Monthly Archives: March 2012

Now a wind advisory!

From the NWS:

Event: Wind Advisory
Alert:
…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 5 PM PDT
SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EUREKA HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 5 PM PDT
SATURDAY.

* WHAT…SOUTHERLY WINDS BETWEEN 20 AND 30 MPH WITH LOCAL GUSTS UP
TO 45 MPH. HIGHEST WINDS WILL BE ACROSS COASTAL AREAS OF DEL
NORTE COUNTY.

* WHEN…STRONGEST SATURDAY MORNING AS A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH
THE REGION. WINDS WILL DECREASE BY LATE MORNING ONLY TO INCREASE
ONCE AGAIN FOR THE AFTERNOON HOURS AS AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE
ADVANCES TOWARD THE COAST.

* WHERE…THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE FROM TRINIDAD HEAD NORTHWARD.

* IMPACTS…THESE WINDS MAY RESULT IN DOWNED BRANCHES AND POWER
LINES. WITH SOILS SATURATED FROM THE RECENT RAINS DOWNED TREES
MAY ALSO OCCUR.
Instructions: A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND GUSTS OF 45 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.
Target Area:
Redwood Coast

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Front page 3.28.12

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Flood Watch!

Raw from the NWS in Eureka:

Event: Flood Watch
Alert:
…HEAVY RAIN TO AFFECT NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA THU INTO SAT…

.A POTENT SYSTEM WILL BEGIN TO AFFECT NW CALIFORNIA LATE WED
NIGHT WITH HIGH SNOW LEVELS AND HEAVY RAIN. A STEADY STREAM OF
PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT THE REGION THROUGH SAT
MORNING BEFORE TURNING TO SHOWERS SAT AFTERNOON. THIS HEAVY RAIN
WILL CAUSE RIVERS TO RISE QUICKLY WITH SOME RIVERS ACROSS DEL
NORTE COUNTY APPROACHING FLOOD STAGE.

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EUREKA HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA…INCLUDING
THE FOLLOWING AREAS…NORTH COAST INTERIOR AND REDWOOD COAST.

* FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING

* A STEADY STREAM OF PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO BRING 3 TO 8
INCHES TO MOST AREAS. DEL NORTE COUNTY AND RAIN PRONE AREAS IN
HUMBOLDT COUNTY MAY EXPERIENCE VALUES OF 8 TO 12 INCHES WITH
ISOLATED TOTALS OF UP TO 16 INCHES.

* HEAVY RAIN WILL CAUSE RAPID RISES IN RIVERS…LOCAL AND SMALL
STREAM RISES…AND MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. PLAN YOUR ACTIVITIES
ACCORDINGLY.
Instructions: A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.
Target Area:
North Coast Interior
Redwood Coast

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Windy Advisory

From the NWS in Eureka:

Event: Wind Advisory
Alert:
…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 PM PDT
TUESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EUREKA HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 PM PDT
TUESDAY.

* WHAT…WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS LOCALLY TO 45 MPH AS A
DEEPENING LOW MOVES ACROSS NW CALIFORNIA. HIGHEST WINDS WILL BE
ACROSS COASTAL AREAS OF DEL NORTE COUNTY.

* WHEN…A PROLONGED WIND PERIOD IS EXPECTED FROM TONIGHT THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON. HIGHEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND SUNRISE
TUESDAY MORNING.

* WHERE…THE MAIN CORE OF THE WINDS WILL BE FROM TRINIDAD HEAD
NORTHWARD…WITH THE HIGHEST WINDS EXPECTED IN DEL NORTE COUNTY.
Instructions: A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.
Target Area:
Redwood Coast

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Front page 3.21.12

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Front page 3.14.12

I was out of town last week and unable to update the blog or website. I’m putting this up for archival purposes. – Jack

 

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McK may get riverfront park

From the March 14, 2012 edition:

 

By Jack Durham
Press Editor

McKinleyville may soon have a 33-acre riverfront park that could eventually include a boat ramp, kayak access and a pavilion where couples could get married on the banks of the Mad River.
The McKinleyville Community Services District Board of Directors is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. tonight, March 14, to discuss purchasing the undeveloped property, located at the junction of North Bank Road and Azalea Avenue.
The board will accept public comment at the meeting, then adjourn to closed session to discuss negotiations with property owner Granite Construction Co.
In an interview last week, MCSD Manager Norman Shopay said he couldn’t reveal how much the district would pay for the property. The price will be discussed in closed session and revealed after the negotiations with the property owner are completed.
The property, Shopay said, could be used by both the MCSD’s Parks & Recreation Department and Water Department.
The land would serve as a river-side park, with possibly a boat ramp, kayak access, an area to swim, a picnic area, trails and maybe even a pavilion for special events like weddings and family reunions.
The Water Department, Shopay said, could use the property for backup water wells. Those wells could serve McKinleyville in the event that the district’s water supply from the Humboldt Municipal Water District is cut off due to an earthquake or other emergency.
The MCSD meeting takes place at Azalea hall, 1620 Pickett Road, McKinleyville.

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