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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
221 PM PST SAT FEB 28 2015

...WINTER WEATHER THIS WEEKEND WITH LOW SNOW LEVELS IMPACTING
MOUNTAIN PASSES...

.A COLD LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA TONIGHT AND
LINGER THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. SHOWER ACTIVITY WILL CONTINUE TO
INCREASE ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS TODAY AND TONIGHT...THEN SHOWERS
WILL CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY NIGHT BEFORE DECREASING. THERE IS A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATER TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...SOME OF WHICH MAY PRODUCE SMALL HAIL.

SNOW LEVELS WILL LOWER TO 5000 FEET LATER TODAY...THEN TO BETWEEN
3500 AND 4000 FEET LATER TONIGHT OR EARLY SUNDAY AND CONTINUE AT
THOSE LEVELS INTO SUNDAY NIGHT. SNOW LEVELS COULD OCCASIONALLY
DROP TO BELOW 3500 FEET IN HEAVIER SHOWER ACTIVITY SUNDAY AND
EARLY SUNDAY NIGHT.

SNOW TOTALS WILL BE QUITE VARIABLE DUE TO THE SHOWERY NATURE OF
THE PRECIPITATION. HOWEVER...ON AVERAGE...EXPECT 4 TO 8 INCHES OF
SNOW BETWEEN 5000 AND 6500 FEET...WITH 8 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW
ABOVE 6500 FEET...AND 2 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW BETWEEN 4000 AND
5000 FEET. LOCAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 18 INCHES ARE
POSSIBLE...MAINLY ACROSS THE SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS AND THE HIGHER
TERRAIN OF VENTURA COUNTY.

PEOPLE PLANNING TRAVEL INTO OR THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS SHOULD BE
AWARE OF THE POTENTIAL FOR DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS AND
SHOULD CHECK ROAD CONDITIONS FOR THE LATEST TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

CAZ053-054-010630-
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VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS EXCLUDING THE SANTA MONICA RANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LOCKWOOD VALLEY...MOUNT PINOS...ACTON...
MOUNT WILSON...SANDBERG
221 PM PST SAT FEB 28 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST
MONDAY...

* LOCATIONS...THE MOUNTAINS OF VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES
  EXCLUDING THE SANTA MONICA RANGE.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...POOR VISIBILITIES...ISOLATED
  THUNDERSTORMS WITH SMALL HAIL.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOWFALL TOTALS OF 8 TO 12 INCHES ARE EXPECTED
  ABOVE 6500 FEET...WITH 4 TO 8 INCHES BETWEEN 5000 AND 6500
  FEET...AND 2 TO 5 INCHES BETWEEN 4000 AND 5000 FEET. LOCAL
  ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE AT ELEVATIONS AS LOW
  AS 3500 FEET...MAINLY SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT. LOCAL SNOW
  ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 18 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE SAN GABRIEL
  MOUNTAINS AND ON THE HIGHER PEAKS OF NORTHERN VENTURA COUNTY.

* TIMING AND SNOW LEVELS...SHOWERS WILL INCREASE LATER THIS
  AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING...THEN CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY
  NIGHT TAPERING OFF TO SCATTERED SHOWERS LATE. SNOW LEVELS WILL
  AROUND 5000 FEET WILL LOWER TO BETWEEN 3500 AND 4000 FEET BY
  LATE TONIGHT OR EARLY SUNDAY...AND CONTINUE AT THOSE LEVELS
  THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...SNOW WILL LIKELY AFFECT TRAVEL ON THE HIGHER
  MOUNTAIN PASSES...INCLUDING MAJOR ROUTES SUCH AS INTERSTATE 5
  NEAR THE GRAPEVINE...STATE ROUTE 2 IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY...AND
  HIGHWAY 33 IN VENTURA COUNTY. CHAINS MAY BECOME A REQUIREMENT
  THIS WEEKEND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND
USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. CHECK THE LATEST ROAD REPORTS BEFORE
DEPARTING. KEEP AN EMERGENCY KIT IN YOUR VEHICLE WHICH INCLUDES A
FLASHLIGHT...FOOD AND WATER...EXTRA CLOTHES AND BLANKETS...AND
TIRE CHAINS.

&&

$$

CAZ052-010630-
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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SAN MARCOS PASS...
SAN RAFAEL WILDERNESS AREA...DICK SMITH WILDERNESS AREA
221 PM PST SAT FEB 28 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST
SUNDAY...

* LOCATIONS...THE MOUNTAINS OF SANTA BARBARA COUNTY.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...POOR VISIBILITIES...
  ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH SMALL HAIL.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOWFALL TOTALS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED
  ABOVE 5000 FEET...WITH 2 TO 5 INCHES BETWEEN 4000 AND 5000
  FEET. LOCAL ACCUMULATIONS 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE DOWN AT
  ELEVATIONS AS LOW AS 3500 FEET MAINLY SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING AND SNOW LEVELS...SHOWERS WILL INCREASE THIS
  AFTERNOON...THEN CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING BEFORE TAPERING
  OFF. SNOW LEVELS...BETWEEN 4500 AND 5000 FEET...WILL LOWER TO
  BETWEEN 3500 AND 4000 FEET BY LATE TONIGHT...AND CONTINUE AT
  THOSE LEVELS THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...SNOW COULD AFFECT TRAVEL ON THE HIGHER MOUNTAIN
  PASSES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND
USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. CHECK THE LATEST ROAD REPORTS BEFORE
DEPARTING. KEEP AN EMERGENCY KIT IN YOUR VEHICLE WHICH INCLUDES A
FLASHLIGHT...FOOD AND WATER...EXTRA CLOTHES AND BLANKETS...AND
TIRE CHAINS.

&&

$$

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