The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flood Watch in effect Thursday afternoon 3/9 – Sunday morning, 3/12 for Monterey County WHAT: Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible. WHERE: Monterey County WHEN: Thursday afternoon, 3/9 – Sunday morning, 3/12 IMPACTS: Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers/creeks/streams & other low-lying/flood-prone locations. Creeks & streams will see rapid rises. Flooding may occur in poor drainage & urban areas. Low-water crossings may be flooded. Storm drains & ditches may become clogged with debris. Urban and small stream flooding is expected along with a 25% exceedance probability that some main stem rivers may rise above flood stage. PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: Continue to monitor the latest forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. www.weather.gov/safety/flood NWS: inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=80744408 More Info: bit.ly/3lV9OPz
Also, this just in from NWS: “
While all coastal mountain regions in our CWA will see higher rain totals, the focus remains across the Santa Cruz and Santa Lucia Mountains of the Big Sur coast. For Santa Cruz Mtns, peak rain totals Thursday through Friday had ranged 4.5-6.3" but have now increased to a range of 5-7.5". For Santa Lucia Mtns, peak rain totals had ranged 5-7.5" but increased to a range of 8-10.5".