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JH Heating Weather: NWS Issues Flood and Wind Warnings

The National Weather Service is cautioning residents in our area to prepare for a significant storm that will affect Lassen County and northeastern California from late Wednesday night through Friday.

According to the folks at the NWS a Flood Watch will be in effect from Wednesday evening through Friday evening for a portion of northern California including the following counties… Alpine… Amador… Butte… Calaveras… Colusa… El Dorado… Glenn… Lake… Lassen… Nevada… Placer… Plumas… Sacramento… San Joaquin… Shasta… Sierra… Solano… Stanislaus… Sutter… Tehama… Tuolumne… Yolo and Yuba.

From Wednesday evening through Friday evening rainfall amounts are forecast to be from 2 to 4 inches in the valley… 3 to 6 inches in the foothills and mountains. Snow levels will lower to around 4500 ft on Friday.

Periods of heavy rain over recent burn scars could cause debris flows and flash flooding.

Those traveling in the vicinity of burn scars, especially the King, American and Rim fires, should be alert for possible flash flooding and debris flows.

High Wind Warning

A High Wind Warning is in effect from 10:00p.m. Wednesday to 4:00a.m. Friday.

Winds will increase late Wednesday night with peak winds Thursday afternoon and evening. Winds will be out of the south 35 to 55 mph with gusts 65 to 75 mph. High winds will affect all areas not just wind prone locations. Wind prone locations could see wind gusts around 90 mph.

Strong winds may combine with snow to create localized blizzard conditions in high elevations of Lassen and Plumas counties. Travel will be hazardous for high profile vehicles and significant turbulence for air travel. Outdoor Holiday decorations may be damaged or lost from the strong winds.

Damage to trees, power lines and property is possible with winds of this magnitude. Travel will become hazardous for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution and remain alert for sudden gusts or cross winds.

For more information you can always find current conditions at LassenWeatherNetwork.com.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
SusanvilleStuff.com Publisher/Editor
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