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February 25, 2004 11:41PM
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FLASH FLOOD WARNING

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
900 PM PST WED FEB 25 2004

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OXNARD HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED FOR...THE BURN AREAS OF VENTURA COUNTY NEAR FILLMORE..MOORPARK AND SIMI VALLEY IN SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA UNTIL 1230 AM PST

* AT 855 PM PST...SULPHUR MOUNTAIN DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO SHOW HEAVY RAIN OVER AND TO THE SOUTH OF VENTURA COUNTY...MOVING NORTHEAST. MUD AND DEBRIS FLOWS HAVE BEEN REPORTED THIS EVENING IN SIMI VALLEY NORTH OF HIGHWAY 118 NEAR YOSEMITE AVENUE. MUD AND DEBRIS FLOWS HAVE ALSO BEEN REPORTED IN THE HAPPY CAMP AREA OF MOORPARK...AND ALONG GRIMES CANYON ROAD BETWEEN SIMI VALLEY AND FILLMORE. THESE MUD AND DEBRIS FLOWS OCCURRED IN ASSOCIATION WITH HOURLY RAINFALL RATES OF ONLY ONE THIRD TO ONE HALF INCH PER HOUR. RAINFALL RATES OF ONE HALF INCH TO AROUND ONE INCH PER HOUR WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 9 PM AND MIDNIGHT.

* LOCATIONS LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE FLASH FLOODING INCLUDE FILLMORE...PIRU...MOORPARK AND SIMI VALLEY.

THE GROUND IS ALREADY AT OR NEAR SATURATION IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. MUDSLIDES COULD BECOME A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH THIS STORM. PERSONS LIVING IN OR ADJACENT TO STEEP TERRAIN SHOULD STAY ALERT FOR ANY LAND MOVEMENT.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM THIS STORM WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING OF CREEKS AND STREAMS...ROADS AND ROADSIDE CULVERTS. THE HEAVY RAINS COULD ALSO TRIGGER ROCK AND MUDSLIDES IN STEEP TERRAIN.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. IF YOU ARE IN THE WARNING AREA MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY. RESIDENTS LIVING ALONG STREAMS AND CREEKS SHOULD TAKE IMMEDIATE PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS
SWIFTLY FLOWING WATERS OR WATERS OF UNKNOWN DEPTH BY FOOT OR BY AUTOMOBILE. IF YOUR VEHICLE STALLS, ABANDON IT IMMEDIATELY AND SEEK HIGHER GROUND.

TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER HAVE THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN OXNARD.

LAT...LON 3456 11877 3428 11863 3426 11884 3431 11890
3429 11912 3436 11906 3438 11889 3450 11898
3458 11892

JACOBSON/ASR


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FLASH FLOOD WARNING

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