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Moderate rainfall sweeps over Central and South Coasts overnight

Posted at 7:18 AM, Nov 27, 2019

The rainy cold front has reached the Central Coast, and as a result, has brought some moderate rainfall to San Luis Obispo County.

The rainy cold front has reached the Central Coast, and as a result, has brought some moderate rainfall to San Luis Obispo County.

Here are the rainfall totals for SLO County as of 5:30 a.m.:

San Simeon: 0.78''

Rocky Butte: 1.50''

Cambria: 0.98''

Highway 46: 1.22''

Templeton: 0.82''

Atascadero: 0.59''

Santa Margarita: 0.90''

Camp San Luis: 1.18''

Arroyo Grande Creek: 0.84''

Oceano: 0.74''

SLO Reservoir: 1.25''

Nipomo South: 0.62''

Santa Barbara County:

Guadalupe: 0. 75''

Orcutt: 0.83''

Casmalia: 0.75''

Buellton: 0.65''

Refugio Pass: 1.42''

Cachuma Reservoir: 0.71''

Gaviota: 1.35''

El Capitan: 1.47''

UCSB: 0.79''

SB City College: 0.83''

Montecito: 0.69''

East Camino Cielo: 0.79''

Summerland: 0.56''

As for the South Coast region and mountains and foothills in Santa Barbara County, as the Cave Fire continues to burn, a debris flow evacuation warning has been issued by Santa Barabra County officials. That evacuation warning extends between the 3500 and 3300 block of State Street and down through Las Positas Road, and south of East Camino Cielo to the coast.
There are several advisories, warnings, and watches that are in place through Wednesday as rainy and windy conditions continue to be in the forecast.

The coastline in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties will remain under a High Surf Advisory through 3:00 a.m. Thursday as the surf will likely build from ten to fifteen feet.
For the inland valleys, foothills, and mountains in both counties, windy conditions will persist throughout the morning, which has prompted a wind advisory. Sustaining winds will range from about 20-30 miles per hour, and wind gusts could reach 60 mph. That advisory will expire by 9:00 a.m.

Looking ahead to the rest of the morning, locals can expect moderate rainfall. These conditions will be fairly consistent throughout the evening. Between midnight and 7:00 a.m., rainfall could be moderate to heavy over the south coast region and mountains and foothills in Santa Barbara County and thunderstorm potential wil continue to be a threat over the area.

Rainfall totals still have the potential to reach 2'' along the coastal slopes, but will be closer to 1'' for coastal valley regions.
Aside from the rain, this cold front could also produce significant rainfall for the area, with totals around 1-2 feet in the mountains and foothills in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. As a result, a wind advisory will remain in place over the inland portions of the two counties.