Flood Warning
Issued by NWS San Francisco Bay Area, CA

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CA
924 AM PST THU DEC 11 2014

...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA HAS
ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN CALIFORNIA...

NAPA RIVER NR ST HELENA
RUSSIAN RIVER AT JOHNSONS BEACH NR GUERNEVILLE


INTENSE RAINFALL TODAY, ALREADY CAUSING RAPID RISES IN STAGE ON THE NAPA AND RUSSIAN RIVERS, IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY. STAGE IS EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE ON THE NAPA RIVER NEAR ST. HELENA, WHILE DOWNSTREAM LOCATIONS NEAR THE CITY OF NAPA ARE EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE MONITOR STAGE BUT NOT EXCEED FLOOD STAGE.  ALREADY, SMALL CREEK AND URBAN FLOODING IS OCCURRING IN MANY AREAS OF NAPA VALLEY, INCLUDING FLOODING OF SULPHUR CREEK IN ST. HELENA.

SIMILARY, THE LOWER RUSSIAN RIVER NEAR GUERNEVILLE IS EXPECTED TO EXCEED FLOOD STAGE AS PLENTIFUL AMOUNTS OF RUNOFF IS BEING GENERATED THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE WATERSHED, THROUGHOUT MENDOCINO AND SONOMA COUNTIES.  SMALL CREEK FLOODING IS ALREADY OCCURRING IN TRIBUTARY DRAINAGES OF THE RUSSIAN INCLUDING THE LAGUNA DE SANTA ROSA AREA, MARK WEST CREEK, FOSS CREEK IN HEALDSBURG, AND NUMEROUS OTHER LOCATIONS.




CAC055-121324-
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/SHEC1.3.ER.141211T2136Z.141211T2300Z.141212T0124Z.NR/
924 AM PST THU DEC 11 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD WARNING FOR
  THE NAPA RIVER NR ST HELENA
* FROM THIS AFTERNOON UNTIL LATE TONIGHT
* AT 08AM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS...12.7 FEET
* FLOOD STAGE IS 18.0 FEET
* THE NAPA RIVER NR ST HELENA IS FORECAST TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE
  BY MIDDAY AND CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 18.8 FEET BY THIS AFTERNOON.
  THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY THIS EVENING.
* AT A STAGE OF 19.0 FEET...MAJOR FLOODING ACROSS UPPER NAPA VALLEY WILL OCCUR,
  MAKING ALL TRAVEL NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE. MAJOR TO DISASTROUS FLOODING AFFECTING
  ALL TOWNS IN THE REACH.
* AT A STAGE OF 18.0 FEET...MODERATE FLOODING ACROSS LOWER AREAS OF TOWNS ALONG
  THE REACH. WIDESPREAD CROP LOSSES AND EROSION OF LAND. MANY PRIMARY
  AND MOST SECONDARY ROADS WILL FLOOD, MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT TO
  NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE IN SOME AREAS.
* AT 16.0 FEET...MINOR FLOODING WILL OCCUR ALONG THE ENTIRE REACH
  INCLUDING THE LOWEST AREAS OF TOWNS ALONG THE REACH. MANY RURAL
  AREAS INCLUDING SOME PRIMARY ROADS AND MANY SECONDARY ROADS WILL
  HAVE MINOR FLOODING.


