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Rain Rain go away, Flash flooding, not ok.

Postby JM21760 » Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:27 pm

FLASH FLOOD WARNING

NVC001-019-027-029-031-510-220530-

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
629 PM PST WED DEC 21 2005

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR..
EXTREME NORTHWESTERN CHURCHILL COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL NEVADA
EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN PERSHING COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL NEVADA
NORTHERN CARSON CITY IN WESTERN NEVADA
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF CARSON CITY
NORTHWESTERN LYON COUNTY IN WESTERN NEVADA
STOREY COUNTY IN WESTERN NEVADA
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF VIRGINIA CITY
SOUTHERN WASHOE COUNTY IN WESTERN NEVADA
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...RENO...INCLINE VILLAGE

* UNTIL 930 PM PST

* AT 627 PM PST...VERY HEAVY RAIN HAD BEEN FALLING OVER A LARGE AREA
OF WESTERN NEVADA FROM CARSON CITY TO PYRAMID LAKE. SOME AREAS HAVE
SEEN AS MUCH AS ONE INCH OF RAIN SINCE 530 PM PST.

SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS WILL RISE RAPIDLY IN WESTERN NEVADA OVER
THE NEXT THREE HOURS. BECAUSE THE GROUND IS SATURATED THERE IS AN
INCREASED RISK OF MUD AND ROCK SLIDES IN STEEP TERRAIN AS WELL.

STAY AWAY FROM ASH...VICEE AND KINGS CANYONS AS THESE AREAS ARE MOST
PRONE TO FLASH FLOODING. DUE TO THE DESTRUCTIVE NATURE OF THE
WATERFALL FIRE...FLASH FLOODING MAY BRING A RIVER OF
MUD...ASH...BOULDERS AND BURNED TREES DOWN THE CANYONS AND INTO
WESTERN CARSON CITY. IF YOU ARE IN A LOW LYING AREA OF WESTERN
CARSON CITY...SEEK HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY.

LAT...LON 4002 11996 3912 11998 3912 11931 4003 11898

$$
FISCHER


NWS Reno, minor flooding in my driveway. Watching the garage door closely!



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Postby ERIC » Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:45 pm

You wouldn't happen to be a NIN fan, would you? :unibrow:
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Postby madeintahoe » Wed Dec 21, 2005 10:02 pm

I saw that come across the TV about 30 minutes ago...on the flash flooding down there..hope all is okay. It is pouring down rain here in Meyers at the 6300 feet elevation...it was very warm this morning and all day. Very different 1st day of winter solstice for sure at Lake Tahoe this year.
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Postby JM21760 » Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:12 pm

MadeinTahoe, OK here, but not sure if downtown escaped. I would think they did though. Heavy rain let up a while ago. Are you in Christmas Valley? NIN? No, more like Zappa, Tchaikovsky, and Rob Zombie. And Beethoven's fifth, ala Clockwork Orange. Yes, a warm winter day.
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Postby dave54 » Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:34 pm

I made it home, but I think some salmon were spawning up the traffic lane next to me on the highway. :lol:

I just keep telling myself what a good wet winter brings the following summer -- lots of good paddling, creeks that flow all season, meadows that stay green... :)
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Postby Snow Nymph » Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:38 pm

eric,
SnowDude is a NIN fan . . . he saw them 3 times this year!
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free . . . . Jim Morrison


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Postby ERIC » Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:40 pm

:) Me too. I only asked because the title of the post reminded me of the lyrics to one of their songs. JM21760: don't worry, I like all the stuff you listed too... :D
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Postby quentinc » Fri Dec 23, 2005 9:01 pm

Come again another day....

Trent is my hero.
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Postby JM21760 » Thu Dec 29, 2005 7:30 pm

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Postby JM21760 » Fri Dec 30, 2005 5:13 pm

It's really not stopping!
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/rev/

We've had an inch of rain since this morning, the heavy stuff is forecast for tonight and tomorrow. Too dang warm! The wind is just driving the rain sideways. It's looking like the Northern Sierra will open early next summer, (9000' and below) and the Southern Sierra, (10,000' and above) will have a ton of dense snowpack. I have standing water in my back yard, unusual for the desert. After our 2 feet of snow, and all this rain, I'm guessing Carson City is over 100% for the water year already, that being about 11". At 4:30 PM, it's 48F here at 4750', heavy rain. :\
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Postby JM21760 » Fri Dec 30, 2005 5:43 pm

035-049-051-057-061-063-091-NVC005-019-029-031-510-311330-

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
227 PM PST FRI DEC 30 2005

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED AN URBAN AND SMALL
STREAM FLOOD WARNING EFFECTIVE UNTIL 230 PM PST SATURDAY AFTERNOON
FOR PEOPLE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MONO...EASTERN NEVADA...EASTERN PLACER...NORTHEASTERN EL DORADO
AND EASTERN ALPINE

IN WESTERN NEVADA
STOREY...EXTREME WEST CENTRAL LYON...SOUTHERN WASHOE...DOUGLAS
AND CARSON CITY

IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
EXTREME EASTERN MODOC...LASSEN...EASTERN PLUMAS AND EASTERN
SIERRA

AT 224 PM PST WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED VERY HEAVY
RAIN OVER THE REGION.

HEAVY RAINFALL IN EASTERN CALIFORNIA AND WESTERN NEVADA IS
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE OVERNIGHT AND INTO SATURDAY AFTERNOON. TOTAL
RAINFALL BY SATURDAY EVENING IS EXPECTED TO TOTAL AS MUCH AS 6 TO
8 INCHES IN THE SIERRA WITH UP TO 2 TO 4 INCHES OF RAIN IN THE
FOOTHILLS OF THE SIERRA ALONG THE HIGHWAY 395 CORRIDOR. DUE TO THE
HEAVY RAIN...EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM THIS STORM WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF
SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...COUNTRY ROADS...NORMALLY DRY WASHES AND
ARROYOS...AS WELL AS FARMLAND ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS.
FLASH FLOODING...ROCK SLIDES AND MUDSLIDES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE
ESPECIALLY IN LOCATIONS SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLOODING LIKE BURN AREAS AND
STEEP TERRAIN.

THE SUSAN RIVER IS EXPECTED TO CAUSE MAJOR FLOODING AND THE TRUCKEE
RIVER NEAR VISTA IS EXPECTED TO HAVE MINOR FLOODING AND ARE
DESCRIBED IN GREATER DETAIL IN SEPARATE FLOOD STATEMENTS. SNOW
LEVELS WILL DROP RAPIDLY TOMORROW AFTERNOON AND EVENING WHICH WILL
ALLOW SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AS WELL AS RIVERS TO RECEDE. PEOPLE
LIVING NEAR SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS SHOULD MOVE VALUABLES TO HIGHER
GROUND IMMEDIATELY.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. VEHICLES CAUGHT IN RISING WATER SHOULD BE ABANDONED QUICKLY.
MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.
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Postby SSSdave » Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:10 pm

Looked at some of the stats this New Years Eve morning with the big storm on top of us now in the SF Bay Area. Most 24 hour rain total has been up in the Yuba drainage at Gold Lake with 12 plus inches so far. Down here in San Jose we've got less than an inch from the last few days. Only this morning was anything to talk about. Alpine Meadows has beaten out Squaw Valley though. Alpine got 7 inches plus and Squaw just 6 inches. But that ain't snow haha. The best web cam in the Sierra has got to be the one at Kirkwood because it has high bandwidth live streaming video. This morning during the storm the lens was dripping rain drops like looking out a car windshield.


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