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Frost, freeze and wind advisories issued for LA and Ventura Counties

Frost, freeze and wind advisories are in effect for LA and Ventura Counties this week.
Frost, freeze and wind advisories are in effect for LA and Ventura Counties this week.
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Winter weather continues this week as the National Weather Service has issued frost and wind advisories for areas in L.A. and Ventura Counties.

The extreme west San Fernando Valley and parts of Ventura county along the coast got a frost advisory with temperatures at or just slightly above freezing until 9 a.m. Tuesday, NWS meteorologist Emily Thorton told KPCC.

A freeze warning was also in effect until 9 a.m. Tuesday in areas near Ojai Valley and along the coast in San Luis Obispo County, with temperatures at or below freezing.

NWS also issued a wind advisory until noon Tuesday for the L.A. and Ventura County mountains and foothills and some areas along the L.A. County coast. Those areas could experience winds at 20 to 30 miles per hour, with gusts up to 40 or 45 miles per hour.

San Luis Obispo County beaches and coast are also on a high surf advisory Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., during which waves average 8 to 12 feet with an occasional 13-foot set.

Later this week the weather will slightly warm up in the coastal areas with temperatures in the 40s, though valleys and foothills could still face more frost and freeze advisories with lows in the 20s or 30s.

More wind is also expected, with moderately strong and cold 20 to 30 mile-per-hour Santa Ana winds with gusts around 45 to 50 miles an hour on Thursday and Friday, particularly in the valley, mountain and foothill areas.

“The typical areas that we see high winds are canyons and passages and things like that,” said Thorton, who advised people to be careful while driving, especially in high profile vehicles.

NWS predicts the latest cooling trend won’t stick around.

“We really are expecting because of El Niño to see above normal temperatures for California,” said Thorton. “We could see a few more events like this but for the most part we expect temperatures above normal for the winter.”