Weather Advisory 06-24-13

Special Weather Statement from the National Weather Service (NWS) NO ACTION REQUIRED EXTENDED PERIOD OF VERY HOT NEAR RECORD TEMPERATURES LATE THIS WEEK AND WELL INTO NEXT WEEK… A STRONG RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE CURRENTLY OVER TEXAS…WILL STRENGTHEN INTO THE STRONGEST RIDGE OF THE YEAR AND SLIDE INTO THE SOUTHWEST WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. BY FRIDAY…HIGH TEMPERATURES EXCEEDING 100 DEGREES ARE LIKELY OVER THE COASTAL VALLEYS AND LOWER MOUNTAINS…WITH NEAR RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES APPROACHING OR EXCEEDING 110 DEGREES OVER THE HOTTEST INTERIOR VALLEYS INCLUDING THE ANTELOPE VALLEY….WHICH MEANS THAT THESE HOT TEMPERATURES WOULD CHANGE VERY LITTLE THROUGH THIS WEEKEND AND WELL INTO NEXT WEEK…POSSIBLY EXTENDING INTO THE FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY. THE IMMEDIATE COASTAL AREAS WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT TO FORECAST AS A STRONG BUT SHALLOW MARINE LAYER WILL LIKELY BE AROUND WITH FOG AND VISIBILITIES CONCERNS. THERE IS A CHANCE HOWEVER THAT BREEZY NORTHERLY FLOW OVER THE WEEKEND WILL DISRUPT THE MARINE LAYER….WHICH WOULD REALLY WARM UP THE COASTAL AREAS. THIS EXTENDED PERIOD OF HOT CONDITIONS WILL RESULT IN AN INCREASED RISK OF HEAT RELATED ILLNESS. TAKE THE NEEDED PRECAUTIONS NOW IN ANTICIPATION OF THIS HEAT EVENT. IN ADDITION…WITH VERY DRY VEGETATION…FIRE DANGER WILL ALSO BE ON THE RISE. BE EXTRA CAUTIOUS WITH OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES THAT MAY RESULT IN FIRE IGNITIONS.

OPERATION HOPE PROVIDES FINANCIAL RECOVERY SERVICES AFTER HURRICANE SANDY

Financial dignity nonprofit Operation HOPE begins financial triage for individuals effected by Superstorm Sandy

Atlanta – November 1, 2012 – Through its disaster preparedness and recovery division, HOPE Coalition America (HCA), Operation HOPE announced today the availability for individuals and small business owners to call 888-388-HOPE (4673)
for free information, guidance and assistance for loss associated with storm recovery. 

Click here for full story.

 

HEAT ALERT: High temperatures forecasted for San Fernando, Santa Clarita, East San Gabriel and Antelope Valleys

LOS ANGELES – Triple-digit temperatures are forecasted for San Fernando, Santa Clarita, East San Gabriel and Antelope Valleys for today, July 11 through Friday, July 13. The Los Angeles County Health Officer would like to remind everyone that precautions should be taken, especially by those people sensitive to the heat.

[Read more…]

EMD Hot Weather Bulletin

Please see the City of LA EMD July 10, 2012 Hot Weather Bulletin

Wind Advisory

FYI. Wind Advisory
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
404 AM PDT MON APR 2 2012

…STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA
THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY MID AFTERNOON…

.STRONG AND GUSTY NORTHEAST SANTA ANA WINDS WILL AFFECT THE WIND
PRONE AREAS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES TODAY.

