Orange County Coastal Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Excessive Heat Watch
Issued: 10:01 PM PDT Oct. 19, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Excessive heat watch remains in effect from Monday morning
through Tuesday evening...

* temperature... daytime maximums between 98 and 106. Nighttime
minimums in some windier locations could remain in the 70s.

* Impacts... heat related illness is likely for those involved in
strenuous outdoor activity, or those with health conditions
that do not have adequate access to air conditioning. If
untreated, heat illness events could be fatal. Never leave
children or pets inside a parked car!

* Outlook... gradual cooling will likely occur Wednesday and

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

An excessive heat watch means that a prolonged period of very
high temperatures is expected. The very hot weather will create a
dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink
plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of
the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 7:32 PM PDT Oct. 19, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Sunday

* waves and surf... lowering to 2 to 5 ft tonight with the highest
sets north of Solana Beach. Surf increasing again to 3 to 6 ft
Friday and Saturday.

* Timing... surf decreasing tonight... but a fresh northwest swell
will bring a second surge of elevated surf Friday through

* Impacts... increased risk of ocean drowning from elevated surf
and strong rip currents. Rip currents can pull swimmers and
surfers out to sea. Large breaking waves can wash people off
jetties and rocks... and capsize small boats near shore.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.


Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 10:05 PM PDT Oct. 19, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Sunday morning
through Tuesday afternoon for strong gusty winds and low

* location... Orange County coastal and inland areas, San Diego
County valley and mountain areas and the Riverside County

* Wind... areas of east to northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts
30 to 40 mph. A few gusts could reach 50 mph Tuesday morning,
mainly in the San Diego County mountains.

* Humidity... daytime minimums around 10 percent Sunday, then 5
to10 percent Monday and Tuesday. Poor recovery each night.

* Timing... Sunday morning through Tuesday.

* Outlook... the Santa Ana winds should weaken Wednesday.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. A combination of strong winds, low
relative humidity and hot weather can contribute to extreme fire
behavior. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag