HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK November 29

**Update**

…STRONG WINDS IN HUMBOLDT AND DEL NORTE COUNTY AT ELEVATIONS
ABOVE 2000 FEET AND ALONG THE MENDOCINO COUNTY COAST OVERNIGHT…

NORTH COAST INTERIOR-
703 PM PST THU NOV 29 2012
…HIGH WIND WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PST FRIDAY…

* WINDS…SOUTH-SOUTHEAST 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 55 MPH
ALONG RIDGES AND EXPOSED AREAS ABOVE 2000 FEET. GUSTS UP TO 65
MPH POSSIBLE ALONG WIND PRONE AREAS.

* LOCATIONS…EXPOSED HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF INTERIOR DEL NORTE
AND HUMBOLDT COUNTIES INCLUDING KNEELAND AND FICKLE HILL.

* HIGHWAYS IMPACTED…101…299…199…AND 36. DRIVING WILL BE
DIFFICULT. USE EXTRA CAUTION.


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
359 AM PST THU NOV 29 2012

NORTH COAST INTERIOR-
…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PST THIS EVENING…
…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA.
DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT.

A HIGH WIND WARNING IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT.
A FLOOD WATCH IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT.
A FRONT WILL BRING HEAVY RAIN AND GUSTY WINDS THROUGH TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
The wet and unsettled weather will continue through the weekend with abundant rainfall and sharp rises on area rivers and streams.
Flooding in some locations on the mainstem rivers is expected.


FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
341 AM PST THU NOV 29 2012

…STRONG STORM SYSTEM BRINGING HEAVY RAIN…

.A STRONG STORM SYSTEM BRINGING HEAVY RAIN WILL MOVE IN FROM THE
PACIFIC TODAY AND TONIGHT.
…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
* A PORTION OF NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
AREAS…NORTH COAST INTERIOR AND REDWOOD COAST.
* THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.
* HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECTED THROUGH THE DAY AND NIGHT WITH
WIDESPREAD AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH 4 TO 6 INCHES IN THE
MORE PRONE AREAS.
* LOCAL STREET FLOODING IS POSSIBLE IN URBAN AREAS. SMALL
STREAMS MAY OVERTOP THEIR BANKS AND FLOOD LOCAL ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.


URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
337 AM PST THU NOV 29 2012

…STRONG WINDS EXPECTED ALONG THE HUMBOLDT AND DEL NORTE COUNTY
COASTS AND INTERIOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 2000 FEET THURSDAY…
…HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PST THIS
EVENING…

A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PST THIS
EVENING.

* WINDS…SOUTH-SOUTHEAST 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 55 MPH
ALONG RIDGES AND EXPOSED AREAS ABOVE 2000 FEET. GUSTS UP TO 65
MPH POSSIBLE ALONG WIND PRONE AREAS. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE
EXPECTED DURING THE MORNING HOURS BUT COULD PERSIST THROUGH
LATE AFTERNOON.

* LOCATIONS…EXPOSED HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF INTERIOR DEL NORTE
AND HUMBOLDT COUNTIES INCLUDING KNEELAND AND FICKLE HILL.

* HIGHWAY(S) IMPACTED…101…299…199…AND 36. DRIVING
WILL BE DIFFICULT. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
– KEEP ITEMS TIED DOWN OR OUT OF THE WIND.

VERY STRONG WINDS KNOCK TREES AND TREE LIMBS DOWN. BE EXTRA
CAREFUL WALKING OR DRIVING UNDER TREES.

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS VERY STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS A
LARGE AREA.


With this storm already upon us, it is crucial that everyone pays attention while driving, rock/mud slides at all the usual places are most likely to happen. Debris in the roadways and water ponding as well.

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One Response to HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK November 29

  1. bobbi says:

    The Southern Humboldt area weathered this part of the storm with little disruption to daily living. The second round of intense weather will be arriving on Saturday, Dec 1.

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