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Posted on: March 10, 2023

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Flood Advisory from FRI 5:32 AM PST until FRI 11:15 AM PST Issued March, 10 2023 at 5:32 AM - None expires March, 10 2023 at 11:15 AM - None ...FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1115 AM PST THIS MORNING... * WHAT...Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is expected. * WHERE...A portion of southwest California, including the following county, Santa Barbara. * WHEN...Until 1115 AM PST. * IMPACTS...Heavy rainfall could trigger shallow debris flows in and near recent wildfire burn scars. Widespread ponding of water is expected on area roadways with flooding of low-lying areas and intersections. Mudslides and rockslides are likely on canyon roads. There will likely be rises in small streams and normally dry arroyos. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 530 AM PST, Doppler radar indicated moderate rain across Santa Barbara County, with additional heavy rain expected to move onshore. Rainfall rates are expected to increase to 0.20 to 0.40 inches per hour and continue at those rates through the morning. - Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are expected over the area. This additional rain will result in widespread ponding of water, flooding of low lying areas and intersections, and rises in creeks and streams this morning. - Some locations that will experience flooding include... Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, Montecito, Carpinteria, Solvang, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Los Alamos, Isla Vista, Orcutt, Cuyama, Summerland, Rincon Point, Goleta and Guadalupe. - National Weather Service PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Move away from recently burned areas. The rain will likely trigger shallow mud and debris flows, minor rock falls, and flooding capable of localized damage, especially in steep terrain in and near burn scars. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. 


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