Posted by: Stan Russell | February 27, 2014

High Wind Watch & Predicted Rain through Saturday 3/1

Estimated storm-total rainfall from today through Saturday afternoon:

High Wind Watch
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
336 AM PST THU FEB 27 2014

STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTHEAST WINDS ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE
COASTLINE AND ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT.

ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM APPROACHING CALIFORNIA WILL PRODUCE STRONG
WINDS… ESPECIALLY ALONG THE COAST AND HIGHER TERRAIN.

COASTAL NORTH BAY…INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS-SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-
EAST BAY HILLS AND DIABLO RANGE-SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS-
SANTA LUCIA MOUNTAINS AND LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-
MOUNTAINS OF SAN BENITO AND INTERIOR MONTEREY COUNTY INCLUDING
PINNACLES NATIONAL PARK-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-
336 AM PST THU FEB 27 2014

HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT FOR THE COAST AND THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE SAN
FRANCISCO AND MONTEREY BAY AREAS…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA HAS
ISSUED A HIGH WIND WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING: FROM 1 AM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH 4 AM SATURDAY MORNING.

* WINDS: SOUTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 40 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 60 MPH.

* IMPACTS: STRONG WINDS CAN TOPPLE TREES AND POWER LINES. GUSTY
WINDS CAN ALSO MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS
HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH…OR GUSTS OF
58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

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