The Southern California Weather Force Flood Emergency went out yesterday with the anticipated storm system to hit Sunday through Tuesday across the forecast area. Now, Southern California Weather Force has issued with it the High Wind Warning alert for wind gusts of 50 to 80 mph. At the current time, the system is a category 5 out of 6 from the Southern California Weather Force Pacific Storm Category Scale, meaning damage and loss of life potential is expected. This alert is for the following zones:
San Luis Obispo, Kern, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, and Orange County.
High Desert Metro (Victor Valley and Surrounding)
Channel, Catalina and San Nicolas Islands.
Discussion: What is called a ‘bomb cyclone’ will form off the Central California Coast on Saturday night. This will begin to bring strong southerly flow into it. This southerly flow will affect the San Luis Obispo / Santa Barbara zones first, increasing through Sunday morning. Through the day it will then start affecting areas like Ventura and Kern County, finally into the night the rest of the warning area across Los Angeles and Orange County will also be affected.
It is important to note that this will act like a tropical storm. These winds will be around when the flooding is happening. This means that trees and pole lines will be going down. Make sure you have a power plan.
Because of the position of the surface low near San Francisco, the wind damage will be weaker in South and East of the Inland Empire, so areas in the low deserts to San Diego will not be in this warning, but you will see advisory level wind gusts in San Diego overnight Sunday and into Monday.
This also is a major danger to beach erosion, meaning the piers will have damage potential. This will also damage the roads in on Highway 1 through the Big Sur, which could even erode the road once again to halt travel.
For the Flood Emergency Information, visit this link – https://www.southerncaliforniaweatherforce.com/2024/02/01/flood-emergency-issued-for-los-angeles-ventura-santa-barbara-and-kern-county-sunday-through-tuesday/
Here are the choice areas for the Raiden Storm Wind Intensity Model (The image in this article for 3 to 8, scale effects are below)
Pine Mountain Club – 8
Morro Bay – 7/8
San Luis Obispo – 7
Vandenberg SFB – 6
Santa Clarita – 5/6
Bakersfield – 5
Santa Barbara – 5
Ventura – 5
LAX – 5
Palmdale – 5
Hesperia – 5
Anaheim – 4/5
Tehachapi – 4
Los Angeles – 4
San Clemente – 4
San Diego – 4
Corona – 3
Raiden Storm Wind Gust Intensity Scale –
8. Extensive widespread damage.
7. Trees are broken or uprooted, building damage is considerable. – High Profile Vehicle Roll-Over CERTAIN.
6. SOME Trees are broken or uprooted, building damage is possible. – High Profile Vehicle Roll-Over Likely, Do NOT recommend Traveling in this zone. This zone also is the starting zone where trees and powerlines will fall and damage cars and even kill people near or in them!
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.
3. Large trees sway, becoming difficult to walk. POWER SHUTDOWN THRESHOLD DURING FIRE WEATHER / WIND ADVISORY CRITERIA
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