Venice, California, United States (90291)
Lat: 33.99N, Lon: 118.46W
Wx Zone: CAZ041
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Special Weather Statement
 Issued: 450 AM PDT FRI OCT 31 2014
 Expires: 600 PM PDT FRI OCT 31 2014
 
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
Issue Date: 450 AM PDT FRI OCT 31 2014
Expiration: 600 PM PDT FRI OCT 31 2014



CAZ034>041-044>046-051>054-059-087-088-547-548-010100-
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-SANTA YNEZ VALLEY-
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-CUYAMA VALLEY-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST-VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
VENTURA COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL VALLEYS-
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA-
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS EXCLUDING THE SANTA MONICA RANGE-
ANTELOPE VALLEY-CATALINA ISLAND-SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN GABRIEL VALLEY-
450 AM PDT FRI OCT 31 2014



...PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM TO AFFECT SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA THIS 
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY...

A COLD UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE AND SURFACE COLD FRONT 
WILL BRING PERIODS OF RAIN...MOUNTAIN SNOW...POSSIBLE 
THUNDERSTORMS...AND GUSTY WINDS TO SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA THIS 
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY.

A FAST MOVING COLD FRONT WILL SPREAD RAIN ALONG THE CENTRAL COAST 
THIS AFTERNOON...THEN SPREAD INTO VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES 
THIS EVENING. SHOWERS WILL PERSIST INTO SATURDAY MORNING ACROSS THE 
REGION...WITH A CHANCE OF RESIDUAL SHOWERS MAINLY ON NORTH FACING 
MOUNTAIN SLOPES FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY 
MORNING. MOST AREAS ARE EXPECTED TO SEE 3 TO 4 HOURS OF STEADY RAIN 
WITH THE INITIAL FRONT...THEN TURN SHOWERY AS THE FRONT MOVES EAST. 
THERE WILL ALSO BE A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS OVER SAN LUIS 
OBISPO AND SANTA BARBARA COUNTIES TONIGHT AS COLDER AIR MOVES IN 
ALOFT. ANY THUNDERSTORMS WOULD HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BRING BRIEF 
HEAVY RAIN AND SMALL HAIL.

RAINFALL AMOUNTS FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY ARE GENERALLY 
EXPECTED TO RANGE BETWEEN THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH TO ONE AND ONE 
HALF INCHES ALONG THE CENTRAL COAST...WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS ACROSS 
NORTHWESTERN SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY. OTHERWISE RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 
ONE QUARTER TO THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH CAN BE EXPECTED FOR MOST 
AREAS...WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS UP TO ONE INCH IN THE SAN GABRIEL 
MOUNTAINS.

SNOW LEVELS WILL START OUT ABOVE 7500 FEET THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON
THEN FALL TO 6000 TO 6500 FEET BY SATURDAY MORNING. MOST OF THE 
STEADY PRECIPITATION SHOULD BE OVER BEFORE THE SNOW LEVELS LOWER 
SIGNIFICANTLY. EVEN SO...1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL BE 
POSSIBLE FOR THE SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS AROUND 7000 FEET AND 
ABOVE...WITH AN INCH OR LESS BETWEEN 6000 AND 7000 FEET. WITH THE 
EXPECTED SNOWFALL COMBINED WITH GUSTY WINDS...DRIVING CONDITIONS IN 
THE MOUNTAINS COULD BE DIFFICULT TONIGHT. 

SOUTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO AROUND 40 MPH ARE ALSO EXPECTED OVER 
THE MOUNTAINS OF VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES AND IN THE 
ANTELOPE VALLEY THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT IN ADVANCE OF THE FRONT. 
WINDS WILL TURN NORTHWEST OVER THE AREA BY SATURDAY MORNING WITH 
GUSTS AROUND 40 MPH POSSIBLE IN THE MOUNTAINS AND ANTELOPE VALLEY.

RESIDENTS NEAR THE COLBY BURN AREA SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS AS THE POTENTIAL 
FOR LOCALLY HEAVY DOWNPOURS TONIGHT COULD BRING THE THREAT OF MINOR 
MUD AND DEBRIS FLOWS. 

SINCE THIS WILL BE THE FIRST WIDESPREAD RAIN EVENT IN QUITE SOME 
TIME...ROADS WILL BE EXTRA SLICK DUE TO MONTHS OF OIL BUILDUP ON 
PAVED SURFACES. MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO USE EXTRA CAUTION IN THE 
RAIN. IN ADDITION...PEOPLE PLANNING TO TRAVEL INTO THE MOUNTAINS 
SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR WINTER WEATHER DRIVING CONDITIONS OVER THE 
HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA FOR THE LATEST 
UPDATES ON THIS STORM SYSTEM.

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