Advisory Message: Flash Flood Watch for 2020 Dolan, river, and Carmel Fire Burn Areas & 2021 Willow Fire in effect Sunday afternoon through late Sunday

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the 2020 Dolan, River and Carmel Fire Burn Areas as well as the 2021 Willow Fire Burn Areas in Effect from Sunday afternoon through late Sunday night. The Flash Flood Watch includes a portion of northern California including the following areas, Santa Lucia Mountains and Los Padres National Forest with Lingering showers on Monday. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings are issued. More Info: https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=62818668

Strong atmospheric river starting early Sunday

“but also high risk of burn area flooding/debris flows

From Daniel Swain’s Weather West blog (read the entire post here: weatherwest.com/archives/11466)

In Northern California, it has been a good old rainy week. Many spots have seen a couple inches or more; nearly everywhere has seen at least enough for some modest puddles. In some areas, the amount of rain that has already fallen is probably enough to greatly attenuate or end fire season. “

“…one of the strongest October storms in some years (perhaps a decade or more in some NorCal locations) will likely occur on Sunday. This moisture delivery system will be in the form of a strong atmospheric river.” 

Stormy conditions are expected to begin early Sunday and ramp up through the day in NorCal. “

Very intense rainfall rates of 1/2 to 1 inch per hour will be possible for a couple of hours