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Ongoing CA weather watch (SoCal wet, cold, windy off & on thru wed.)

Here's the SoCal special weather warning, if you find others, post 'em. I figure if it's from the (public) weather service we can post stuff in full as a public service.

Issued by The National Weather Service Los Angeles, CA

Mon, May 16, 2011, 4:01 AM PDT

Late season storm is taking aim at Southern California. A strong late season pacific storm system will move into the region later this afternoon and overnight. This system is expected to tap into a large plume of moisture. Which will enhance the rainfall totals. In addition. There will likely be fairly strong southwest low level flow which will enhancement the rainfall. Especially across the foothills and coastal slopes of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties.

At this time, it appears that most of the rainfall will affect San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties this evening through early tuesday morning. With steady rainfall across Ventura and Los Angeles counties after midnight tonight and into tuesday. Shower activity will persist through tuesday afternoon and then a second impulse will move through the area tuesday night and wednesday morning bring another slightly weaker period of steady rain. Shower activity will slowly subside during the day on wednesday. At this time. Very unseasonable storm totals of one half to one inch of rain. With local amounts up to one and one half inches across southwest facing coastal slopes are forecast through wednesday. Snow levels are generally expected to range between 5500 and 6000 feet. With any significant accumulations expected above 7000 feet.

This storm system is also expected to bring gusty south to southwest winds to the region. The strongest winds are expected in the mountains and deserts. Where gusts between 40 and 50 mph are expected.

Residents of southwest California are urged to stay tuned to the latest national weather service forecasts and statements as this late season storm unfolds.

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