Rain, Snow, Wind, High Waves In Ventura County

Monday January 14, 2019

(Photos courtesy of Caltrans)

(Latest rainfall amounts) https://www.vcwatershed.net/fws/gmap.html

(Official information on roads and evacuations) https://www.vcemergency.com/ 

**Interstate Five is OPEN over the Grapevine.  Pacific Coast Highway is OPEN through Ventura County down through Malibu in LA County.  Highway 33 north of the Ojai Valley through the Los Padres National Forest is OPEN, BUT chains are required from two miles south of Rose Valley to Lockwood Valley Road.

**Mandatory evacuations go into effect at 10 AM Tuesday for the burn areas in Santa Barbara County.  This pertains ONLY to Santa Barbara County, NOT Ventura County.  However, be aware the strongest of all these storms is due to arrive in Ventura County around midday Tuesday through Tuesday night and it is expected to be a very strong storm with lots of rain.  The final storm of this series will be Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

**Update at 4:20 PM Monday---Pacific Coast Highway from Las Posas Road to Malibu has been reopened.  Meanwhile, they are allowing small groups of vehicles, maybe 6-7 at a time, NB on Interstate Five over the Grapevine to clear out the backup. But I-5 is still closed at the Grapevine.

**Update at 2 PM Monday--Pacific Coast Highway is closed from Las Posas Road to Malibu, Interstate Five is closed over the Grapevine, and Highway 33 is closed north of the Ojai Valley through the Los Padres National Forest. 

Update---Rain, snow, and high winds have shut down several major roadways and made driving on others difficult if not dangerous Monday as another storm moves through Southern California.

Snow has closed Interstate Five over the Grapevine and Highway 33 through the Los Padres National Forest north of the Ojai Valley while mudflows and flooding shut down Pacific Coast Highway from Las Posas Road at Point Mugu to Malibu.

Meanwhile, roadway flooding as the rain moved through Ventura County made driving on the 101, 118, and 126 difficult and dangerous during the midday Monday with some lanes flooded.

The Nation Weather Service says we'll have a break in the action tonight through Tuesday morning and then the next storm, a significant one, will arrive midday Tuesday into Tuesday night and it will be strong with the final system due in late Wednesday into Thursday.

Snow and rainfall totals through 2 PM Monday...

 THE FOLLOWING ARE 12 HOUR SNOWFALL TOTALS IN INCHES
 FOR THIS EVENT THROUGH 200 PM MONDAY AFTERNOON.
 
 MOUNTAIN HIGH (6600`)...........   4
 FRAZIER PARK (5000`)............  11
 LOCKWOOD VALLEY (5400`).........  24
 
 THE FOLLOWING ARE 12 HOUR RAINFALL TOTALS IN INCHES
 FOR THIS EVENT THROUGH 200 PM MONDAY AFTERNOON.
 
 .TOP RAINFALL AMOUNTS FROM ALL LOCAL AREAS
 WOODLAND HILLS (LA COUNTY)................... 2.24
 AGOURA HILLS (LA COUNTY)..................... 1.53
 CHATSWORTH RESERVOIR (LA COUNTY)............. 1.40
 FILLMORE (VENTURA COUNTY).................... 1.30
 WESTLAKE VILLAGE (VENTURA COUNTY)............ 1.30
 MONTE NIDO (LA COUNTY)....................... 1.30
 CANOGA PARK (LA COUNTY)...................... 1.30
 SYCAMORE CANYON DAM (VENTURA COUNTY)......... 1.26
 PASADENA (LA COUNTY)......................... 1.23
 GETTY CENTER (LA COUNTY)..................... 1.21
 
 .LA COUNTY METROPOLITAN
 MONTE NIDO........................ 1.30
 GETTY CENTER...................... 1.21
 BEL AIR........................... 1.19
 BEVERLY HILLS..................... 1.17
 SANTA MONICA (KSMO)............... 1.02
 SOUTH GATE........................ 1.00
 CULVER CITY....................... 0.98
 LONG BEACH (KLGB)................. 0.92
 LA AIRPORT(KLAX).................. 0.91
 HOLLYWOOD RESERVOIR............... 0.85
 HAWTHORNE (KHHR).................. 0.85
 REDONDO BEACH..................... 0.84
 LA DOWNTOWN (CQT)................. 0.77
 
