Kym Kemp / Monday, March 3 @ 6:02 p.m. / Weather
A clogged drainpipe has flooded the intersection of Thomas and Salmon Creek Roads. (Photo provided by a reader.)
Southern Humboldt county roads are beginning to show the affects of the rain which has poured down in the last twenty-four hours. Salmon Creek Road has a large flooded area where it intersects with Thomas Rd. Marty Messenger from County Roads noted after working on it for hours, “I’ve got flooded signs out. That’s the best we can do tonight.” He explained that the gutter was silted in. “It’s the first good flush we’ve had,” he said, and drainpipes here and elsewhere are choking up with debris.
“Hopefully,” Messenger said, “we’ll get a little reprieve so I can get the doggone thing cleaned up.”
However, heavy rains are predicted through the evening and into the next day. This could affect other county roads. Redwood Drive, which already saw a substantial rock fall today, could have more problems through the night.
“If we get any substantial rain tonight,” explained Messenger, “we’ll have problems. I might have to shut the thing down.”
If you must go out tonight, drive carefully.
Kym Kemp / Monday, March 3 @ 2:18 p.m. / Weather
CHP dispatch is reporting a large rock blocking one lane between Redway and Garberville. County Roads is on the way to clear it off.
We reached Marty Messenger, our local road man who said the roads, while mostly clear now are likely to have problems if the predicted heavy rains continue through the night. “We’re reaching that point where we’re going to have a lot of land movement,” he said.
Kym Kemp / Monday, March 3 @ 1:23 p.m. / Weather
Graphic from the US National Weather Services Facebook page earlier today showing heavy rain headed south of Cape Mendocino.
The US National Weather Service out of Eureka is reporting very heavy rains in Northern Mendocino. Leggett just had .72 inches in one hour!
Surprisingly, the CHP dispatch site is not showing any accidents in the area. However, if you must be on the road drive carefully.
Please let us know if you are experiencing extreme rain.
Kym Kemp / Saturday, Feb. 15 @ 7:49 a.m. / Weather
Graphic from the US National Weather Service’s Facebook page.
According to the US National Weather Service, blustery southerly winds are predicted today between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Gusts could reach 50 mph particularly on coastal headlands and mountain ridges.
Driving conditions could be impacted by these winds with high profile vehicles experiencing the most difficulty. Areas of Hwy 101 and 299, Bald Hills Road and Fickle Hill Road could be particularly affected.
Below is a snip from the NOAA weather map showing areas most likely to be affected. The area in lavender shows where a small craft advisory is under affect. Spots of gold show where a wind advisory has been placed.
Kym Kemp / Thursday, Feb. 13 @ 4:28 p.m. / Weather
Boards and boys making the best of a badminton situation on a rainy Humboldt day.
Twitter user @mkimberleeeeee posted this video of students at Humboldt State enjoying the liquid luxury of a real North Coast winter.