San Francisco is scrambling to prepare for a powerful storm in an area of the city notorious for flooding during heavy rain.
At least four local rivers including the Napa, Russian, Navarro and Sacramento Rivers are forecast to peak above flood stage late Thursday or early Friday, adding up to 32 feet of water to their nearly dry banks as torrential rain reaches the watershed, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration charts.
A big storm with strong winds and torrential downpours is rapidly approaching the Bay Area, giving residents a reason to dust off the rain boots — if they’re lucky enough to find any locally.
Thursday’s massive storm could be the biggest since 2008, possibly the biggest since 1998 with wind gusts over 100 miles per hour screaming over the top of the Sierra, and rainfall amounts forecast above 8 inches for coastal mountains. The key is WHEN it all hits, and that’s where the KPIX FutureCast forecast comes in.
San Francisco Pleads For Public’s Help Cleaning Out Storm Drains In Advance Of Monster Storm Due Wednesday Night
The potential flooding is so severe, and so imminent that San Francisco public works officials are actually asking for the public’s help clearing out clogged storm drains and other parts of the runoff system in advance of Thursday’s deluge.
The Bay Area can expect heavy rain and strong winds that could uproot trees, down power lines and cause flooding and mudslides due to a strong weather system starting late Wednesday and continuing through Thursday, National Weather Service officials said.
Heavy downpours took a parting shot Thursday at California, triggering flash floods that temporarily stranded more than three dozen people in their cars in inland Riverside County.
The National Weather Service San Francisco Bay area has issued an Urban Flood Advisory for Santa Clara County, Alameda County, Contra Costa County, San Mateo County…
The National Weather Service in the San Francisco Bay area has
issued a coastal Flood Advisory… which is in effect until 4 PM
PST this afternoon.
Storm Watch: Critical Links And Data For Floods, Power Outages, Rainfall, Snow, Live Radar, Traffic Conditions
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