Flash Flood and Severe Storm Warnings for Soledad Canyon and Santa Clarita!
#1
Look out Metrolink!

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OXNARD CA
347 PM PDT TUE SEP 13 2011

CAC037-111-132315-
/O.CON.KLOX.SV.W.0015.000000T0000Z-110913T2315Z/
LOS ANGELES CA-VENTURA CA-
347 PM PDT TUE SEP 13 2011

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 415 PM PDT
FOR EAST CENTRAL VENTURA AND CENTRAL LOS ANGELES COUNTIES...

AT 336 PM PDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
THAT A SECOND SEVERE THUNDERSTORM HAS DEVELOPED IN THE WARNING AREA.
THIS STORM WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL...AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED JUST
EAST OF CASTAIC LAKE...OR 12 MILES NORTHWEST OF SANTA CLARITA. THIS
STORM WAS NEARLY STATIONARY.

OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE SANTA CLARITA...CASTAIC LAKE
AND VAL VERDE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IN ADDITION TO LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS...CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO
GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS
IMMEDIATELY! LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURES NUMBER ONE KILLERS. IF YOU
ARE ON THE LAKE...HEAD TO SHORE IMMEDIATELY. REMEMBER...IF YOU CAN
HEAR THUNDER...YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.
#2
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OXNARD CA
334 PM PDT TUE SEP 13 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OXNARD HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN LOS ANGELES COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA...

* UNTIL 630 PM PDT

* AT 323 PM PDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
FLASH FLOODING FROM A THUNDERSTORM OVER THE WARNED AREA. HIGHWAY
PATROL REPORTED FLOODING NEAR AGUA DULCE CANYON ROAD.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE THE SOLEDAD CANYON...ACTON...
HIGHWAY 14 AND ADJACENT ROADWAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY...COUNTRY
ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS...STREAMS AND OTHER LOW
LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING.

FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT. MOST FLOOD RELATED DEATHS OCCUR
IN AUTOMOBILES. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS WATER COVERED BRIDGES...
DIPS...OR LOW WATER CROSSINGS. NEVER TRY TO CROSS A FLOWING STREAM...
EVEN A SMALL ONE...ON FOOT. TO ESCAPE RISING WATER MOVE UP TO HIGHER
GROUND.

&&

LAT...LON 3480 11886 3461 11820 3435 11828 3442 11867
#3
The Severe Thunderstorm Warning has expired and most of the cells have lost strength and become quite small.

5:33 PM Update*: No rain on the radar,only tiny tiny cells that are hardly visible.
-Amtrak/Santa Fe Boy
Nathan - The Amtrak Freak
#4
So were those the immense thunderheads I saw from South County off to my north?

From the Desk of the Amtrak Fan: Interesting to see how this affected the railroad...
#5
Obviously.


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