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Areas in Santa Barbara County receive over two inches of rain

Posted at 1:51 AM, Feb 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-02 12:28:31-05

National Weather Service is reporting intense rain rates up to .5” in 15 minutes are heading towards the Sherpa Fire and Whittier Fire burn scars, which could result in mud and debris flow.

Gusty winds were being reported early Saturday morning as a storm over the Central Coast continues to intensify.

Just before 1:30 a.m. 69 mile-per-hour gusts were recorded near Gaviota State Park in Santa Barbara County. Other areas weren’t reaching that magnitude but were mostly between 25-50 mph gusts. Windy conditions are expected to increase heading into the 3 o’clock hour. Wind gusts could reach 50-80 mph through 5:00 a.m. before decreasing later in the morning. As a result of these conditions, a high wind warning will remain in place until 3:00 p.m. Saturday. During this time, the strong winds will likely down trees, possibly power lines, which could result in property damage and loss of power. Pacific Gas & Electric was reporting several power outages across the Central Coast early Saturday morning.

The latest rainfall totals are listed below:

Rocky Butte: 2.13”
San Simeon: 1.38”
Cambria: 1.46”
Paso Robles: 0.16”
Templeton: 0.75”
Santa Margarita: 1.03”
Los Osos: 1.22”
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo: 1.00”
San Luis Obispo: 0.91”
Pismo Beach: 0.99”
Arroyo Grande: 0.66”
Nipomo South: 0.63”
Santa Maria: 0.71”
Orcutt: 0.77”
Vandenberg AFB: 1.49”
Burton Mesa: 1.49”
Los Alamos: 1.65”
Santa Ynez: 2.35”
Solvang: 2.53”
Buellton: 2.01”
Refugio Pass: 3.66”
Gaviota Coast: 2.42”
El Capitan: 2.26”
Goleta: 2.42”
Isla Vista: 1.73”
Santa Barbara City College: 1.66”
Santa Barbara: 2.18”
Cold Springs: 1.63”
Montecito: 1.42”
Summerland: 1.80”
Carpinteria: 1.24”

A high surf advisory is in effect through 11:00 a.m. Monday for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County coastlines. Breaking waves are expected to range from 8-12 feet through Saturday before building to 12-19 ft. Sunday. In conjunction, a coastal flood advisory has also been issued from 4:00-10:00 a.m. Saturday as flooding could result from the building surf and high tides.