Issued Zones: SLO Coast … SBA County Coast/Valley … Ventura Coast/Basin/Valley … Los Angeles Basin and Coast …
Site: Southern California Weather Force has issued a Wind Alert effective Saturday for SBA/SLO County and all others including those on Sunday …
Date: 2/28/20 at 3:55pm PT
Forecast: A slider system will move near the area on Saturday out of the north. Onshore gradients will bring 30-40 mph wind gusts to the SLO/Vandenberg Coastal areas. These winds will strengthen on Sunday, affecting Santa Barbara, Ventura , and Los Angeles County’s advisory zones.
If you notice the different color shade for Ventura proper … that is for Ventura/Oxnard and that is the SCWF High Wind Warning. That very small area should get near 50 mph in wind gusts from onshore so if you live in Ventura and Oxnard you will notice these wind gusts on Sunday. Use the SCWF wind gust intensity model below for your area.
6. SOME Trees are broken or uprooted, building damage is possible. – High Profile Vehicle Roll-Over Likely, Do NOT recommend Traveling in this zone
5. Slight damage occurs to buildings, shingles are blown off of roofs. HIGH WIND WARNING CRITERIA – High Profile Vehicle Roll-Over Possible if weight is not corrected.
4. Twigs and small branches are broken from trees, walking is difficult. BLOWING DUST CRITERIA if in an area known for blowing dust.
3. Large trees sway, becoming difficult to walk. POWER SHUTDOWN THRESHOLD during any high fire risk. WIND ADVISORY CRITERIA
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