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National Weather Service cancels Flash Flood Watch for Santa Barbara County

Posted at 6:47 AM, Mar 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-06 10:53:13-05

After moderate rainfall in the overnight hours, the National Weather Service canceled a flash flood watch for Santa Barbara County, according to officials with Santa Barbara County. The storm system started to taper off along the south coast just before 5:00 a.m. Wednesday.

Thunder and lightning was the star of this rain system Tuesday night, but the storm produced more than 1’’ of rain for most areas across the Central Coast.

24-hour rain totals:

Rocky Butte: 1.68”
Cambria: 0.63”
Paso Robles: 0.43”
Templeton: 0.67”
Santa Margarita: 1.26”
San Luis Obispo: 1.50”
Pismo Beach: 1.17”
Arroyo Grande: 1.14”
Nipomo: 1.10”
Santa Maria: 1.21”
Guadalupe: 0.81”
Orcutt: 1.26”
Lompoc: 1.09”
Los Alamos: 1.09”
Los Olivos: 1.19”
Santa Ynez: 1.20”
Solvang: 1.09”
Gaviota Coast: 1.61”
Goleta: 1.70”
Santa Barbara: 1.44”
Montecito: 1.22”
Cold Springs: 1.35”
Summerland: 1.18”

The heaviest part of this storm is exiting the south coast in Santa Barbara County around 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, however, more rain is in the forecast. Expect off and on shower activity for both counties throughout most of Wednesday. Areas north of Point Conception could receive an additional .5’’ of rain, while the south coast could get .5’’-1’’ of additional rainfall through Wednesday night.

A wind advisory will be in place through 8:00 a.m. as winds will range from 20-30 miles per hour, with potential for gusts to reach 45 mph. Temperatures will range from the upper 50s to low 60s, which will be the case through the weekend.