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  • Flash Flood Warning for Yolo County, California
  • Flash Flood Warning issued March 05 at 7:53PM PST until March 06 at 1:45AM PST by NWS
  • Effective: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7:53 p.m.
  • Expires: Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 1:45 a.m.
  • THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A
    * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR THE VALLEY...JERUSALEM...ROCKY FIRE BURN
    AREAS IN...
    SOUTHWESTERN COLUSA COUNTY IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA...
    SOUTHEASTERN LAKE COUNTY IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA...
    NORTHWESTERN YOLO COUNTY IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA...
    * UNTIL 145 AM PST
    * AT 747 PM PST...DOPPLER RADAR AND AUTOMATED RAIN GAUGES INDICATED
    THAT HEAVY RAIN WAS FALLING OVER THE AREA. AROUND 1.00 INCHES OF
    RAIN HAS FALLEN DURING THE PAST 3 HOURS AND UP TO 2.00 INCHES
    DURING THE PAST 6 HOURS OVER THE BURN SCARS. A HEAVY BAND OF RAIN
    IS CURRENTLY MOVING OVER THE BURN SCARS AND IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST
    FOR THE NEXT FEW HOURS. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN
    SHORTLY.
    * PERSONS TRAVELING IN THE VALLEY FIRE BURN AREA ESPECIALLY AROUND
    HIGHWAY 175, BOTTLE ROCK ROAD, LOCH LOMOND ROAD, SEIGLER CANYON
    ROAD, BIG CANYON ROAD, BUTTS CANYON ROAD AND OTHER LOCAL ROADS
    WITHIN AND IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE BURN AREA SHOULD BE ALERT FOR
    PROBABLE ROAD PROBLEMS DUE TO FLOODING, ROCK AND DEBRIS FLOWS.
    LARGE PORTIONS OF THESE ROUTES ARE LOCATED IN THE SEVERELY BURNED
    AREAS OF THE VALLEY FIRE. RIVERS AND CREEKS OF PARTICULAR CONCERN
    INCLUDES ANDERSON CREEK, BIG CANYON CREEK, DRY CREEK, HARBIN CREEK,
    PUTAH CREEK, BUTTS CREEK, COPSEY CREEK, SEIGLER CREEK AND KELSEY
    CREEK BASINS. SEVERELY BURNED AREAS HAVE LIMITED CAPACITY TO ABSORB
    LARGE AMOUNTS OF RAINFALL, LEADING TO INCREASED RUNOFF.
    * THE SEVERELY BURNED AREAS ARE OF PARTICULAR CONCERN. THIS INCLUDES
    THE ROCKY, DAVIS, CACHE, BEAR, SODA, HUNTING, ETICUERA, AND JERICHO
    CREEK BASINS. THESE BURNED AREAS ABSORB LESS RAINFALL, LEADING TO
    ENHANCED RUNOFF. THOSE TRAVELING ALONG HIGHWAY 16, HIGHWAY 20,
    MORGAN VALLEY, BERRYESSA-KNOXVILLE ROAD, JERUSALEM GRADE, BUTTS
    CANYON AND OTHER ROADS IN THE BURN AREA SHOULD BE ALERT FOR
    PROBABLE ROAD PROBLEMS DUE TO FLOODING, ROCK AND DEBRIS FLOWS.
    USERS OF THE CACHE CREEK NATURAL AREA AND THE KNOXVILLE RECREATION
    AREA SHOULD BE ALERT FOR FLOODING, ROCK AND DEBRIS FLOWS.

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