Officials Continue Monitoring Storm System Approaching Santa Barbara County

Officials Continue Monitoring Storm System Approaching Santa Barbara County

No Evacuations Anticipated at This Time

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 late afternoon Saturday, March 10 and continuing into Sunday. No evacuations are anticipated at this time.

At present, the National Weather Service is reporting an expected maximum rainfall of approximately 0.8 to 1.6 inches total in foothills and mountains with intensity levels expected to be 0.2 to 0.4 inches per hour. There is a 20 percent chance that the intensity level will exceed the threshold of a half-inch of rain per hour that triggers debris flows. No thunderstorms are expected during the storm.

Read the full Press Release

Contact Office of Emergency Management

4408 Cathedral Oaks Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Phone: 805-681-5526