Flood Advisory

01/12/2019 12:18 AM through 01/12/2019 6:15 AM

Flood Advisory issued January 12 at 12:18AM PST expiring January 12 at 6:15AM PST by NWS Los Angeles/Oxnard CA


The National Weather Service in OXNARD has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
Ventura County in southwestern California...

* Until 615 AM PST Saturday.

* At 1209 AM PST, National Weather Service Doppler radar and
automated rain gauges indicated moderate to locally heavy rain
moving into Ventura County early this morning with a band of
rainfall. Rainfall rates between one-quarter to one-half inch per
hour are expected. Isolated rainfall rates in excess of 0.50 to
0.60 inch per hour are possible.

* Rain will cause widespread ponding of water on area roadways and
flooding of low lying areas and intersections. There is a threat
of rockslides and mudslides on canyon roadways. In addition, there
is the potential for shallow mud and debris flows in and around
the the Hill, Woolsey, and Thomas burn areas.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Oxnard... Thousand Oaks...Simi Valley...Ventura...Camarillo...
Fillmore...Ojai...Moorpark...Santa Paula...and the Hill...
Woolsey...and Thomas burn areas.


Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses
as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

Move away from recently burned areas. Minor flooding of creeks,
roads and normally dry arroyos is likely. The rain could trigger
shallow mud and debris flows, minor rock falls, and flooding capable
of localized damage, especially in steep terrain near burn scars.

A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding
of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.

Target Area

Ventura, CA

Sender: NWS Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
Sent: 12:18 AM on 01-12-2019