Flood Potential Outlook
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HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
230 PM PDT THU MAR 27 2014

...MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...
...RAPID RISES ON AREA RIVERS AND STREAMS...

AN ATMOSPHERIC RIVER ACCOMPANIED BY A SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT WILL
BRING COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF RAINFALL TO NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA FRIDAY
MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. STEADY RAIN AND OCCASIONAL
PERIODS OF MODERATE RAIN CAN BE EXPECTED AS THE FRONT MOVES ACROSS
THE REGION. THE HIGHER RAINFALL VALUES WILL OCCUR IN DEL NORTE COUNTY
AND ALONG THE COASTAL MOUNTAIN RANGES.

THE RAINFALL WILL BEGIN OVER DEL NORTE COUNTY FRIDAY MORNING AND
MOVE SOUTH ACROSS HUMBOLDT AND TRINITY COUNTIES THROUGHOUT FRIDAY
AFTERNOON AND INTO MENDOCINO COUNTY FRIDAY EVENING.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS:
THE MAIN STEM RIVERS WILL HAVE RAPID RISES...BUT NO FLOODING IS
EXPECTED. ALL THE RIVERS ARE FORECAST TO REMAIN BELOW MONITOR
STAGE...HOWEVER THE EEL RIVER AT FERNBRIDGE AND THE MAD RIVER NEAR
ARCATA ARE EXPECTED TO PEAK JUST BELOW BELOW MONITOR STAGE.

THE TRIBUTARY STREAMS WILL ALSO RISE BUT ARE EXPECTED TO
REMAIN WITHIN THEIR BANKS.

THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF URBAN FLOODING DUE TO CLOGGED STORM
DRAINS. AREAS WITH POOR DRAINAGE AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS CAN
EXPECT PONDING OF WATER.

AFTER THE FRONT PASSES SCATTERED SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED THROUGHOUT
THE DAY SATURDAY.

FORECAST PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS:
VALID 500 AM FRIDAY TO 500 AM SATURDAY
SMITH RIVER BASIN...........3 TO 4 INCHES
KLAMATH RIVER BASIN.........2 TO 3 INCHES
REDWOOD CREEK BASIN.........2.5 TO 3.5 INCHES
TRINITY RIVER BASIN.........2 TO 3 INCHES
MAD RIVER BASIN.............2 TO 3 INCHES
VAN DUZEN RIVER BASIN.......2.5 TO 3.5INCHES
SF EEL RIVER BASIN..........2.5 TO 3.5 INCHES
EEL RIVER BASIN.............2 TO 3 INCHES

VALID FROM 1100 AM FRIDAY TO 1100 AM SATURDAY
NAVARRO RIVER BASIN.........2 TO 3 INCHES
RUSSIAN RIVER BASIN.........1.5 TO 2.5 INCHES

MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR WWW.WEATHER.GOV/EUREKA FOR THE
LATEST INFORMATION.

THIS IS LAST HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK ON THIS RAIN EVENT.

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