Weather Alert from MoCo OES

Advisory: Special Weather Statement for Monterey County, CA

Dear Nixle User,Northern Salinas Valley/Hollister Valley and Carmel Valley-Mountains Of San Benito County And Interior Monterey County Including Pinnacles National Park-Southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast-Santa Clara Valley Including San Jose-Santa Cruz Mountains-Northern Monterey Bay- 250 PM PDT Thu Mar 26 2020 …AN AREA OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT SOUTHEASTERN SANTA CRUZ…NORTHWESTERN SAN BENITO…SOUTH CENTRAL SANTA CLARA AND NORTHWESTERN MONTEREY COUNTIES… At 249 PM PDT, strong thunderstorms were clustered near Interlaken, or near Watsonville, moving east at 5 mph. Winds in excess of 30 mph and pea size hail are possible with this storm. Accumulation of hail stones will be possible along with brief heavy downpours. Locations impacted include… Salinas, Watsonville, Gilroy, Hollister, Corralitos, Ridgemark, Brown Valley Road, Amesti, Prunedale, Interlaken, Freedom, San Juan Bautista, Aromas, Pajaro, Elkhorn and Las Lomas. Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle. This storm may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio stations and available television stations for additional information and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

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