&&

LAT...LON 3860 12265 3865 12262 3849 12239 3843 12244
      3852 12253 3860 12265

$$

CAC097-121724-
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/GUEC1.2.ER.141212T0952Z.141212T2200Z.141213T1025Z.NO/
924 AM PST THU DEC 11 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD WARNING FOR
  THE RUSSIAN RIVER AT JOHNSONS BEACH NR GUERNEVILLE
* FROM LATE TONIGHT UNTIL SATURDAY AFTERNOON
* AT 08AM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS...13.4 FEET
* MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST
* FLOOD STAGE IS 32.0 FEET
* FORECAST TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY EARLY TOMORROW MORNING AND
  CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 37.6 FEET BY TOMORROW AFTERNOON.THE RIVER
  WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.
* AT 39.0 FEET...WEST OF DUNCAN MILLS HWY 116 IS CLOSED. IN HACIENDA
  RIVER ROAD FLOODS. IN RIO NIDO CANYON 7 ROAD AT THE MINITURE GOLF
  COURSE FLOODS. IN GUERNEVILLE THE TRIPLE R RESORT BEGINS TO FLOOD.
* AT 38.0 FEET...IN DUNCAN MILLS FREEZEOUT ROAD AT MOSCOW ROAD
  FLOODS. IN GUERNEVILLE PARK CAZADERO ROAD AT HWY 116 FLOODS.
* AT 37.0 FEET...IN FORESTVILLE MARABEL ROAD AT RIVER ROAD FLOODS. IN
  GUERNEVILLE RIVER ROAD EAST OF GUERNEVILLE FLOODS. MILL STREET AND
  5TH STREET FLOOD. IN MONTE RIO RIVER BLVD EAST OF MONTE RIO FLOODS.
* AT 36.0 FEET...IN FORESTVILLE MARABEL PARK RESORT AND MARABEL
  TRAILER PARK FLOOD. IN GUERNEVILLE FERN ROAD AT HWY 116 FLOODS.
* AT 35.0 FEET...MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST ALONG THE LOWER
  RUSSIAN RIVER. NUMEROUS BUSINESSES AND RESIDENCES IN THE LOWEST
  SECTIONS OF TOWNS WITHIN THE REACH ARE EXPECTED TO FLOOD. IN
  GUERNEVILLE BROOKSIDE RESORT BEGINS TO FLOOD. MORE EXTENSIVE
  FLOODING OCCURS AT PARKERS RESORT. IN NORTHWOOD LOWER REDWOOD DRIVE
  FLOODS.
* AT 34.0 FEET...IN GUERNEVILLE FLOODING BEGINS AT JOHNSONS RESORT,
  PARKERS RESORT, CREEKSIDE RESORT AND RIVERSIDE PARK. IN NORTHWOOD
  LOWER REDWOOD DRIVE BEGINS TO FLOOD.
* AT 33.0 FEET...IN GUERNEVILLE THE INTERSECTION OF HWY 116 AND DRAKE
  RD IS CLOSED. IN MONTE RIO WILLOW AND ALDER STREETS FLOOD. IN
  FORESTVILLE MARABEL TRAILER PARK BEGINS TO FLOOD.
* AT 32.5 FEET...IN GUERNEVILLE THE INTERSECTON OF HWY 116 AND NEELEY
  RD IS CLOSED. MAYS CANYON RD BY THE OLD RODEO GROUNDS IS CLOSED.
* AT 32.0 FEET...FLOOD STAGE. MINOR FLOODING. LOWER MILL STREET IN
  GUERNEVILLE AND OLD BOHEMIAN HIGHWAY IN MONTE RIO ARE EXPECTED TO
  FLOOD.
* AT 29.0 FEET...MONITOR STAGE.

&&

LAT...LON 3846 12314 3854 12300 3852 12287 3848 12284
      3847 12298 3841 12310

$$

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PEOPLE WITH INTERESTS ALONG THE RIVER SHOULD PREPARE FOR FLOOD
CONDITIONS AND BE READY TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND. FOLLOW EMERGENCY
OFFICIAL INSTRUCTIONS.

RIVER FLOODING CAN CAUSE ADDITIONAL HAZARDS LIKE BANK COLLAPSE AND
SHIFTING CHANNELS. AVOID AREAS ADJACENT TO A FLOODING RIVER SINCE THE
EARTH UNDERNEATH MAY BE ERODED. DO NOT LET CHILDREN PLAY NEAR
FLOODWATERS...ESPECIALLY AROUND CULVERTS AND STORM DRAINS.

DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOOD PRONE AREAS...LOW WATER CROSSINGS...OR GO
AROUND BARRICADES. THE ROAD AHEAD MAY BE UNDERMINED OR WASHED OUT AND
THE WATER DEPTH TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY.

FOR THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR TUNE TO
YOUR LOCAL TV OR RADIO STATION. INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE OBTAINED FROM
THE NWS WEBSITE AT WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/MTR

THE NEXT STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY 3:00 PM LOCAL TIME OR
SOONER AS CONDITIONS WARRANT.

&&



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