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

Watches & Warnings

Excessive Heat Warning
Issued: 9:43 PM PDT Jul. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Excessive heat warning remains in effect from 10 am Monday to
8 PM PDT Thursday...

* high temperatures... daytime high temperatures will range from
90-102, except 80s at cooler beaches. The hottest days are
expected Tuesday and Wednesday.

* Low temperatures... overnight low temperatures will offer little
reprieve from the heat, ranging from 65-70.

* Impacts... increased potential for serious heat-related
illnesses, especially for the Young and elderly, those
performing outdoor activities, as well as those without access
to air conditioning. Increased potential for power outages.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Never, ever, leave people or pets in enclosed vehicles, even for
a short period of time.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 2:00 PM PDT Jul. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Fire Weather Watch in effect from late Tuesday afternoon
through Thursday morning for gusty northwest to north winds,
low relative humidity, and hot temperatures for the Santa
Barbara South Coast...

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a
Fire Weather Watch for gusty northwest to north winds, low
relative humidity, and hot temperatures, which is in effect
from Tuesday afternoon through Thursday morning.

* Winds... areas of northwest to north winds 15 to 30 mph with
gusts between 35 and 45 mph, except isolated gusts to 50 mph in
the hills above Gaviota and Refugio. The strongest winds are
expected during the late afternoon and nighttime hours from
Gaviota to Goleta.

* Relative humidity... minimum humidities between 10 and 20 percent
with poor humidity recovery overnight in foothills and wind
prone areas.

* Temperatures... maximum temperatures between 95 and 103 degrees
in the foothills and wind prone locations.

* Impacts... if fire ignition occurs, there could be rapid wildfire
spread that would lead to a threat to life and property.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that there is the potential for
critical fire weather conditions. This in combination with dry
fuels could create extreme fire danger and/or fire behavior. Use
extreme caution with potential ignition sources.

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