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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE San Diego CA
322 AM PDT Thu Aug 16 2018

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE MOUNTAINS FOR THIS AFTERNOON AND
EARLY EVENING...

.Monsoonal moisture will continue to increase today with scattered
thunderstorms expected for this afternoon and early evening.
Locally heavy rainfall is expected with isolated flash flooding
possible.

CAZ055-056-058-162145-
/O.CON.KSGX.FF.A.0004.180816T1900Z-180817T0300Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
San Bernardino County Mountains-Riverside County Mountains-
San Diego County Mountains-
Including the cities of Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear City,
Big Bear Lake, Running Springs, Wrightwood, Idyllwild-Pine Cove,
Julian, and Pine Valley
322 AM PDT Thu Aug 16 2018

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON PDT TODAY
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* A portion of southwest California... including the Riverside
  County Mountains, San Bernardino County Mountains, and San
  Diego County Mountains. This includes the Cranston Fire and
  Valley Fire burn scar areas.

* From noon to 8 PM PDT today.

* Monsoonal moisture will continue to increase today with
  scattered thunderstorms expected for this afternoon and early
  evening. Locally heavy rainfall is expected with isolated flash
  flooding possible.

* There is the potential of flash flooding and debris flows at
  recent burn scar locations, including the Cranston Fire and
  Valley Fire burn scar areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding.  Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

There is a threat of debris flows...especially in and below
burned areas. All residents living on or near hillsides or
mountain slopes should be prepared for possible debris flows.
Debris flows may occur at any time...even during periods with
little or no rain falling.

&&

$$

17


Small Craft Advisory


URGENT - Marine Weather Message
National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area
310 AM PDT Thu Aug 16 2018

PZZ565-161815-
/O.EXP.KMTR.SC.Y.0170.000000T0000Z-180816T1000Z/
/O.CON.KMTR.SC.Y.0171.180816T2100Z-180817T0600Z/
Point Pinos To Point Piedras Blancas To 10 nm-
310 AM PDT Thu Aug 16 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

* WINDS...Northwest 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt.

* SEAS...6 to 8 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots
and/or steep waves are expected to produce hazardous wave
conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners...especially
those operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these
conditions.

&&

$$


Beach Hazards Statement


Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
307 AM PDT Thu Aug 16 2018

CAZ040-161815-
/O.CON.KLOX.BH.S.0008.000000T0000Z-180818T0400Z/
Ventura County Coast-
307 AM PDT Thu Aug 16 2018

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...Strong rip currents and surf of 3 to 6 feet mainly
  on south facing beaches.

* TIMING...Through Friday evening.

* IMPACTS...There is an increased risk for ocean drowning. Rip
  currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Sneaker
  waves can suddenly wash people off of beaches and rock
  jetties.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Beach Hazards Statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents... longshore currents... sneaker waves and other hazards
create life-threatening conditions in the surf zone. 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.

&&

$$

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
307 AM PDT Thu Aug 16 2018

CAZ041-087-161815-
/O.CON.KLOX.BH.S.0008.000000T0000Z-180818T0400Z/
Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles-
Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands-
307 AM PDT Thu Aug 16 2018

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...Strong rip currents and surf of 3 to 6 feet mainly
  on south facing beaches.

* TIMING...Through Friday evening.

* IMPACTS...There is an increased risk for ocean drowning. Rip
  currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Sneaker
  waves can suddenly wash people off of beaches and rock
  jetties.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Beach Hazards Statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents... longshore currents... sneaker waves and other hazards
create life-threatening conditions in the surf zone. 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.

&&

$$
Kj

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service San Diego CA
912 PM PDT Wed Aug 15 2018

...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND ELEVATED SURF TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY...

CAZ043-552-161400-
/O.CON.KSGX.BH.S.0005.000000T0000Z-180818T0400Z/
San Diego County Coastal Areas-Orange County Coastal Areas-
912 PM PDT Wed Aug 15 2018

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

* Waves and Surf...4 to 6 FT surf along south-facing beaches of
  Orange and northern San Diego Counties with locally higher sets
  to 8 FT at favored spots in Orange County.

* Timing...Tonight through Friday evening.

* 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...

A beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as strong
rip currents, elevated surf heights, minor tidal overflow, or
lightning are possible at local beaches. Obey posted warning signs
and flags and talk to a lifeguard before swimming. Use caution
when in or near the water and always swim near a lifeguard.

&&

$$

Maxwell


Air Quality Alert


CAC019-039-107-171730-
Fresno-Madera-Tulare-
1017 AM PDT Wed Aug 15 2018

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has
modified an Air Quality Alert starting on August 14, 2018 for the
mountains and foothills of Madera, Fresno and Tulare counties due
to smoke impacts from the Ferguson, Donnell and Lions Fires.  San
Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Kings and Kern counties have been
removed.

This Air Quality Alert is in effect until the fires are
extinguished.

Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems,
aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute
bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections.

Residents are advised to use caution as conditions warrant.
People with heart or lung diseases should follow their doctor`s
advice for dealing with episodes of unhealthy air quality.

Additionally, older adults and children should avoid prolonged
exposure, strenuous activities or heavy exertion, as conditions
dictate.

For additional information, call your local San Joaquin Valley
Air District office. Modesto 209-557-6400, Fresno 559-230-6000,
Bakersfield 661-392-5500

Residents can also follow air quality conditions by downloading
the free Valley Air app, available in the Apple store or Google
Play.

&&

$$

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