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Severe Weather Alert from the National Weather Service

...SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENTNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA1120 AM PDT WED APR 30 2003
...LATE SEASON STORM WILL AFFECT THE SOUTHLAND FRIDAY AND SATURDAY...

A STRONG PACIFIC STORM WILL MOVE INTO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FRIDAYBRINGING PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN AND STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS. THERE'SSTILL SOME UNCERTAINTY WITH REGARDS TO EXACTLY WHEN THE RAIN WILLBEGIN, BUT AT THE PRESENT TIME RAIN IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SOMETIMELATE THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY MORNING ALONG THE CENTRAL COAST, THENMOVE SOUTH THROUGH THE DAY AND ARRIVE IN THE LOS ANGELES BASIN BY LATEAFTERNOON OR EARLY EVENING. RAIN, POSSIBLY HEAVY AT TIMES, WILLCONTINUE INTO SATURDAY MORNING BEFORE TAPERING OFF BY SATURDAYAFTERNOON AND EVENING.

RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE VERY IMPRESSIVE FOR THIS LATE INTHE RAINFALL SEASON. IN GENERAL, 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN IS EXPECTEDALONG THE COAST AND IN THE VALLEYS, WITH THE FOOTHILLS AND MOUNTAINSEXPECTING 2 TO 5 INCHES OF RAIN. DUE TO THE STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDSEXPECTED WITH THIS SYSTEM, THE HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS WILL BE ALONGTHE SOUTH FACING MOUNTAIN SLOPES OF SANTA BARBARA, VENTURA, AND LOSANGELES COUNTIES.

SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL BE INCREASING THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY, WITHWINDS ALONG THE CENTRAL COAST REACHING SPEEDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITHLOCALLY STRONGER GUSTS. IN THE MOUNTAINS, SOUTH WINDS WILL INCREASE TO30 TO 40 MPH WITH STRONGER GUSTS ON THE HIGHER PEAKS. WINDS WILL SHIFTTO THE WEST AND DECREASE SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

THIS SYSTEM IS NOT PARTICULARLY COLD SO SNOW LEVELS WILL BE PRETTYHIGH, GENERALLY 7000 FEET OR HIGHER.

AFTER A CHANCE OF MORNING SHOWERS IN THE MOUNTAINS ON SUNDAY, DRY ANDWARMER WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO RETURN AND CONTINUE THROUGH NEXT WEEK.
 

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I've been checking the weather for "Rim" and it does not sound nice!!! However our plans have not changed.
Dress warm and rain tight.:'(
 
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