Weather Alerts for California

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Current Alerts for Los Angeles, CA: High Surf Advisory Wind Advisory
Winter Storm Warning

1. Flash Flood Watch for: Coastal North Bay Including Point Reyes National Seashore; North Bay Interior Valleys; North Bay Mountains; San Francisco Peninsula Coast; Santa Cruz Mountains; Santa Lucia Mountains and Los Padres National Forest

2. Freeze Watch for: Santa Clarita Valley

3. Freeze Watch for: Ventura County Coastal Valleys; Ventura County Interior Valleys

4. Hard Freeze Warning for: Carquinez Strait and Delta; Central Sacramento Valley; Motherlode; Northeast Foothills, Sacramento Valley; Northern Sacramento Valley; Northern San Joaquin Valley; Southern Sacramento Valley

5. Hard Freeze Watch for: Foggy Bottom; Fresno; Merced and Madera; San Joaquin Confluence; Southern Kings County; Tulare County; Western San Joaquin Valley; Western San Joaquin Valley in Kern County

6. High Surf Advisory for: Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands; Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles; Ventura County Coast

7. High Surf Advisory for: Orange County Coastal; San Diego County Coastal Areas

8. High Surf Advisory for: San Luis Obispo County Central Coast; Santa Barbara County Central Coast

9. High Surf Advisory for: Santa Barbara County South Coast

10. High Wind Warning for: Antelope Valley

11. High Wind Warning for: Imperial County Southwest

12. High Wind Warning for: Indian Wells Valley; Kern County Desert

13. High Wind Warning for: San Diego County Coastal Areas

14. High Wind Warning for: San Diego County Deserts

15. High Wind Warning for: San Miguel and Santa Rosa Islands; Santa Cruz and Anacapa Islands

16. High Wind Watch for: Carquinez Strait and Delta; Central Sacramento Valley; Motherlode; Northeast Foothills, Sacramento Valley; Northern Sacramento Valley; Northern San Joaquin Valley; Southern Sacramento Valley

17. Hydrologic Outlook for: Coastal North Bay Including Point Reyes National Seashore; East Bay Hills and the Diablo Range; East Bay Interior Valleys; Mountains Of San Benito County And Interior Monterey County Including Pinnacles National Park; North Bay Interior Valleys; North Bay Mountains; Northern Monterey Bay; Northern Salinas Valley, Hollister Valley and Carmel Valley; San Francisco; San Francisco Bay Shoreline; San Francisco Peninsula Coast; Santa Clara Valley Including San Jose; Santa Cruz Mountains; Santa Lucia Mountains and Los Padres National Forest; Southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast; Southern Salinas Valley, Arroyo Seco and Lake San Antonio

18. Wind Advisory for: Apple and Lucerne Valleys; San Diego County Inland Valleys; San Gorgonio Pass Near Banning

19. Wind Advisory for: Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands

20. Wind Advisory for: Chiriaco Summit; Chuckwalla Mountains; Chuckwalla Valley; Imperial County Southeast; Imperial County West; Imperial Valley; Joshua Tree NP East; Joshua Tree NP West; Palo Verde Valley; Salton Sea

21. Wind Advisory for: Coastal North Bay Including Point Reyes National Seashore; San Francisco; San Francisco Peninsula Coast; Southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast

