Difficult Traveling Conditions in and around Humboldt

The bluffs between Garberville and Redway are clear at this time (10:15am).
The CHP is reporting that Hwy 101 between Weott and Myers Flat has flooding. The road is not closed but is very wet. There are Flooded signs.
They are also reporting icy conditions south of Leggett.

CALTRANS REPORTS:

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS
– ON INTERSTATE 5 (I5)

– FROM 10 MI NORTH OF REDDING /AT FAWNDALE RD/ TO 24 M NORTH OF REDDING (SHASTA CO)

– FROM 3 MI SOUTH OF DUNSMUIR /AT MOTT RD/ TO 3 MI NORTH OF WEED /AT EDGEWOOD RD/ (SISKIYOU CO)

– FROM THE JCT OF SR 3 (TRINITY CO) TO PLATINA (SHASTA CO)

– ON Hwy 36 From 3 MI EAST OF MAD RIVER TO 5 MI WEST OF FOREST GLEN (TRINITY CO) /SOUTH FORK MOUNTAIN/

– ON Hwy 96 FROM 2 MI EAST TO 10 MI EAST OF HAPPY CAMP (SISKIYOU CO) /CADE MOUNTAIN/

Hwy 299 – Winter weather carry chains
Hwy 101 – Winter weather carry chains

1-WAY CONTROLLED TRAFFIC 7.8 MI EAST OF THE JCT OF SR 299 (HUMBOLDT CO) – DUE TO A SLIDE

For those traveling outside the area this weekend, this website has traffic cameras from Oregon Mountain Summit on Hwy 299 just west of Weaverville to the Nevada state line, and from Red Bluff north to the Oregon border:
Northern Traffic Cameras

~from KymKemp.com


Power Outages
Redway:
2 outage(s) affecting 234 customer(s)
Cause: PG&E will be assessing the cause of your outage.
Status: Awaiting assessment
Start Time of Outage: 12/22/2012 08:19:00 AM
Est. Time of Restoration: Not Available
Last Updated: 12/22/2012 09:28:15 AM

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Snow level dropping to 500′ on Tuesday

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
510 AM PST MON DEC 17 2012

NORTH COAST INTERIOR – UPPER TRINITY RIVER

MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT
Scattered showers across the area will continue into this afternoon. Another 1 to 3 inches of snow is possible in the highest passes this afternoon as snow levels slowly fall.

TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

SNOW LEVELS WILL PLUMMET TUESDAY TO NEAR 500 FT AT THEIR LOWEST.
Another pulse of moisture will arrive on Wednesday and meet the cold air. This has potential to cause significant snowfall across much of NW California Wednesday into Thursday. Unsettled weather will remain into the weekend.

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Fernbridge may be flooded and impassable tonight

Update: 3 December 2012 8:00am
The rivers have crested and are now dropping. The Eel River at Fernbridge reached 22.88 feet before sinking this morning at 6:15 to 18.7 feet. The Eel River’s level at other points and other rivers’ levels can be seen here.
~from KymKemp.com

Press Release:

    SHERIFF’S OFFICE: AVOID EEL RIVER AT FERNBRIDGE AREA:

With projected reports the Eel River at Fernbridge could reach 24 feet tonight, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging the public to avoid the area.
“If this projection is accurate, Highway 211 at Fernbridge may be flooded and impassable late this evening until early morning when the river recedes,” the office said in a statement released Sunday afternoon. “The Sheriff’s Office and Humboldt County Public Works Department are taking steps to ensure equipment and personnel are ready to respond if needed to surrounding areas. The Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services is in contact with the Department of Water Resources. The public is encouraged to avoid the area this evening.”
Officials also remind the public to stay away from flooded areas and do not drive across flooded roadways.

More info here

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Saturdays Storm Damage Report

Update 6 December 2012

Photos, rainfall info, and high water info from the National Weather Service – Eureka.


Update 3 December 2012

Landslide currently blocking Cartwright Rd., near Mile Marker 10 Mattole Rd., near Honeydew, check out this amazing video! thanks for the video Mariah! ~Terri Klemetson
This video was post to KMUD’s Facebook page:

KMUD’s Facebook page

Video by Mariah Gregori: Thanks Terri. It looks like the road has been reopened at least temporarily so people are getting their cars out before this next rain.
3:45pm
Mariah Gregori: I don’t know if it is mile marker 10. It is about 4 miles from the Honeydew store towards Panther Gap.
4:00pm

~from KMUD.org and KMUD News Facebook group.


Update 7:35pm

Kym has some photos.

