Issued at: 9:39 PM PDT on April 1, 2015, expires at: 3:00 AM PDT on April 02, 2015
  • ...Beach hazards statement remains in effect until 3 am PDT Thursday...
  • hazards...dangerous rip currents and breaking waves on coastal rock jetties are expected through late tonight.
  • Impacts...there is an increased risk for ocean drowning. Rip currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Waves can suddenly wash people off of beaches and coastal rock jetties. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A beach hazards statement is issued when threats to beach and surf zone safety are expected or occurring. Caution should be used when in or near the water. Stay near occupied lifeguard towers and never swim alone. If caught in a rip current... swim parallel to the shore.

Wind Advisory:

Issued at: 9:09 PM PDT on April 1, 2015, expires at: 9:00 AM PDT on April 02, 2015
  • ...Wind Advisory remains in effect until 9 am PDT Thursday...
  • winds...northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph. Winds will be strongest below passes and canyons.
  • Impacts...gusty winds will make driving difficult...especially for drivers of high profile vehicles. Major roadways that could be affected include highways 101...154...and 192... especially near Gaviota and below the hills of Montecito. Precautionary/preparedness actions... When driving...use extra caution. Be prepared for sudden gusty cross winds. Sirard

High Wind Warning:

Issued at: 9:09 PM PDT on April 1, 2015, expires at: 9:00 AM PDT on April 02, 2015
  • ...High Wind Warning remains in effect until 9 am PDT Thursday...
  • winds...northwest winds 20 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph through Thursday morning. The strongest winds will occur in the Santa Ynez range.
  • Impacts...gusty winds will make driving difficult...especially for drivers of high profile vehicles. Major roadways that could be affected include highways 101...154...and 192... especially near Gaviota...San Marcos Pass...and below the hills of Montecito. Winds this strong may down trees and power lines...and cause property damage. 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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