Weather for Santa Clarita, California
Lat: 34.41N, Lon: 118.51W
Wx Zone: CAZ088 CWA Used: LOX
California Drought Monitor
The California Drought monitor is a subset of the United States Monitor, issued every Thursday morning, based on drought conditions the previous Tuesday. The map below shows the current drought level around the state, and the percent of California land area in each drought level compared to the previous week.
Read an explanation of the drought intensities and what they mean.
California Hydrologic Information Statement
Note that if drought conditions are not being experienced, or in the case of river flooding or heavy rain, this statement may be used to indicate river flows or flood potential.
000 FGUS76 KLOX 161426 ESFLOX CAZ034>041-044>046-051>054-059-087-088-547-548-170230- Hydrologic Outlook National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA 626 AM PST Thu Feb 16 2017 ...A major storm system will affect Southwest California tonight through Saturday resulting in flooding concerns... The first in a series of storms is expected to bring light to moderate rainfall initially to San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties this morning, before overspreading Ventura and Los Angeles Counties this evening through the overnight hours. A second more powerful storm system will begin to intensify as it approaches Southern California as early as Friday morning. A long narrow band of subtropical moisture, otherwise known as an Atmospheric River will take aim at Southwestern California. Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles Counties should take the brunt of this powerful storm Friday morning through Saturday morning. Between 2 to 6 inches of rainfall is expected across coast and valleys, with between 5 to 10 inches across the Santa Ynez Range, as well as the Ventura and Los Angeles County Mountains. Rainfall rates are expected to reach one inch per hour. With this storm system expected to be slow in moving through the forecast area, there will be several potential hydrological impacts. The potential for widespread flooding and flash flooding is a definite threat. Not just for the recent burn areas, but anywhere there is the potential for flooding. The expected high rainfall amounts and intensities could bring numerous hydrological impacts. Many rivers and streams could see significant flows on Friday into Saturday...but main-stem river flooding is not expected at this time. There is a potential for swift water rescues due to the heavy rain and resulting increased flow rates. There will be the threat of flash flooding with mud and debris flows in and around the recent burn areas, especially with Friday's storm. Also, widespread and significant urban and small stream flooding can be expected at times through Monday. Lastly rock and mudslides will be a significant threat during this period, especially across canyon roads. Models are indicating a few more weaker storm systems to move through the region into early next week. Any additional rainfall could continue to bring hydrological impacts. Watch for updates and possible watches and warnings at weather.gov/losangeles as we get closer to the event. $$ Hall