- Winter Storm Watch for Ventura County Coast County, California
- Winter Storm Watch issued January 07 at 1:32PM PST until January 09 at 10:00PM PST by NWS
- Effective: Monday, January 8, 2018 at noon
- Expires: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 10 p.m.
...PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS AND VERY STRONG AND
POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
.A strong storm system will generate strong and potentially
damaging southerly winds gusting up to 70 mph across the
mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, including
Interstate 5 near the Grapevine. Light snowfall could begin at
the higher elevations Monday afternoon, with heavier snowfall
possible Monday night into early Tuesday morning. Snow levels
will rapidly drop early Tuesday morning, with scattered snow
showers persisting into Tuesday evening. Snow levels will
initially be 8000 to 9000 feet Monday into Monday night, lowering
rapidly to 4000 to 5000 feet on Tuesday. There will still be
enough moisture to potentially bring light snow and icy
conditions across the Interstate 5 Corridor near the Grapevine
Tuesday into Tuesday evening.
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Snowfall accumulations will range from 8
to 18 inches above 8000 feet, 3 to 6 inches between 6000 and
8000 feet, and 1 to 3 inches possible between 4000 and 6000
* SNOW LEVELS...Snow levels will initially be around 8000 to 9000
feet Monday into Monday night, lowering rapidly to between 4000
and 5000 feet Tuesday.
* WINDS...Southerly winds 30 to 45 mph with damaging gusts to 70
mph possible. Strongest at higher elevations.
* IMPACTS...Heavy snow, gusty winds, low visibilities in blowing
snow and icy roads make for dangerous driving conditions and
could lead to road closures and travel delays. In addition,
extended exposure to cold and wind could be life threatening.