Significant Rain and Wind Event Thursday through Monday in
Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity Counties
· Downed trees and power outages due to strong winds.
· Closed county and secondary roads due to flooding.
· Possible highway closures:
Forecast Precipitation Amounts
Forecast precipitation amounts Thursday through Saturday
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A series of warm and very moist weather systems will bring significant rainfall to northwest California. The model guidance has been trending towards having the most rainfall to be in Southern Humboldt County and Mendocino County. However the precipitation amounts have varied from run to run. So confidence in the forecast precipitation amounts remains low to moderate.
The precipitation is forecast to begin early Thursday morning across the entire region. The 12-hour period from 4 am to 4 pm Friday is when the rainfall is expected to be the heaviest. Then a lull in the rainfall amounts Friday night into Saturday morning as the precipitation will be in the form of showers. The next weather system moves in Saturday afternoon and evening generating another round of light to moderate rain. Then a second lull with the rain in the form of showers late from late Saturday night into Sunday morning as the region is again between systems. The next weather system moves in Sunday afternoon into Sunday evening. Then rain showers again on Monday. The rain showers are expected to end Monday night.
As of 7:30 am, Tuesday February 3,
Smith River near Crescent City M/S 25.0 feet F/S 29.0 feet
To peak near 20 feet around 8:00 pm, February 6, 2015
Smith River at Dr. Fine Bridge M/S 27.0 feet F/S 33.0 feet
To peak near 25 feet around 10:00 pm, February 6, 2015
Klamath River at Orleans M/S 32.0 feet F/S 38.0 feet
To peak near 18 feet around Midnight, February 7, 2015
Klamath River at Klamath M/S 30.0 feet F/S 38.0 feet
To peak near 27 feet around 8 am, February 6, 2015
Trinity River near Hoopa M/S 44.0 feet F/S 48.0 feet
To peak near 26 feet around 5:00 am, February 7, 2015
Redwood Creek at Orick M/S 26.0 feet F/S 32.0 feet
To peak at 21 feet around 11:00 pm, February 6, 2015
Mad River near Arcata M/S 15.0 feet F/S 22.0 feet
To peak near 15 feet at 10:00 pm, February 6, 2015
Van Duzen River near Bridgeville M/S 13.0 feet F/S 17.0 feet
To peak near 15 feet at 6:00 pm, February 6, 2015
SF Eel River near Miranda M/S 27.0 feet F/S 33.0 feet
To peak at 27 feet at 11:00 pm, February 6, 2015
Eel River near Scotia M/S 45.0 feet F/S 51.0 feet
To peak at 45 feet near 6:00 am February 7, 2015
Eel River at Fernbridge M/S 14.0 feet F/S 20.0 feet
To peak near 22 feet around 7:00 am February 7, 2015
Russian River near Hopland M/S 18.0 feet F/S 21.0 feet
To peak at 21.0 feet around 9:00 pm February 6, 2015
Navarro River near Navarro F/S 23.0 feet
To peak near 29 feet around midnight February 7, 2015
Garcia River near Point Arena
To peak near 10 feet around Noon, February 7, 2015
M/S is Monitor Stage and F/S is Flood Stage.
NWS Eureka will continue to provide updates as the situation develops.
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