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SnakebyteXX
12-30-2005, 05:08 PM
It's raining like Hell here and has been off and on for the past few days. My weather prompter just spit this out:

Severe Weather Alert


Flood Warning from the National Weather Service:

FLOOD WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO CA 230 PM PST FRI DEC 30 2005
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MONTEREY HAS ISSUED A URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD WARNING EFFECTIVE UNTIL NOON PST SATURDAY FOR PEOPLE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN CALIFORNIA NAPA...MARIN AND SONOMA

INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS AMERICAN CANYON...ANGWIN...BELVEDERE...BODEGA BAY...BOLINAS... BOYES HOT SPRINGS...CALISTOGA...CLOVERDALE...CORTE MADERA... COTATI...DEER PARK...EL VERANO...ELDRIDGE...FAIRFAX...FETTERS HOT SPRINGS-AGUA CALIENTE...FORESTVILLE...GLEN ELLEN...GRATON... GUERNEVILLE...HEALDSBURG...INVERNESS...KENTFIELD.. . LAGUNITAS-FOREST KNOLLS...LARKFIELD-WIKIUP...LARKSPUR...LUCAS VALLEY-MARINWOOD...MILL VALLEY...MONTE RIO...NAPA...NOVATO... OCCIDENTAL...PETALUMA...ROHNERT PARK...ROSELAND...ROSS...SAN ANSELMO...SAN RAFAEL...SANTA ROSA...SANTA VENETIA...SAUSALITO... SEBASTOPOL...SONOMA...SOUTH SANTA ROSA...ST. HELENA... TAMALPAIS-HOMESTEAD VALLEY...WINDSOR...WOODACRE AND YOUNTVILLE

PROLONGED HEAVY RAIN WILL RESULT IN THE FLOODING OF SMALL STREAMS THROUGHOUT THE NORTH BAY THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. STREETS AND HIGHWAYS WILL ALSO BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLOODING. THERE IS ALSO A THREAT OF MUDSLIDES.

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED. ALL PEOPLE IN THE NORTHERN SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA SHOULD BE ALERT FOR LOCAL FLOODING AND MUDSLIDES. THERE MAY BE ROAD CLOSURES.


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MONTEREY HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR THE RUSSIAN RIVER * BEGINNING SATURDAY MORNING AND CONTINUING THROUGH SUNDAY * HEAVY RAIN FORECAST TO OCCUR DURING THE NEXT 30 HOURS IS EXPECTED TO CAUSE SIGNIFICANT RENEWED RISES ON THE RUSSIAN AND NAPA RIVERS. * AT 1 PM THE STAGE OF THE RUSSIAN RIVER AT HEALDSBURG WAS 8.8 FEET. THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE EARLY SATURDAY MORNING AND TO NEAR 25.0 FEET NEAR NOON SATURDAY. THIS WILL CAUSE MAJOR FLOODING. * FLOOD STAGE IS 19 FEET. * AT 25 FEET MAJOR FLOODING OCCURS WITH EXTENSIVE FLOODING OF HOMES...BUSINESSES...AND SECONDARY ROADS ACROSS THE LOWER SECTION OF HEALDSBURG.

* AT NOON THE STAGE OF THE RUSSIAN RIVER AT GUERNEVILLE WAS 20.3 FEET. THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE LATE SATURDAY MORNING AND TO NEAR 36.0 FEET NEAR NOON SATURDAY. THIS LEVEL CAUSES MODERATE FLOODING. * FLOOD STAGE IS 32 FEET. * AT 36 FEET NUMEROUS BUSINESSES AND RESIDENCES IN THE LOWEST SECTIONS OF TOWN WITHIN THE REACH ARE EXPECTED TO FLOOD. MILL STREET AND LOWER 4TH AND 5TH STREET IN GUERNEVILLE FLOOD. REDWOOD DRIVE IN NORTHWOOD FLOODS.

* FURTHER RISES IN THE RUSSIAN RIVER ARE EXPECTED AFTER NOON SATURDAY.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MONTEREY HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR THE NAPA RIVER * AT 1 PM THE STAGE OF THE NAPA RIVER AT ST HELENA WAS 2.6 FEET. * THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE LATE THIS EVENING AND CREST NEAR 16.5 FEET SATURDAY MORNING. * FLOOD STAGE IS 13 FEET. * AT 16.5 FEET MODERATE FLOODING OCCURS ACROSS THE UPPER PORTIONS OF THE NAPA VALLEY ALONG THE NAPA RIVER. MANY PRIMARY ROADS AND MOST SECONDARY ROADS WILL BECOME INUNDATED WITH TRAVEL DIFFICULT.

* AT 1 PM THE STAGE OF THE NAPA RIVER AT NAPA WAS 9.0 FEET. * THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE SATURDAY MORNING AND REACH 26.5 FEET NEAR NOON SATURDAY AND REMAIN NEAR THAT LEVEL SATURDAY AFTERNOON. * FLOOD STAGE IS 25 FEET. * AT 26.5 FEET MODERATE FLOODING OCCURS WITH CROP LOSSES AND EROSION DAMAGE TO AGRICULTURAL AREAS ALONG THE NAPA RIVER. SOME PRIMARY AND MANY SECONDARY ROADS WILL BECOME INUNDATED.

PERSONS ALONG THE RUSSIAN AND NAPA RIVERS SHOULD TAKE PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT THEIR PROPERTY. WITH ADDITIONAL RAIN EXPECTED ON SUNDAY... THE NAPA AND RUSSIAN RIVER ARE LIKELY TO REMAIN ABOVE FLOOD STAGE THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.