22. Wind Advisory for: Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles; Ventura County Coast

23. Wind Advisory for: Los Angeles County San Fernando Valley

24. Wind Advisory for: Los Angeles County San Gabriel Valley

25. Wind Advisory for: Morongo Basin; Western Mojave Desert

26. Wind Advisory for: Orange County Coastal; Orange County Inland

27. Wind Advisory for: San Luis Obispo County Central Coast; Santa Barbara County Central Coast; Santa Ynez Valley

28. Wind Advisory for: San Luis Obispo County Interior Valleys

29. Wind Advisory for: Santa Barbara County South Coast

30. Wind Advisory for: Santa Clarita Valley

31. Wind Advisory for: Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area

32. Wind Advisory for: Ventura County Coastal Valleys; Ventura County Interior Valleys

33. Wind Advisory for: West Side Hills

34. Winter Storm Warning for: Central Siskiyou County

35. Winter Storm Warning for: Eastern Mojave Desert, Including the Mojave National Preserve

36. Winter Storm Warning for: Fort Tejon; Lake Isabella; Tehachapi Area

37. Winter Storm Warning for: Los Angeles County Mountains excluding the Santa Monica Range; Ventura County Mountains

38. Winter Storm Warning for: North Central and Southeast Siskiyou County; South Central Siskiyou County

39. Winter Storm Warning for: Riverside County Mountains; San Bernardino County Mountains; San Diego County Mountains

40. Winter Storm Warning for: San Luis Obispo County Mountains

41. Winter Storm Warning for: Santa Barbara County Mountains

42. Winter Storm Warning for: Western Siskiyou County

43. Winter Storm Watch for: Burney Basin, Eastern Shasta County

44. Winter Storm Watch for: Del Norte Interior; Northeastern Mendocino Interior; Northern Humboldt Interior; Northern Lake County; Northwestern Mendocino Interior; Southern Humboldt Interior; Southern Trinity

45. Winter Storm Watch for: Eastern Sierra Slopes of Inyo County; White Mountains of Inyo County

46. Winter Storm Watch for: Greater Lake Tahoe Area

47. Winter Storm Watch for: Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties

48. Winter Storm Watch for: Mono

49. Winter Storm Watch for: Motherlode

50. Winter Storm Watch for: Mountains Southwestern Shasta County to Western Colusa County; Shasta Lake Area, Northern Shasta County

51. Winter Storm Watch for: Northeast Foothills, Sacramento Valley

52. Winter Storm Watch for: Northern Trinity

53. Winter Storm Watch for: Owens Valley

54. Winter Storm Watch for: West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada; Western Plumas County, Lassen Park

55. Winter Weather Advisory for: Central Sierra Foothills; Southern Sierra Foothills

56. Winter Weather Advisory for: Central Sierra; North Kings River; Sequoia Kings

57. Winter Weather Advisory for: Cuyama Valley

58. Winter Weather Advisory for: Eastern Sierra Slopes of Inyo County; White Mountains of Inyo County

59. Winter Weather Advisory for: Greater Lake Tahoe Area

60. Winter Weather Advisory for: Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties

61. Winter Weather Advisory for: Mono

62. Winter Weather Advisory for: Motherlode

63. Winter Weather Advisory for: Santa Ana Mountains and Foothills

64. Winter Weather Advisory for: West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada; Western Plumas County, Lassen Park

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Weather Topic: What are Stratocumulus Clouds?

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Stratocumulus Clouds Next Topic: Stratus Clouds

Stratocumulus clouds are similar to altocumulus clouds in their fluffy appearance, but have a slightly darker shade due to their additional mass.

A good way to distinguish the two cloud types is to hold your hand out and measure the size of an individual cloud; if it is the size of your thumb it is generally an altocumulus cloud, if it is the size of your hand it is generally a stratocumulus cloud.

It is uncommon for stratocumulus clouds to produce precipitation, but if they do it is usually a light rain or snow.

Next Topic: Stratus Clouds

Weather Topic: What are Wall Clouds?

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Wall Clouds Next Topic: Altocumulus Clouds

A wall cloud forms underneath the base of a cumulonimbus cloud, and can be a hotbed for deadly tornadoes.

Wall clouds are formed by air flowing into the cumulonimbus clouds, which can result in the wall cloud descending from the base of the cumulonimbus cloud, or rising fractus clouds which join to the base of the storm cloud as the wall cloud takes shape.

Wall clouds can be very large, and in the Northern Hemisphere they generally form at the southern edge of cumulonimbus clouds.

Next Topic: Altocumulus Clouds