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Local Officials and National Weather Service Continue to Monitor Storm System Headed to Santa Barbara County

By Aaron Briner
Mar 08, 2018 at 01:45 AM

The County, emergency agencies and the National Weather Service continue to monitor a storm system heading toward Santa Barbara County.  Showers are expected in the region beginning Saturday, March 10 late afternoon into Sunday.

At this time, the National Weather Service is reporting an expected maximum rainfall of approximately 0.25 to 0.75 inches total with intensity levels expected of 0.2 to 0.35 inches per hour. This amount is slightly below the threshold of 0.5 inches of rain per hour that activates evacuations warnings and orders near burn areas.

No evacuations are anticipated at this time. Emergency officials are actively monitoring the storm and will take the steps necessary to inform the public if the storm increases in intensity. Residents and businesses must monitor weather reports and emergency announcements.  Local officials will provide periodic updates as the storm system develops. For storm readiness information or to register to receive emergency alerts through the countywide Aware and Prepare system, please visit  

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