 .LA COUNTY VALLEYS
 WOODLAND HILLS.................... 2.24
 AGOURA HILLS...................... 1.53
 CHATSWORTH RESERVOIR.............. 1.40
 CANOGA PARK....................... 1.30
 PASADENA.......................... 1.23
 NEWHALL........................... 1.18
 NORTHRIDGE........................ 1.17
 VAN NUYS (KVNY)................... 1.16
 DEL VALLE......................... 1.03
 ALHAMBRA.......................... 0.98
 PACOIMA DAM....................... 0.98
 LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE.............. 0.94
 SAUGUS............................ 0.92
 EAST PASADENA..................... 0.91
 BURBANK (KBUR).................... 0.91
 EAGLE ROCK RESERVOIR.............. 0.84
 SAN RAFAEL HILLS.................. 0.76
 WHITTIER.......................... 0.74
 HANSEN DAM........................ 0.73
 SANTA FE DAM...................... 0.54
 LA VERNE.......................... 0.40
 CLAREMONT......................... 0.36
 POMONA............................ 0.33
 
 .LA COUNTY MTNS & FTHLS
 OPIDS CAMP........................ 0.99
 CAMP 9............................ 0.92
 WEST FORK HELIPORT................ 0.83
 SANTA ANITA DAM................... 0.75
 INSPIRATION POINT................. 0.67
 WHITAKER PEAK..................... 0.67
 ACTON............................. 0.53
 WARM SPRINGS...................... 0.53
 SAN GABRIEL DAM................... 0.52
 MT BALDY.......................... 0.50
 MILL CREEK SUMMIT................. 0.47
 SIERRA MADRE...................... 0.45
 TANBARK........................... 0.39
 MORRIS DAM........................ 0.36
 CHILAO............................ 0.24
 SAN ANTONIO DAM................... 0.23
 CRYSTAL LAKE...................... 0.04
 
 .LA COUNTY DESERTS
 POPPY PARK........................ 0.74
 VALYERMO.......................... 0.47
 LAKE PALMDALE..................... 0.40
 PALMDALE (KPMD)................... 0.25
 LANCASTER (KWJF).................. 0.24
 SADDLEBACK BUTTE.................. 0.13
 
 .VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL
 SATICOY........................... 0.75
 OXNARD - NWS...................... 0.64
 CAMARILLO (KCMA).................. 0.53
 VENTURA........................... 0.52
 SILVERSTRAND BEACH................ 0.47
 CSU CHANNEL ISLANDS............... 0.39
 LA CONCHITA....................... 0.24
 OXNARD CIVIC CENTER............... 0.16
 
 .VENTURA COUNTY W. VLYS
 FAGAN CANYON...................... 0.87
 SOUTH MOUNTAIN.................... 0.76
 STEWART CANYON.................... 0.54
 OJAI.............................. 0.46
 MATILIJA DAM...................... 0.37
 LAKE CASITAS...................... 0.27
 STATION CANYON.................... 0.27
 
 .VENTURA COUNTY E. VLYS
 FILLMORE.......................... 1.30
 WESTLAKE VILLAGE.................. 1.30
 SYCAMORE CANYON DAM............... 1.26
 CHEESEBORO........................ 1.18
 ROCKY PEAK........................ 1.18
 NEWBURY PARK...................... 1.05
 PIRU.............................. 1.01
 CIRCLE X RANCH.................... 0.94
 SIMI VALLEY....................... 0.87
 MOORPARK.......................... 0.82
 THOUSAND OAKS..................... 0.78
 
 .VENTURA COUNTY MTNS
 OLD MAN MOUNTAIN.................. 1.18
 ROSE VALLEY....................... 0.87
 HUNGRY VALLEY..................... 0.75
 CHUCHUPATE........................ 0.62
 LOCKWOOD VALLEY................... 0.57
 ALAMO MOUNTAIN.................... 0.50
 ORTEGA HILL....................... 0.47
 NORDHOFF RIDGE.................... 0.47
 NORTH FORK MATILIJA............... 0.40
 APACHE CANYON..................... 0.28
 WHITE LEDGE PEAK.................. 0.16