Mendocino Coast Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Areal Flood Watch, High Surf Warning
Issued: 2:29 PM PST Jan. 15, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch now in effect from Wednesday evening through
Thursday morning...

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* a portion of northwest California, including Mendocino and
Trinity counties and southern Humboldt County.

* From Wednesday evening through Thursday morning

* heavy rain is expected late Wednesday afternoon through
Wednesday night. Three to five inches of rain can be expected
from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon. The
heaviest rain is expected to fall Wednesday night.

* Ponding of water on roadways, rises on small rivers and creeks,
and mud slides or debris flows over recent burn scar areas are
possible with locally heavy rain.

* The Navarro and russian rivers will experience rapid rises by
early Thursday morning. This may result in minor flooding and
possible Road closures

* the Eel River is forecast to slowly rise through the day on
Thursday.


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.





223 PM PST Tue Jan 15 2019

... High surf warning in effect from 5 am to 11 PM Thursday...

* waves and surf... breaking waves rapidly building to over 30 feet
with the highest surf along west and southwest facing beaches.

* Timing... early Thursday morning into Thursday night.

* Impacts... large breaking waves along the coast will lead to
increased wave run-up on beaches with waves topping and washing
over large rocks and jetties. These large waves can be erratic
and unpredictable. Use extra caution near the surf zone as these
large waves will be capable of sweeping people into the frigid
and turbulent ocean water. Mariners traversing The Bar are urged
to exercise extreme caution or stay in port until the threat
subsides. Please contact the U.S. Coast Guard for information
regarding Harbor and bar closures. Minor coastal flooding is
possible during the morning high tide on Thursday between 700 am
and 900 am.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf warning indicates that dangerous, battering waves
will pound the shoreline resulting in beach erosion. Stay far
back from the surf and do not enter areas flooded by the waves.



Wind Advisory
Issued: 2:24 PM PST Jan. 15, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory in effect from 2 PM to 8 PM PST Wednesday...

The National Weather Service in Eureka has issued a Wind
Advisory... which is in effect from 2 PM to 8 PM PST Wednesday.

* Winds... south 20 to 30 mph with gusts around 50 mph.

* Locations include... Crescent City, Arcata, Eureka, Fortuna,
ettersberg, Fort Bragg, Point Arena.

* Highways impacted... 101.

* For a detailed view of the hazard area... visit
http://www.Wrh.NOAA.Gov/map




Areal Flood Watch, High Surf Warning
Issued: 2:29 PM PST Jan. 15, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch now in effect from Wednesday evening through
Thursday morning...

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* a portion of northwest California, including Mendocino and
Trinity counties and southern Humboldt County.

* From Wednesday evening through Thursday morning

* heavy rain is expected late Wednesday afternoon through
Wednesday night. Three to five inches of rain can be expected
from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon. The
heaviest rain is expected to fall Wednesday night.

* Ponding of water on roadways, rises on small rivers and creeks,
and mud slides or debris flows over recent burn scar areas are
possible with locally heavy rain.

* The Navarro and russian rivers will experience rapid rises by
early Thursday morning. This may result in minor flooding and
possible Road closures

* the Eel River is forecast to slowly rise through the day on
Thursday.


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.





223 PM PST Tue Jan 15 2019

... High surf warning in effect from 5 am to 11 PM Thursday...

* waves and surf... breaking waves rapidly building to over 30 feet
with the highest surf along west and southwest facing beaches.

* Timing... early Thursday morning into Thursday night.

* Impacts... large breaking waves along the coast will lead to
increased wave run-up on beaches with waves topping and washing
over large rocks and jetties. These large waves can be erratic
and unpredictable. Use extra caution near the surf zone as these
large waves will be capable of sweeping people into the frigid
and turbulent ocean water. Mariners traversing The Bar are urged
to exercise extreme caution or stay in port until the threat
subsides. Please contact the U.S. Coast Guard for information
regarding Harbor and bar closures. Minor coastal flooding is
possible during the morning high tide on Thursday between 700 am
and 900 am.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf warning indicates that dangerous, battering waves
will pound the shoreline resulting in beach erosion. Stay far
back from the surf and do not enter areas flooded by the waves.