Aptos, CA (95003)

11:36 AM PST on February 20, 2017 (GMT -0800)
Rio Del Mar | | Change Station

Elev 62 ft 36.97 °N, 121.90 °W | Updated 2 minutes ago

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56.8 °F
Feels Like 56.8 °F
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0.0
Wind Variable Wind from North

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Precip. -- in
Pressure 30.04 in
Visibility 3.0 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 400 ft
Mostly Cloudy 900 ft
Overcast 2600 ft
Dew Point 54 °F
Humidity 91%
Rainfall 1.97 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:49 AM 5:53 PM
Waning Crescent, 32% visible
SPECI KWVI 201931Z AUTO 20006KT 3SM -RA BR SCT004 BKN009 OVC026 13/13 A3004 RMK AO2 P0007 T01330133 $
Pressure 30.04 in
Visibility 3.0 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 400 ft
Mostly Cloudy 900 ft
Overcast 2600 ft
Dew Point 54 °F
Humidity 91%
Rainfall 1.97 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:49 AM 5:53 PM
Waning Crescent, 32% visible
SPECI KWVI 201931Z AUTO 20006KT 3SM -RA BR SCT004 BKN009 OVC026 13/13 A3004 RMK AO2 P0007 T01330133 $

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Flash Flood Warning
Issued: 9:04 AM PST Feb. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in the San Francisco Bay area has issued
a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
southeastern Santa Cruz County in northern California...

* until 300 PM PST

* at 902 am PST, the real-time stream gage on Corralitos creek at
Green Valley Road indicated rapidly rising water levels above
monitor stage and approaching flood stage. Heavy rain is expected
throughout the area for the remainder of the day, and flooding is
expected. The warning area also includes low-lying areas
throughout the Interlaken and amesti area, including ponding
associated with College Lake, Lake Tynan, Kelly Lake, Pinto Lake,
and Drew Lake.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Corralitos, Interlaken, Freedom, amesti, Aptos hills-Larkin
Valley, Day Valley, College Lake, Lake Tynan, Kelly Lake, Pinto
Lake, and Drew Lake.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.
If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately.
Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate
precautions to protect life and property.


Lat... Lon 3691 12170 3692 12170 3692 12171 3694 12180
      3698 12183 3703 12181 3702 12176 3692 12166
      3691 12168


Mws



740 am PST Mon Feb 20 2017

The National Weather Service in the San Francisco Bay area has issued
a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
central Santa Cruz County in northern California...

* until 130 PM PST

* at 730 am PST, the big trees stream gage on the San Lorenzo river
in Felton indicated rapid rise in water levels which are
approaching flood stage. Water levels are forecast to rise above
flood stage later today as continued heavy rain is expected
throughout the remainder of the day in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Felton Grove, Paradise Park, Tannery arts center and the San
Lorenzo benchlands by the County building, Love Creek, Ben Lomond
and lower Zayante creek.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.
If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately.
Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate
precautions to protect life and property.


Lat... Lon 3715 12209 3697 12200 3696 12203 3714 12215


Mws


Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 10:48 AM PST Feb. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in the San Francisco Bay area has issued
a

* urban and small stream flood advisory for...
southwestern Santa Clara County in northern California...
Santa Cruz County in northern California...
southeastern San Mateo County in northern California...

* until 145 PM PST

* at 1046 am PST, local law enforcement continues to report heavy
rain causing urban and small stream flooding across the Santa Cruz
Mountains. Moderate to heavy rain is expected through this
afternoon leading to additional flooding.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Palo Alto, Santa Cruz, Cupertino, Watsonville, Campbell, Saratoga,
Los Gatos, Corralitos, Scotts Valley, Capitola, Live Oak, Uvas
Canyon park, Aptos, Rio del Mar, Freedom, amesti, Ben Lomond,
Eureka Canyon Road, Soquel and Boulder Creek.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.


Lat... Lon 3733 12214 3725 12194 3716 12182 3706 12171
      3698 12168 3688 12181 3695 12187 3698 12194
      3695 12204 3697 12214 3708 12225 3714 12233
      3724 12239


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512 am PST Mon Feb 20 2017

... Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight...

The Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of western California... including the following
areas... coastal North Bay including Point Reyes National
Seashore... East Bay hills and the Diablo Range... East Bay
interior valleys... mountains of San Benito County and interior
Monterey County including Pinnacles National Park... North Bay
interior valleys... North Bay mountains... northern Monterey
Bay... northern Salinas valley/Hollister Valley and Carmel
Valley... San Francisco... San Francisco Bay shoreline... San
Francisco peninsula coast... Santa Clara Valley including San
Jose... Santa Cruz Mountains... Santa Lucia mountains and Los
Padres National Forest... southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur
coast and southern Salinas valley/Arroyo Seco and Lake San
Antonio.

* Through late tonight

* a prolonged period of moderate to heavy rainfall is anticipated
to fall on already saturated soils through Monday evening. This
will result in sharp rises on area creeks, streams and rivers and
will likely result in flooding.

* Impacts include enhanced runoff and associated flooding in low
lying areas and waterways, rising water levels and flooding on
area streams, creeks and rivers. Other impacts include increased
risk of rock/mud slides in steep terrain, downed trees and power
lines, and damaged to or washed out roadways.

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.





High Wind Warning, Wind Advisory
Issued: 5:23 AM PST Feb. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 1 PM PST this
afternoon...
... High Wind Warning remains in effect from 1 PM this afternoon
to 3 am PST Tuesday...

* timing... southeast winds increase through this morning and then
further intensify this afternoon. Strongest southerly winds
expected this afternoon and evening. Winds diminish late
tonight.

* Winds... sustained southerly winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 45
mph. Winds increasing to 25 to 40 mph this afternoon and evening
with gusts to 60 mph.

* Impacts... winds may be strong enough to cause property damage.
Strong and gusty winds will make driving difficult, especially
for drivers of high profile vehicles. Saturated soils will also
contribute to an increased risk of downed trees and powerlines.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that wind gusts of at least 45 mph are
expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...
especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution. Winds
this strong combined with saturated soils can result in downed
trees and power outages.

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.






Special Statement
Issued: 3:19 AM PST Feb. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Potent storm system and atmospheric river likely to result in
widespread flooding, strong winds and increased threat for
rock/mud slides, shallow landslides and potential debris flows in
hilly terrain and recent burn scar areas through today...

Rainfall and winds continue to increase in coverage and intensity
early this Monday morning and will continue to do so through this
afternoon. Rainfall will be heavy at times, especially in the
North Bay region and along the southwest facing coastal slopes
resulting in the potential for life-threatening flooding. If you
have experienced flooding at any time this winter season, either
near your home or on your daily commute, the potential exists for
additional flooding in these areas during the next 12 to 18
hours.

In addition, southerly winds will increase this afternoon and
result in a heightened threat for downed trees and power lines
with the potential for isolated to scattered power outages. The
combination of heavy rainfall and strong winds will also give way
to widespread rock/mud slides, shallow landslides and potential
debris flows in hilly terrain and recent burn scar areas.

Residents are urged to remain vigilant and encouraged to stay up-
to-date with the lastest weather information throughout the day.
Those taking to area roadways should also check the latest
information from the California Highway patrol and California
Department of Transportation for potential Road closures.
Remember, "turn around, don't drown" when encountering flooded
roadways. It is never safe to drive or walk into flood waters.


Rgass


319 am PST Mon Feb 20 2017

... Potent storm system and atmospheric river likely to result in
widespread flooding, strong winds and increased threat for
rock/mud slides, shallow landslides and potential debris flows in
hilly terrain and recent burn scar areas through today...

Rainfall and winds continue to increase in coverage and intensity
early this Monday morning and will continue to do so through this
afternoon. Rainfall will be heavy at times, especially in the
North Bay region and along the southwest facing coastal slopes
resulting in the potential for life-threatening flooding. If you
have experienced flooding at any time this winter season, either
near your home or on your daily commute, the potential exists for
additional flooding in these areas during the next 12 to 18
hours.

In addition, southerly winds will increase this afternoon and
result in a heightened threat for downed trees and power lines
with the potential for isolated to scattered power outages. The
combination of heavy rainfall and strong winds will also give way
to widespread rock/mud slides, shallow landslides and potential
debris flows in hilly terrain and recent burn scar areas.

Residents are urged to remain vigilant and encouraged to stay up-
to-date with the lastest weather information throughout the day.
Those taking to area roadways should also check the latest
information from the California Highway patrol and California
Department of Transportation for potential Road closures.
Remember, "turn around, don't drown" when encountering flooded
roadways. It is never safe to drive or walk into flood waters.


Rgass