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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Southwestern California
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
3:26 PM PST Tue Dec 3 2019

…ACTIVE STORM PATTERN THIS WEEK, MOST SIGNIFICANT ON WEDNESDAY…

DISCUSSION…A low pressure system off the northern California coast will move through southern California on Wednesday, bringing widespread moderate rain and east to southeast wind gusts between 20 and 40 mph to the area. Thunderstorms are possible mainly from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles County. Rainfall amounts around 1 inch are expected, with 2 to 3 inches possible in the favored foothills or anywhere where heavier cells or thunderstorms form. Peak rainfall rates should generally range between 0.25 and 0.50 inches per hour, but isolated rates up to 1.00 inches per hour are possible near heavier cells or thunderstorms. There is a risk for minor to moderate debris flows near recent burn areas, with a very small chance of a damaging debris flow if one of those isolated heavy cells directly hits a burn area. Light rain showers could linger through Thursday. Another system could bring light rain to the area Saturday into Sunday.

TONIGHT…
Sky/weather………Cloudy. Rain after midnight.
Min temperature…..47-52 low elevations to 41-45 colder valleys and peaks.
24 hr trend……Little change.
Max humidity……..80-100 percent.
24 hr trend……Up 29.
20-foot winds…….
Valleys/lwr slopes…Southeast 6-12 mph with gusts to 20 mph becoming 10-20 mph with gusts to 30 mph after midnight.
Ridges/upr slopes….Southeast 8-15 mph with gusts to 25 mph becoming south 15-25 mph with gusts to 40 mph.
Marine layer……..None.
LAL……………..1.
CWR (>0.10 IN)……90 percent.

.WEDNESDAY…
Sky/weather………Cloudy. Rain then showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms.
Max temperature…..52-58 low elevations to 44-50 higher elevations.
24 hr trend……Down 11.
Min humidity……..70-100 percent.
24 hr trend……Up 49.
20-foot winds…….
Valleys/lwr slopes…Southeast 10-20 mph with gusts to 30 mph becoming southwest 6-12 mph in the afternoon.
Ridges/upr slopes….South 15-25 mph with gusts to 40 mph becoming southwest 6-12 mph with gusts to 20 mph in the afternoon.
Marine layer……..None.
LAL……………..2.
CWR (>0.10 IN)……80 percent.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT…
Sky/weather………Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the evening.
Min temperature…..46-53 low elevations to 37-44 colder valleys
and peaks.
Max humidity……..80-100 percent.
20-foot winds…….
Valleys/lwr slopes…South 6-12 mph becoming southeast after midnight.
Ridges/upr slopes….South 6-12 mph.
LAL……………..1.
CWR (>0.10 IN)……10 percent.

.THURSDAY…
Sky/weather………Mostly cloudy.
Max temperature…..54-60 low elevations to 47-52 higher elevations.
Min humidity……..65-80 percent.
20-foot winds…….
Valleys/lwr slopes…Southeast 6-12 mph with gusts to 20 mph.
Ridges/upr slopes….South 6-12 mph with gusts to 20 mph becoming southeast 8-15 mph with gusts to 25 mph in the afternoon.
LAL……………..1.
CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.

SANDBAG INFORMATION

November 26th, 2019: As incoming rain is forecasted for November 27th and 28th, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department would like to remind residents of the locations where sandbags are available:

South County
 Fire Station 11 – 6901 Frey Way, Goleta
 Fire Station 14 – 320 Los Carneros, Goleta
 Santa Barbara County Flood Control Shop – 4568 County Rd., Santa Barbara (Off of Calle Real)

North County
 Santa Maria Flood Control Shop – 912 West Foster Road, Santa Maria
Please note: sandbags are not pre-filled and persons are limited to 25 bags. More information concerning sandbags can be found at https://www.countyofsb.org/pwd/sandbag.sbc.

The upcoming storms have the potential to bring several inches of rain. The Fire Department would like to warn those within the vicinity of the Cave Fire that there is an increased potential for flooding as a result of the fire.