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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
551 AM PST Thu Jan 18 2018

...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW EXPECTED ACROSS THE LOS ANGELES, VENTURA
AND SANTA BARBARA COUNTIES AS WELL AS THE FOOTHILLS OF CUYAMA
VALLEY FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.A cold and fast moving storm system will bring snow to the
mountains down to very low levels and to the foothills of the
Cuyama Valley. Ahead of the front...snow Levels will be high...
then will drop significantly as the front moves through the
region. Behind the front...The Snow level is expected to lower to
between 3500 and 4500 ft...Except To 2500 ft across the northern
slopes of the Ventura County Mountains. The highest snow amounts
will be across the northern Ventura County Mountains and extreme
northwest Los Angeles County Mountains in the vicinity of the
Grapevine along Interstate 5. Even small accumulations over the
Interstate 5 corridor can cause delays or even road closures.
Anyone planning travel through that area should be prepared for
winter driving conditions and possible delays. Some light snow
accumulations are also possible over the Cuyama Valley foothills
And a dusting of snow could occur across the Antelope Valley
foothills Friday evening.

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Santa Barbara County Mountains-Ventura County Mountains-
Los Angeles County Mountains excluding the Santa Monica Range-
Including the cities of San Marcos Pass,
San Rafael Wilderness Area, Dick Smith Wilderness Area,
Lockwood Valley, Mount Pinos, Acton, Mount Wilson, and Sandberg
551 AM PST Thu Jan 18 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM FRIDAY TO
4 PM PST SATURDAY...

* snow amounts and timing...3-6 inches of snow are expected with
  highest amounts across the northern slopes of the Ventura
  County Mountains. Generally 2-4 inches are expected across the
  higher terrain of the Santa Barbara County Mountains and San
  Gabriel Mountains.

* SNOW LEVELS..Snow levels will initially be around 7500 ft
  tonight into early Friday morning. Snow levels will then
  plummet to between 3500 and 4000 ft by Friday afternoon...and
  locally down to 2500 ft across the northern slopes through
  Saturday morning.

* WINDS...Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph
  Early Friday afternoon will become north 20 to 30 mph with
  gusts to 50 mph by Friday evening and continue through early
  Saturday morning.

* MAIN IMPACT...Periods of snow, gusty winds, and low
  visibilities make for dangerous driving conditions and could
  lead to road closures and travel delays. Some roadways
  affected will likely be Interstate 5 Corridor near the
  Grapevine, as well as highway 2 (Los Angeles Crest Highway),
  Highway 33 through the Ventura County Mountains and possibly
  Highway 14 including the city of Acton.

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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Cuyama Valley-
Including the city of Cuyama
551 AM PST Thu Jan 18 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM FRIDAY TO
4 PM PST SATURDAY...

* snow amounts and timing...1 inch of snow is expected across
  the foothills of Cuyama valley. Snow will begin late Friday
  morning or early afternoon.

* SNOW LEVELS..Snow levels will lower to between 2500 and 3000
  ft by Friday afternoon.

* WINDS...North winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph will
  increase Friday afternoon and evening.

* MAIN IMPACT...Periods of snow, gusty winds, and low
  visibilities make for dangerous driving conditions and could
  lead to hazardous road conditions and travel delays. Some
  roadways affected will be highway 166.

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.

&&

$$

Kaplan/DB



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