CAZ044-045-022100-
/O.CON.KLOX.WI.Y.0027.120402T1300Z-120402T2100Z/
VENTURA COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL VALLEYS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…SANTA PAULA…FILLMORE…OJAI…PIRU…
THOUSAND OAKS…NEWBURY PARK…MOORPARK…SIMI VALLEY
404 AM PDT MON APR 2 2012

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM PDT THIS
AFTERNOON…

* WINDS AND TIMING…NORTHEAST SANTA ANA WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH
GUSTS TO 45 MPH WILL DEVELOP AROUND DAWN TODAY AND CONTINUE
THROUGH THE EARLY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS…GUSTY WINDS WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY
FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. MAJOR ROADWAYS THAT WILL LIKELY BE
IMPACTED BY GUSTY WINDS INCLUDE HIGHWAYS 118…23…126 AND
101.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH OR GREATER ARE
EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…
ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

CURRENT POWER OUTAGES WITHIN THE LOS ANGELES OPERATIONAL AREA

FOR YOUR INFORMATION
Southern California Edison (SCE) continues to make progress restoring services to those experiencing a service outage related to the recent winter like storm.
As of 4:30 PM, SCE reports the following customers remain without service:

Santa Monica(42), South Bay(44),Compton(32), Long Beach(46), Whittier(47), Montebello(22), Monrovia(27), and Norwalk(152)

Further information on SCE’s response and current outages can be found on their website at:

Weekend Storm Weather Briefing

NWS Los Angeles/Oxnard is predicting a significant fast-moving storm system to impact southwest CA from Friday night through Sunday.

New information since last email briefing on March 14 –

Precipitation amounts have been increased slightly.

Gusty winds on Sunday for coast and valley areas.

Added marine hazards.

 

Note for the LA Marathon on Sunday –

Expect temperatures 20 degrees below normal (50-55 degrees) with scattered showers possibly containing small soft hail at times. West winds 15 to 25 mph…picking up mainly after 11am. 

MAIN IMPACTS:

1.  Very low snow levels. There will be high potential for transportation problems Saturday night and Sunday. Snow levels will be 5000 to 6000 feet Friday night and Saturday then lower to 2500 feet at times late Saturday night and Sunday. Travel will likely be impacted for major passes, especially along Interstate 5 over Tejon Pass/Grapevine, Highway 14 over Soledad Pass and Highway 138 in the Antelope Valley, and Highway 33 in the Ventura County Mountains.

 

2.  Cold temperatures. Day-time highs for Sunday will be as much as 15-20 degrees below normal with the potential for widespread frost and/or freezing temperatures Saturday and Sunday nights. Black ice on freeways and crop damage may occur during these colder periods.
SYNOPSIS:  A cold low pressure system will drop down the west coast on Friday with a cold front moving through southwest CA on Saturday. Heaviest precipitation will occur along/near the cold front on Saturday then turn showery late Saturday afternoon through Sunday. Showers on Saturday afternoon and Sunday will likely contain small hail or ice pellets which could briefly make highways slick in coastal and valley areas.
TIMING:  Precipitation will develop late Friday night along the central coast spreading south of Point Conception early Saturday morning. Moderate to briefly heavy rain with isolated thunderstorms will occur for about 4-6 hours along and near the front on Saturday, then brief heavy rain is possible in post-frontal showers Saturday night and Sunday. The entire system will shift eastward Sunday night into Monday with showers decreasing across the region.
PRECIPITATION TOTALS:  Most coastal and valley areas will see 0.75 to 1.5 inches of rain with 1.5 to 3.0 inches along foothill and mountain areas, and generally less than 0.50 inches across the Antelope Valley.

 

Snowfall totals will likely range from 10-16 inches above 6000 feet with locally higher amounts possible, up to 6 inches near 5000 feet, and 1-3 inches down to 3000 feet.

WINDS:  Southwest winds will be strongest across the mountains and desert Saturday, then turn west-northwest for Saturday evening and Sunday. Expect wind speeds of 20-30 mph with gusts of 40-50 mph in these areas. Gusty west winds 30-40 mph will also develop for coastal and valley areas on Sunday.

MARINE:  Gale force winds and very large seas are likely to develop over the coastal waters for Saturday afternoon through Sunday. High surf and dangerous rip current conditions will be possible during this time frame.

 

Stay tuned to the most recent NWS statements for updates on this storm event.

Loading...