KBUU Newswire – Day 85 – Fri Feb 1 – Winds To 65, 7 Inches Of Rain In Forecast – Mudflow Warning – ‘Opt In’ Deadline Extended – MHS Show Must Go On



This is KBUU News – the headlines:

  • =  Winds up to 65 and rainfall of up to 4 inches. Tomorrow in the Malibu mountains.
  • =  County issues a “Level One” mudflow prediction ,… meaning mud could flow 
  • =  The opt in deadline for debris removal … extended at the last minute.
  • =  Same thing for the deadline  for FEMA and the SBA.
  • =   And the Malibu high musical will premiere tonight … but then has to go dark for a week.

This is Malibu’s only local daily news. It’s the Friday edition of the news … from Radio Malibu  …. F-M 99 point 1 K B U U. Good morning … I’m Hans Laetz reporting.


The rainstorm that will hit Malibu at 5 in the morning tomorrow … will peak at about noon with possible torrential rain and winds around 40 miles an hour on the beaches … 65 miles per hour on the mountaintops.  Storm roundup: https://www.radiomalibu.net/7-inches-rain-65-mph-winds/


With just minutes to spare … local homeowners yesterday got a two-week extension on the deadline to decide how to remove debris from destroyed homes.   Details:  https://www.radiomalibu.net/opt-in-deadline-extended-to-feb-15/ 


Cable T-V … phone and internet service is being restored to at least ten thousand Charter Spectrum customers in western L A County. 

Customers lost access to the world when a cable was sliced by a construction crew … something totally beyond Charter’s control but still a frustrating experience. 

Charter said its Spectrum internet service and phones should be back up by this morning.


Malibu High School’s fall student musical is having not the best luck.

“Spring Awakening” was supposed to go before the footlights back in November … it was put on ice by the fire.

The musical will debut tonight … as scheduled … but the weekend performances have to be cancelled due to tomorrow’s storm.

After tonight’s performance … the Saturday and Sunday performances must be canceled . the principal says. 

But … there will be a second performance next Sunday, February 10th … at 5pm.  

Spring Awakening is the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

It’s an edgy rock musical adaptation set in late 19th century Germany … a story iabout the trials and tribulations of growing up.  

PG-14 … with shows tonight and then a week from Sunday.


Finally this morning … back to fires. 

A new study by researchers are U C San Diego says the wind-whipped wildfire season is moving later and later into the year, and the worst month for Santa Anas is now December.

The research examines how the state’s famously fierce Santa Ana  winds are affected by global warming. 

Researchers at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography have modeled Santa Ana winds across likely climate scenarios,.

And they found that the gusts will probably get less frequent as the planet warms. 

Early fall and spring will be less windy. 

The UC San Diego researchers say future warming of the Great Basin and more subtropical weather along the coast, both expected with climate change, will reduce the pressure differential between the regions and limit the churning of Santa Ana winds, at least during some parts of the year.

The frequency of Santa Ana winds is expected to drop about 18 percent by the end of the century, according to the study, but most of that reduction will be early or late in the windy season. October and May could see half as many windy days, or even fewer, the study says.

But climate change will shrink the rainy season … so December is rapidly becoming the most dangerous month for Santa Anas.

The new research from UC San Diego is published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

And this story is based on reporting in the San Francisco Chronicle.


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Weather for the Malibu ….

Mostly cloudy today … 60 percent chance of rain late in the day . 

High near 61 .… southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 

Rain … starting hard at 5 am tomorrow.

Winds could gust as high as 40 mph on the beaches .…  up to 65 miles in the mountains.

Chance of precipitation is 100%.

There is a flash flood watch for up to 4 inches of rain.

And a phase one mudlfow alert … be prepared for mud to move in the fire areas.

Saturday could see enough rain to trigger flooding and landslides in areas away from the burn damage.

Saturday night … showers likely. 

Rain will fall Sunday and Monday … sun maybe on Tuesday.

Right now … at Trancas it’s ((((   55   )))) degrees.

Leo Carrillo beach … 54. 

Upper Malibu Canyon …  ((((   48    )))) .

And at Civic Center Los Angeles … ((((    52  )))).

In the ocean … it’s ((((       )))) degrees in the water at Zuma Beach.

The lifeguards say the waves today are   ((((  2 to 3  )))) feet high …. 

Those are ((((  poor )))) surfing conditions …. according to the lifeguards.

(((((   High tide was at 7:06  … at  5.5ft.

Low tide is at 2:20.

A minor high tide at 8:53.     ))))


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