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Flood Warning, Flash Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning

Statement as of 8:53 PM PST on February 20, 2017


... The Flood Warning continues for
the Coyote creek near Edenvale
* from late Monday evening until further notice
* at 08pm Monday the stage was 9.7 feet
* minor flooding is forecast
* flood stage is 10.0 feet
* forecast to rise above flood stage by late Monday evening and
continue to rise to near 11.3 feet around midnight Monday night.
* At 12.0 feet... moderate flooding possible along portions of Coyote
creek south of I-880.
* At 10.0 feet... minor localized flooding likely.


Lat... Lon 3745 12193 3739 12184 3723 12171 3722 12176
      3729 12186 3744 12196




802 PM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

... The Flash Flood Warning remains in effect until 1000 PM PST for
central Santa Cruz County...

At 730 PM PST, stream gauge reports indicated that the San Lorenzo
river at big trees was at 20.5 feet. Flash flooding is already
occurring. Moderate flooding occurs with a river stage above 19.5
feet. The Saint Barnard street area in Paradise Park is under
several feet of water. Saint Augustine Avenue neighborhood in
Paradise Park begins to flood. Flooding is imminent or already
occurring in the Felton Grove neighborhood. Felton Covered Bridge
Park begins to flood.

Rainfall has recently ended across most of the San Lorenzo river
basin, but heavy runoff from rain earlier in the day will continue
and further rises on the river are possible this evening.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Paradise Park.

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 3699 12205 3708 12211 3710 12208 3701 12202



717 PM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

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

* Flash Flood Warning for...
southeastern San Mateo County in northern California...

* until 1015 PM PST

* at 700 PM PST, the stream gage on the Pescadero creek near
Pescadero indicated a stage of 13.6 feet and the river was
continuing to rise. Flood stage at this location is 12 feet. While
most heavy rainfall has ended across the Pescadero basin, or will
end shortly, continued runoff from heavy rain earlier in the day
may result in additional rises on the river this evening.

* Flash flooding will remain over mainly rural areas of southeastern
San Mateo County.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.


Lat... Lon 3726 12219 3722 12221 3726 12228 3724 12234
      3724 12241 3728 12241 3727 12236 3729 12230




413 PM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

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

* Flash Flood Warning for...
southeastern Santa Clara County in northern California...
northwestern San Benito County in central California...

* until 1000 PM PST

* at 400 PM PST, stream gage reports indicated flooding on the
Pacheco creek near Dunneville. At 4 PM PST the water level on the
creek near Dunneville was at 13.1 feet and water levels were
continuing to rise. Flooding begins around 10 feet. Streamflow
forecasting suggests water levels may reach 16.4 feet by late
Monday evening.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Lovers Lane, Frazier Lake, soap/San Felipe Lake, and
lower Pacheco creek north of Hollister.

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 3711 12127 3683 12127 3692 12152 3701 12150
      3701 12139 3710 12131




323 PM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

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

* Flood Warning for...
central Santa Clara County in northern California...

* until 915 PM PST

* at 315 PM PST, the river gage on the Coyote creek above Coyote
Lake indicated flooding along the upper Coyote creek. Rainfall had
subsided over the creek basin by mid afternoon. However, another
area of heavy rain will soon spread over the area. Periods of
heavy rain will continue for the remainder of the afternoon,
likely resulting in continued flooding along the creek into Monday
evening.

* Flooding will remain over mainly rural areas of central Santa Clara
County.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.

Lat... Lon 3722 12149 3706 12144 3706 12153 3709 12151
      3712 12150 3720 12154




Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 6:03 PM PST on February 20, 2017

Expires 7:00 AM EST on February 21, 2017


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

* small stream flood advisory for...
southwestern San Mateo County in northern California...

* until 945 PM PST

* runoff from an extended period of moderate to heavy rain has
caused sharp rises on streams and creeks in western San Mateo
County. At 5:37 PM PST the stream gage on the pilarcitos creek at
Half Moon Bay indicated a stage of 10.0 feet. Minor flooding
begins at 9.1 feet. In addition, stream gages on the San Gregorio
creek at San Gregorio and the Pescadero creek near Pescadero show
significant rises on these creeks, although both of these creeks
remain below flood stage. Rainfall has tapered off across western
San Mateo County and it is expected that these creeks will crest
soon and begin to recede within a few hours. In the meantime,
expect minor flooding along creeks in western San Mateo County.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
locations along the pilarcitos creek, San Gregorio creek and
Pescadero creek in western San Mateo County.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.


Lat... Lon 3751 12249 3752 12241 3744 12235 3731 12230
      3724 12230 3719 12240 3724 12242 3728 12241
      3736 12240 3743 12244 3748 12245




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

Statement as of 5:23 AM PST on February 20, 2017

Expires 6:00 AM EST on February 21, 2017


... 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.






Gale Warning, Small Craft Advisory

Statement as of 2:24 PM PST on February 20, 2017

Expires 1:00 PM EST on February 21, 2017


... Gale Warning remains in effect until 10 PM PST this evening...
... Small Craft Advisory in effect from 10 PM this evening to
10 am PST Tuesday...

The National Weather Service in San Francisco has issued a Small
Craft Advisory... which is in effect from 10 PM this evening to
10 am PST Tuesday.

* Winds: southerly winds 25 to 35 kt with frequent gusts to 40
kt this afternoon and tonight.

* Seas: combined seas 6 to 13 ft dominant period 15 seconds.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots
are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft.
Inexperienced mariners... especially those operating smaller
vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions.

A Gale Warning means winds of 34 to 47 knots are imminent or
occuring. Operating a vessel in gale conditions requires
experience and properly equipped vessels. It is highly
recommended that mariners without the proper experience seek safe
Harbor prior to the onset of gale conditions.






Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 6:03 PM PST on February 20, 2017

Expires 7:00 AM EST on February 21, 2017


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

* small stream flood advisory for...
southwestern San Mateo County in northern California...

* until 945 PM PST

* runoff from an extended period of moderate to heavy rain has
caused sharp rises on streams and creeks in western San Mateo
County. At 5:37 PM PST the stream gage on the pilarcitos creek at
Half Moon Bay indicated a stage of 10.0 feet. Minor flooding
begins at 9.1 feet. In addition, stream gages on the San Gregorio
creek at San Gregorio and the Pescadero creek near Pescadero show
significant rises on these creeks, although both of these creeks
remain below flood stage. Rainfall has tapered off across western
San Mateo County and it is expected that these creeks will crest
soon and begin to recede within a few hours. In the meantime,
expect minor flooding along creeks in western San Mateo County.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
locations along the pilarcitos creek, San Gregorio creek and
Pescadero creek in western San Mateo County.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.


Lat... Lon 3751 12249 3752 12241 3744 12235 3731 12230
      3724 12230 3719 12240 3724 12242 3728 12241
      3736 12240 3743 12244 3748 12245




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.





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