Updated 10:45am

From the Times Standard

ROAD CONDITIONS (Humboldt County Department of Public Works)
Road Conditions at 10:45 a.m.
Closed due to Flooding or High Water:
Port Kenyon Road in Ferndale between Market Street and California Street
Meridian Road in Ferndale between Port Kenyon Road and Centerville Road
California Street in Ferndale between Port Kenyon Road and Van Ness Avenue
Kimtu Road in Garberville at Camp Kimtu
Glendale Drive near McKinleyville
Hookton Road at Eel River Drive near Loleta
Howard Heights Road in Eureka
Berta Road in Eureka
Zane Road in Eureka
Wrigley Road (end of road) in Eureka
Close Due to Slide or Slip Out:
Blue Slide Road near Ferndale (corrected by bobbi)
Mattole Road post marker 4.5
Flooded, Not Closed
Dyerville Loop Road, post marker 2.64 (four wheel drive only)
Crannell Road (four wheel drive only)
Freshwater Road (Several locations)
Old Arcata Road at Jacoby Creek
Old Arcata Road, between Redmond Road and Ole Hanson Road
Other Restrictions:
Sprowel Creek Road near Leino, 1 lane
Mattle Road post marker 13.66, 1 lane
Etc.:
The boat at McCann will not be operating today due to large amount of debris in water.


Well we made it through the first round of storms with little to no damage in the immediate area.
Saturday Forecast :
weather image

Unfortunately, this storm battered us badly. Many trees down and flooded roadways, slides and mud flows.

Kym has a report here. And much more info coming in from the comments area as people get out and see what the damage is, so keep checking back on this one.

I talked with Marty Messenger, County Roads Supervisor, to get the most local updated info on Sunday morning at about 9am.

Update from Marty:

Briceland Thorn Road is passable (but flooded) at the Whittemore Grove bridge.
Camp Kimtu Road is closed – the river is over the road.
They are keeping the bluffs clear, but it’s muddy there.
They are finishing up a slide on Sprowel Creek Rd.
The roads are open from Whitethron and Ettersburg into Redway and Garberville.

I will update this as news comes in.

Another source for local road info is:
CHP
and
CHP Watch.

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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.

Check our FaceBook page for current updates.

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Several earthquakes in the last day

recent map
Click on the squares to take you to the info.

That’s 4 quakes in the last week, with 2 smaller ones on land and 2 larger ones off the coast. If my memory serves, the last time we had a swarm of 5 or more quakes, it finally resulted in the 6.5 quake on January 9, 2010 that did a lot of damage in Eureka.

This is a good time to use the links on this site and check your preparedness level. A big one could happen any time… just sayin’.

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Making a Facebook List to Receive SHA updates

Facebook has started limiting how they send status updates to people’s news feed, hoping to make a buck on businesses paying for it.

It used to be that if you ‘liked’ a page and said ‘send all updates’ you received everything from that page in your news feed. Now Facebook is often only sending the status updates to as little as 10% of the people liking the page.

This is a real problem for SoHumAwareness, as we count on everyone who wanted updates to be able to get them. Something that helps send an update out to more people, is people commenting on the updates or liking them, but below is another way to make sure you are seeing the updates.

Create a list for SoHumAwareness, this list should hold all the SHA posts, and is a back up for you if for some reason you are not receiving SHA posts in your news feed even though you have liked the page (This is Facebooks fault).

This list will show on your News Feed in the left sidebar.

To Create this list:

1 – From your home page (news feed page), in the left column, click “More” next to “Friends” (hover over the grey heading ‘Friends’ and the blue ‘more’ link will be to the right)

2 – Click “Create List”

3 – Name your list “SHA” (or whatever you want) and then add yourself (to make the list work)

4 – Click “Create” Now, (the list at this point will show you all your posts)

5 – Now go to the List page and on the right sidebar there is a + sign with a box, enter SoHumAwareness in there, and with that you will be able to see all the SHA posts.

6 – Now you can also delete yourself from the list, and the only posts shown on that list will be SoHumAwareness.

This means that if you are not seeing SoHumAwareness status updates in your news feed, (and you know there are recent postings) then just click on your newly made list.

It sounds more complicated than it is. I am testing this to see if I get all SHA’s posts in the list (I always get them in my news feed).
If any one else wants to test this for awhile, compare the list to your news feed, it would be helpful. Especially people who have missed SHA postings in their news feeds already. (You can visit the page directly to check as well, and remember we only post when something is happening.)

I may set up a day sometime next week for testing but don’t want to do that this busy weekend.

8 June 2012
bobbi wisby

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