Flash Flood Warning!

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO CA
622 PM PST MON NOV 3 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA HAS
ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR FLASH FLOODING AND POSSIBLE MUD AND DEBRIS
FLOWS FOR PART OF THE BASINS BURN AREA IN MONTEREY COUNTY. LOCATIONS
INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO BIG SUR VILLAGE AND THE VENTANA CREEK
AREA.

* UNTIL 645 PM PST

* AT 607 PM PST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
RAINFALL RATES IN EXCESS OF USGS MUD AND DEBRIS FLOW THRESHOLDS WERE
MOVING THROUGH THE WARNED AREA. 

RESIDENTS AND MOTORISTS IN AND BELOW RECENTLY BURNED AREAS SHOULD BE
ALERT TO HEAVY MUD AND DEBRIS FLOWS WHICH MAY BLOCK ROADS AND
CULVERTS.

TIME...MOT...LOC 0219Z 180DEG 0KT 3629 12172


One thought on “Flash Flood Warning!

  1. Take this one seriously! At 4pm, my wife called me from Carmel to warn me that it was blowing storm force gusts and sheet raining up that way, and to get ready for the worst. I passed the word on to Joyce Duffy as she was heading out, and hightailed it north myself. The steady rain started above Mill Creek, but the road was ok up through Big Sur (around 5 pm). But the real action began north of Point Sur. The howling winds and blinding rain came in waves. First near Little Sur, then at the top of Hurricane Point, and so on all the way to Carmel Highlands. The rain waves were nearly blinding, just as Jana warned.Same for the wind gusts. Now, at 7:30, we just finished a huge cloudburst of rain with screaming winds…estimated over 40kts.
    Just before I left school, I checked the GOES satelite picture, and it showed the cyclone shaped like a perfect yin/yang! It was centered over the Sonoma Coast, and the dark zone of cold Arctic air (the yin), was pointed right at us. The white cloud “yang” of the counterclockwise-spinning subtropical Air was just to the east of us. The borderline was swinging right over Monterey Bay…coming at us like a rotor-blade! By this moment, I figure that it is cutting its swath through the Partington area, and will hit the South Coast in about an hour. Hang on!!!

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