March 18, 2018 at 2:59 pm

Flood Watch


Issued Zones:  Kern, San Luis Obispo, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Orange County … The Inland Empire … All Mountain Zones in the zone listed before this as it is a high elevation snowfall storm.

Site:  Southern California Weather Force has issued a Flood Watch

Date:  3/18/18 at 3:50pm PT

When: Tuesday through Thursday

Forecast: If you are in the Ventura/Santa Barbara areas you have had your warning issued by me for quite sometime now of a major flooding event that will hit you, stretching all the way into Kern and San Luis Obispo County as well. 

This Flood Watch is also a warning for between 10-15 inches of rainfall for the southern slopes of the Santa Barbara and Ventura County zones, including all burn areas. 

Burn areas in these zones will turn the hillsides into lahars, similar to when volcanoes melt snow on their slopes and it rushes down in a major debris flow, destroying a lot in their path. 

The rain will start on Tuesday and go until Thursday.  Between then, various impulses will impact those areas and cause a major flooding episode. 

Los Angeles to the Orange/Inland Empire areas… you are in the outskirts of this so while you will see the rainfall, you will not see the major flooding danger west of Los Angeles will. 

This is the worst scenario to happen in that area in over 100 years given the burn scars involved.  You should have already prepared by now west of Los Angeles.

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10 mile rule:  These alerts issued on this site means that within your zone and 10 miles from you will see the event forecast for.  You may or may not see the event but it means you are in the zone or 10 miles from where someone will.

Forecaster: KM

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