Flash Flood Watch
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WGUS66 KLOX 061627
FFALOX

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
927 AM PDT FRI MAY 6 2016

...THREAT OF FLASH FLOODING THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING
ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...CUYAMA VALLEY...AND ANTELOPE VALLEY...

.A COLD UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL LINGER OVER
SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA TODAY. THIS STORM SYSTEM HAS UNUSUALLY HIGH
AVAILABLE MOISTURE FOR EARLY MAY. THE INCREASING INSTABILITY THIS
AFTERNOON COMBINED WITH THE AVAILABLE MOISTURE WILL BRING THE
POTENTIAL FOR THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND ANTELOPE
VALLEY. DUE TO THE WEAK UPPER LEVEL WINDS...ANY STORMS THAT DO
FORM WILL LIKELY BE SLOW MOVING...INCREASING THE RISK FOR FLASH
FLOODING ACROSS THE WATCH AREA. DUE TO THE WEAK NORTHWEST UPPER
LEVEL FLOW EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON...SOME OF STORM ACTIVITY COULD
POTENTIALLY DRIFT INTO THE ADJACENT VALLEYS.

CAZ038-052>054-059-070030-
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CUYAMA VALLEY-SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS EXCLUDING THE SANTA MONICA RANGE-
ANTELOPE VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CUYAMA...SAN MARCOS PASS...
SAN RAFAEL WILDERNESS AREA...DICK SMITH WILDERNESS AREA...
LOCKWOOD VALLEY...MOUNT PINOS...ACTON...MOUNT WILSON...SANDBERG...
LANCASTER...PALMDALE
927 AM PDT FRI MAY 6 2016

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS
EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
  AREAS...ANTELOPE VALLEY...CUYAMA VALLEY...LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  MOUNTAINS EXCLUDING THE SANTA MONICA RANGE...SANTA BARBARA
  COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS.

* UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING

* THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS THIS
  AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY EVENING ACROSS THE WATCH AREA...WITH
  RAINFALL RATES POSSIBLY EXCEEDING ONE INCH PER HOUR.

* RAINFALL RATES MAY BE HIGH ENOUGH TO CAUSE FLASH FLOODING AS
  WELL AS ROCK/MUD SLIDE ACTIVITY IN THE WATCH AREA. IN
  ADDITION...MUD AND DEBRIS FLOWS WILL BE POSSIBLE IN AND AROUND
  RECENT BURN AREAS IN THE WATCH AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

&&

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GOMBERG/KAPLAN/SIRARD


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