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  • Hydrologic Outlook for Mendocino Coast County, California
  • Hydrologic Outlook issued January 27 at 4:05PM PST until January 29 at 3:00PM PST by NWS
  • Effective: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 4:05 p.m.
  • Expires: Friday, January 29, 2016 at 3 p.m.
  • ..MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING...
    ...SIGNIFICANT AND RAPID RISES ON MAIN STEM RIVERS...
    ...URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING IS LIKELY...
    AN ATMOSPHERIC RIVER EVENT IS STILL FORECAST TO BRING SIGNIFICANT
    RAINFALL AMOUNTS TO NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA. AT THIS TIME THE
    HEAVIEST RAINFALL IS EXPECTED ACROSS DEL NORTE...HUMBOLDT AND
    NORTHERN MENDOCINO COUNTIES WITH LESSER AMOUNTS OVER SOUTHERN
    MENDOCINO AND TRINITY COUNTIES. HOWEVER...LOCATION AND TIMING
    ADJUSTMENTS ARE POSSIBLE PRIOR TO THE EVENT.
    CURRENT FORECAST RAINFALL AMOUNTS FOR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY:
    DEL NORTE COUNTY...4 TO 8 INCHES...HIGHEST AMOUNTS IN THE
    SOUTHEAST PORTION OF THE COUNTY.
    NORTHERN HUMBOLDT COUNTY...3 TO 7 INCHES...HIGHEST AMOUNTS IN THE
    NORTHEAST PORTION OF THE COUNTY.
    SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT COUNTY...2 TO 6 INCHES.
    NORTHERN MENDOCINO COUNTIES...3 TO 5 INCHES.
    SOUTHERN MENDOCINO COUNTY...1 TO 3 INCHES.
    WESTERN TRINITY COUNTY...2 TO 4 INCHES.
    EASTERN TRINITY COUNTY...1 TO 2 INCHES.
    THE MAIN STEM RIVERS ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE RAPID AND SIGNIFICANT
    RISES. AT THIS TIME THE MAIN STEM RIVERS ARE FORECAST TO REMAIN
    BELOW FLOOD STAGE.
    THE FOLLOWING MAIN STEM RIVERS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH OR EXCEED
    MONITOR STAGE ON FRIDAY...KLAMATH RIVER NEAR KLAMATH...MAD RIVER
    NEAR ARCATA...EEL RIVER AT FERNBRIDGE...AND VAN DUZEN RIVER NEAR
    BRIDGEVILLE.
    RAPID AND SIGNIFICANT RISES ARE ALSO EXPECTED ON THE SMALL
    STREAMS AND TRIBUTARIES. SOME SMALL STREAMS ARE EXPECTED TO
    EXCEED THEIR BANKS.
    STANDING OR PONDING WATER IS EXPECTED IN LOW-LYING AREAS AND IN
    AREAS WITH POOR DRAINAGE. ALSO...URBAN STREET FLOODING IS
    EXPECTED WHERE THE STORM DRAINS ARE UNABLE TO KEEP UP WITH THE
    RAINFALL OR ARE CLOGGED WITH LEAVES OR OTHER DEBRIS.
    LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA FOR THE LATER
    UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.
    THIS IS THE LAST HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK TO BE ISSUED ON THIS RAIN
    EVENT.

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