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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
1013 PM PST SAT FEB 28 2015

...WINTRY WEATHER THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT 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 TONIGHT...THEN SHOWERS WILL
PERSIST INTO SUNDAY NIGHT BEFORE DECREASING. THERE IS A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...SOME OF WHICH
MAY PRODUCE SMALL HAIL.

SNOW LEVELS WILL LOWER TO 3500 TO 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 BEFORE DEPARTING.

CAZ053-054-011415-
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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
1013 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 OVERNIGHT...THEN
  CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF TO SCATTERED
  SHOWERS LATE. SNOW LEVELS 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.

&&

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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SAN MARCOS PASS...
SAN RAFAEL WILDERNESS AREA...DICK SMITH WILDERNESS AREA
1013 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 OF 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 OVERNIGHT 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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