Santa Barbara County Central Coast Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Surf Advisory
Issued: 4:05 AM PST Feb. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory remains in effect until 2 PM PST this
afternoon...

* surf... surf of 10 to 12 feet will slowly subside today. The
highest waves will be on exposed west to northwest facing
beaches.

* Impacts... there is an increased risk for ocean drowning. Rip
currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Large
breaking waves can cause injury... wash people off beaches and
rocks... and capsize small boats near shore.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area... producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions. Swim near a lifeguard. If caught
in a rip current, relax and float. Don't swim against the
current. If able, swim in a direction following the shoreline. If
unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.




Hard Freeze Warning
Issued: 8:53 AM PST Feb. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Hard freeze warning remains in effect from 1 am to 9 am PST
Wednesday...
... Hard freeze warning will expire at 9 am PST this morning...

* temperature... low temperatures between 24 and 28 degrees are
expected Wednesday morning.

* Impacts... a hard freeze can burst exposed pipes and kill crops
or sensitive vegetation. Extended exposure to cold can cause
hypothermia, including outdoor pets and livestock.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A hard freeze warning means temperatures of 28 degrees or less
for two or more consecutive hours are imminent. Protective
measures to save crops and sensitive vegetation should be
taken.Vulnerable animals and pets should be kept indoors in a
house or barn. Exposed pipes should be wrapped to keep them from
bursting.






High Surf Advisory
Issued: 4:05 AM PST Feb. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory remains in effect until 2 PM PST this
afternoon...

* surf... surf of 10 to 12 feet will slowly subside today. The
highest waves will be on exposed west to northwest facing
beaches.

* Impacts... there is an increased risk for ocean drowning. Rip
currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Large
breaking waves can cause injury... wash people off beaches and
rocks... and capsize small boats near shore.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area... producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions. Swim near a lifeguard. If caught
in a rip current, relax and float. Don't swim against the
current. If able, swim in a direction following the shoreline. If
unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.




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