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California, Northern Monterey Bay

Areal Flood Warning

Statement as of 7:31 AM PST on January 20, 2017

Expires 10:30 PM EST on January 20, 2017


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

* Flood Warning for...
southeastern Santa Cruz County in northern California...

* until 730 PM PST Friday

* at 727 am PST, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
thunderstorms with heavy rain over the area. Currently there are
reports of flooding from Drew Lake along College Road and
Corralitos creek at Green Valley Road is rising rapidly. Heavy
rain is likely causing ponding and associated flooding in other
nearby locations.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Interlaken, Freedom, amesti, College Lake, Pinto Lake, Drew Lake,
Lake Tynan, Kelly Lake, and areas adjacent to the Pajaro river and
upstream of Watsonville. Salsipuedes creek may also experience
flooding if current runoff rates continue.

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.


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Flash Flood Watch, High Surf Warning

Statement as of 1:27 PM PST on January 20, 2017

Expires 7:00 PM EST on January 21, 2017


... Flash Flood Watch in effect from late Saturday night through
Sunday afternoon...

The National Weather Service in San Francisco has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch 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 Monument... 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.

* From late Saturday night through Sunday afternoon

* periods of heavy rain on saturated soils will impact the region
from late Saturday night through Sunday afternoon. Additional
rainfall amounts from 0.75 to 1.5 inches are possible at lower
elevations with 2 to 4 inches across higher terrain.

* The primary impacts will be localized ponding of water on low
lying roadways with poor drainage... rapid rises on streams and
creeks with some likely exceeding bankfull... some river
flooding... and potential rock and mud slides. Recent burn
scars will also be susceptible to debris flows during periods
of intense rainfall.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.




437 am PST Fri Jan 20 2017

... High surf warning remains in effect from noon today to 4 PM
PST Saturday...

* waves and surf... west swell increasing to 16 to 20 feet Friday
afternoon and as high as 24 to 28 feet Friday night and
Saturday. Swell period 14 to 15 seconds.

* Timing... Friday afternoon through Saturday

* impacts... large breaking waves... strong rip currents... and
sneaker waves.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf warning indicates that dangerous... battering wave
will pound the shoreline. This will result in very dangerous
swimming conditions... and deadly rip currents.




High Wind Watch

Statement as of 12:51 PM PST on January 20, 2017

Expires 1:00 PM EST on January 22, 2017


... High wind watch in effect from Saturday evening through Sunday
morning...

The National Weather Service in San Francisco has issued a high
wind watch... which is in effect from Saturday evening through
Sunday morning.

* Timing... 11 PM Saturday evening until 10 am Sunday.

* Winds... sustained southerly winds from 40 to 50 mph with higher
gusts possible... .strongest near the coast and in the higher
terrain.

* Impacts... downed trees... limbs and powerlines will be
possible. Driving of high profile vehicles will be impacted as
well.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph... or gusts of
58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.




Small Craft Advisory, Gale Watch

Statement as of 2:33 PM PST on January 20, 2017

Expires 12:00 PM EST on January 22, 2017


... Small Craft Advisory now in effect until 9 am PST Saturday...
... Gale watch in effect from late Saturday night through Sunday
morning...

The National Weather Service in San Francisco has issued a gale
watch... which is in effect from late Saturday night through
Sunday morning.

* Winds: westerly winds 15 to 25 kt through Saturday. Winds will
ease Saturday afternoon before possibly strengthening late
Saturday night into Sunday to 25 to 35 kt.

* Seas: west swell 20 to 23 ft at 18 seconds.

* See the coastal waters forecast (cwfmtr) or our marine Page at
http://weather.Gov/sanfrancisco/marine.Php for more details.

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 watch is issued when the risk of gale force winds of 34 to
47 knots has significantly increased... but the specific timing
and/or location is still uncertain. It is intended to provide
additional lead time for mariners who may wish to consider
altering their plans.






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Alabama - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Alaska - Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Warning , Record Report
Arizona - Areal Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
California - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning, Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , High Surf Warning, Coastal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Flood Advisory, Flood Watch , High Surf Warning , Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch , High Surf Warning, High Surf Advisory, Coastal Flood Advisory , High Surf Advisory, Coastal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch, High Surf Warning , Flash Flood Watch , High Surf Warning, High Surf Advisory, Coastal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Advisory , High Wind Watch , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory, Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Watch, Winter Weather Advisory , Hydrologic Statement , Special Statement , Beach Hazard Statement, High Surf Warning , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Florida - Coastal Hazard Statement , Dense Fog Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report
Georgia - Record Report
Hawaii - High Surf Advisory , Special Statement
Idaho - Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Air Quality Alert
Illinois - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Flood Watch , Dense Fog Advisory
Indiana - Flood Warning , Flood Watch , Flood Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory
Iowa - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Kansas - Record Report
Kentucky - Flood Warning , Record Report
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Massachusetts - Special Statement
Michigan - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Minnesota - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Missouri - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Nebraska - Record Report
Nevada - Areal Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Watch, Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report
New Mexico - Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , High Wind Warning, Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Record Report
North Dakota - Dense Fog Advisory
Ohio - Flood Warning
Oregon - High Surf Warning, High Surf Advisory , High Surf Warning, High Surf Advisory, Flood Watch , High Surf Advisory , High Wind Watch , High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory
South Carolina - Record Report
South Dakota - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Tennessee - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Texas - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , High Wind Warning, Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Watch , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Utah - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory, Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Virginia - Record Report
Washington - Flood Warning , High Surf Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory
Wisconsin - Flood Warning , Flood Watch , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Wyoming - Public Information Statement
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