Up to 12 Inches of Rain Possible in Coming Series of Storms

NOAA, The National Weather Service, has issued an announcement that a storm is moving into the Humboldt area on Wednesday. The storm is predicted to dump a great deal of water in the next few days.  According to warning, “some isolated rain prone areas could receive upwards of 12 inches.  The period of heaviest rain will occur from Thursday to Friday morning.  The Eel River at Fernbridge is expected to reach monitor stage Friday afternoon.”

Below is the full release.

 

...FLOOD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK FOR MINOR MAIN STEM RIVER FLOODING AND
QUICK RISES ON STREAMS AND RIVERS ACROSS HUMBOLDT...MENDOCINO...DEL
NORTE AND TRINITY COUNTIES WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...

.A SERIES OF STORMS WILL BRING WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL
TO NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA STARTING WEDNESDAY. THE FIRST SYSTEM WILL
MOVE THROUGH QUICKLY ON WEDNESDAY...FOLLOWED BY MORE MODERATE TO
HEAVY RAIN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL RAINFALL
EXISTS FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. THE FIVE DAY PERIOD COULD SEE AS
MUCH AS 6 TO 10 INCHES OF RAIN WITH THE HEAVIEST AMOUNTS OVER
HUMBOLDT...DEL NORTE AND MENDOCINO COUNTIES. SOME ISOLATED
RAIN PRONE AREAS COULD RECEIVE UPWARDS OF 12 INCHES. THE PERIOD OF
HEAVIEST RAIN WILL OCCUR FROM THURSDAY TO FRIDAY MORNING. THE EEL
RIVER AT FERNBRIDGE IS EXPECTED TO REACH MONITOR STAGE FRIDAY
AFTERNOON.

SATURATED SOILS AND HIGHER VOLUMES WILL LEAD TO INCREASED
POTENTIAL FOR URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING DURING THIS PERIOD.

A FLOOD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK IS ISSUED WHEN THERE IS THE POTENTIAL
FOR SIGNIFICANT RISES OR FLOODING ALONG RIVERS AND STREAMS.

STAY TUNED TO YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EUREKA CALIFORNIA
FOR UPDATES. VISIT HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/EUREKA OR LISTEN TO NOAA
WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA FOR UPDATES ON THE RAINFALL
EXPECTED THROUGH MID NEXT WEEK.

THIS WILL BE THE LAST HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT.
ADDITIONAL FLOOD WATCHES OR WARNINGS WILL BE ISSUED IF THE
SITUATION WORSENS.
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