Los Angeles County San Fernando Valley Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Small Craft Advisory, Gale Warning
Issued: 8:25 PM PST Jan. 19, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Small Craft Advisory remains in effect until 10 am PST
... Gale Warning remains in effect from 10 am to 9 PM PST Friday...

* winds... southwest winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt are
expected when winds are strongest.

* Seas... combined seas of 9 to 12 feet with periods around 14
seconds are expected when waves are largest.

See the coastal waters forecast (cwflox) for more details.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Gale Warning means winds of 34 to 47 knots are imminent or
occuring. Operating a vessel in gale conditions requires
experience and properly equipped vessels. It is highly
recommended that mariners without the proper experience seek safe
Harbor prior to the onset of gale conditions.

A Small Craft Advisory means that hazardous sea conditions will
exist for small craft. Inexperienced mariners... especially those
operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these