Weather Alerts for Orange County Coastal Areas

Issued by the National Weather Service

Flash Flood Watch  FLASH FLOOD WATCH   Flash Flood Watch
ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS

Areas Affected:
Riverside County Mountains - San Bernardino County Mountains - San Bernardino and Riverside County Valleys-The Inland Empire - San Diego County Coastal Areas - San Diego County Inland Valleys - San Diego County Mountains - Santa Ana Mountains and Foothills
Effective: Wed, 11/20 2:05pm Updated: Thu, 11/21 12:13am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 11/21 1:00am Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM PST THURSDAY...
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* A portion of southwest California...including Mountains below
5000 feet...Valleys...and San Diego County Coastal Areas.
* Through 1 AM Thursday
* A cold low pressure system moving through southern California
will continue to bring numerous showers and a few thunderstorms
to the area. The showers will focus from the coast to the
mountains with the focus shifting overnight to across San Diego
County.
* Locally heavy rainfall is possible with peak hourly rainfall
rates of one half inch per hour.
* Locally heavy rainfall could produce flash flooding, with the
greatest threat in steep terrain, especially in and below
recently burned areas. Flooding of poorly drained and urban
areas will also occur, presenting a hazard for motorists.

Information:
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

Beach Hazards Statement  BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT   Beach Hazards Statement
ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS

Areas Affected:
Orange County Coastal - San Diego County Coastal Areas
Effective: Wed, 11/20 4:56pm Updated: Thu, 11/21 12:13am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 11/21 12:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...
* Waves and Surf...3 to 6 feet. Local sets to 7 feet in San
Diego County.
* Timing...through Noon Thursday.
* Impacts...Elevated surf and strong rip currents will create
dangerous swimming conditions. Thunderstorms and lightning
strikes are also possible.

Information:
A beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as strong
rip currents...elevated surf heights...minor tidal overflow...or
lightning are possible at local beaches. Obey posted warning
signs and flags and talk to a lifeguard before swimming. Use
caution when in or near the water and always swim near a
lifeguard.