Monday, January 16, 2012

Batten Down The Hatches!

A series of big storms is going to make up for a lack of rain this year. So far January has had almost no precipitation to offer most of Northern California. The Mt Shasta ski resort has had no skiers. I flew from Sacramento to Salt Lake City last week and there was virtually no snow on the ground in the Sierra Mountains around Lake Tahoe. We flew directly over the lake heading east to Utah seeing no snow until we reached Utah.

We are about to make up for that though. Tonight as the first wave comes in, there will be cold temperatures and windy conditions. Snow levels are expected to be just under 2,000 feet. Medford Oregon is expecting an inch of snow tomorrow. In the mountains of Washington and Oregon they expect to measure a foot per day of snow as the storm moves into Tuesday night and Wednesday. Temperatures will rise from the 30's to the mid 40's on Wednesday which is when the most rain is expected to begin.

Update: It is just before 8:00 pm and it's  31.5 degrees at 375 feet elevation near Trinidad Ca.

Tonight and into early tomorrow we will have a chance of snow in strange places. Drive carefully and batten down the hatches if you have hatches. If you live in King Salmon or other low lying coastal areas be advised, A coastal flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EUREKA HAS ISSUED A COASTAL FLOOD
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* TIMING: HIGH TIDE COMBINED WITH A STORM SURGE FROM SOUTHERLY
WINDS IS EXPECTED TO CAUSE COASTAL FLOODING LATE TUESDAY NIGHT
INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS: ELEVATED TIDES DUE TO STORM SURGE MAY PRODUCE SOME MINOR
COASTAL FLOODING IN KING SALMON AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS
AROUND HUMBOLDT BAY.

* LONG TERM: ADDITIONAL COASTAL FLOODING IS POSSIBLE AROUND HIGH
TIDE THURSDAY MORNING AND FRIDAY MORNING. ASTRONOMICAL TIDES
CONTINUE TO RISE AND SOUTHERLY WINDS REMAIN ELEVATED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR
FLOODING ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP. COASTAL RESIDENTS SHOULD BE
ALERT FOR LATER STATEMENTS OR WARNINGS...AND TAKE ACTION TO
PROTECT PROPERTY.

5 comments:

  1. The end is coming, get ready answer to God.

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  2. The Clash, "London Calling"

    The Ice Age is coming, the Sun's at an end
    Meltdown expected, the wheat is growin thin
    engines stop runnin' but I have no fear Cos London is drownin' I...Live by the river

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  3. You mean it's over? Sigh. I was just getting to liking this drought stuff.

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  4. I'm so glad my seafaring days with the Coast Guard are over. Going out to sea in the forecasted marine conditions can tear your body up, especially after 7 ears of sailing.

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  5. I just loaded up on some more wood for the stove. We are in for a few days of some serious rain.

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