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California, Southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast

Flash Flood Watch, High Surf Warning

Statement as of 1:27 PM PST on January 20, 2017

Expires 7:00 PM EST on January 21, 2017


... Flash Flood Watch in effect from late Saturday night through
Sunday afternoon...

The National Weather Service in San Francisco has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of western California...
including the following areas... coastal North Bay including
Point Reyes National Seashore... East Bay hills and the Diablo
Range... East Bay interior valleys... mountains of San Benito
County and interior Monterey County including Pinnacles
National Monument... North Bay interior valleys... North Bay
mountains... northern Monterey Bay... northern Salinas
valley/Hollister Valley and Carmel Valley... San Francisco...
San Francisco Bay shoreline... San Francisco peninsula coast...
Santa Clara Valley including San Jose... Santa Cruz Mountains...
   Santa Lucia mountains and Los Padres National Forest...
southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur coast and southern Salinas
valley/Arroyo Seco and Lake San Antonio.

* From late Saturday night through Sunday afternoon

* periods of heavy rain on saturated soils will impact the region
from late Saturday night through Sunday afternoon. Additional
rainfall amounts from 0.75 to 1.5 inches are possible at lower
elevations with 2 to 4 inches across higher terrain.

* The primary impacts will be localized ponding of water on low
lying roadways with poor drainage... rapid rises on streams and
creeks with some likely exceeding bankfull... some river
flooding... and potential rock and mud slides. Recent burn
scars will also be susceptible to debris flows during periods
of intense rainfall.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.




437 am PST Fri Jan 20 2017

... High surf warning remains in effect from noon today to 4 PM
PST Saturday...

* waves and surf... west swell increasing to 16 to 20 feet Friday
afternoon and as high as 24 to 28 feet Friday night and
Saturday. Swell period 14 to 15 seconds.

* Timing... Friday afternoon through Saturday

* impacts... large breaking waves... strong rip currents... and
sneaker waves.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf warning indicates that dangerous... battering wave
will pound the shoreline. This will result in very dangerous
swimming conditions... and deadly rip currents.




High Wind Watch

Statement as of 12:51 PM PST on January 20, 2017

Expires 1:00 PM EST on January 22, 2017


... High wind watch in effect from Saturday evening through Sunday
morning...

The National Weather Service in San Francisco has issued a high
wind watch... which is in effect from Saturday evening through
Sunday morning.

* Timing... 11 PM Saturday evening until 10 am Sunday.

* Winds... sustained southerly winds from 40 to 50 mph with higher
gusts possible... .strongest near the coast and in the higher
terrain.

* Impacts... downed trees... limbs and powerlines will be
possible. Driving of high profile vehicles will be impacted as
well.


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.




Small Craft Advisory, Gale Warning

Statement as of 2:33 PM PST on January 20, 2017

Expires 3:00 PM EST on January 22, 2017


... Small Craft Advisory now in effect until 9 am PST Saturday...
... Gale Warning in effect from 9 PM Saturday to noon PST Sunday...

The National Weather Service in San Francisco has issued a Gale
Warning... which is in effect from 9 PM Saturday to noon PST
Sunday. The gale watch is no longer in effect.

* Winds: westerly winds 15 to 25 kt through Saturday morning.
Winds will ease Saturday afternoon before quickly strengthening
late Saturday afternoon/evening to 25 to 35 kt with gust to 55
kt possible.

* Seas: combined seas 20 to 24 ft dominant period 18 seconds...
decreasing to 16 to 22 ft dominant period 17 seconds after
midnight tonight.

* See the coastal waters forecast (cwfmtr) or our marine Page at
http://weather.Gov/sanfrancisco/marine.Php for more details.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Gale Warning means winds of 34 to 47 knots are imminent or
occuring. Operating a vessel in gale conditions requires
experience and properly equipped vessels. It is highly
recommended that mariners without the proper experience seek safe
Harbor prior to the onset of gale conditions.

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots
are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft.
Inexperienced mariners... especially those operating smaller
vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions.







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Colorado - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Florida - Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement , Dense Fog Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report
Georgia - Special Statement , Record Report
Hawaii - High Surf Advisory , High Wind Watch , Special Statement
Idaho - Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Air Quality Alert
Illinois - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Flood Watch , Dense Fog Advisory
Indiana - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Kansas - Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Kentucky - Flood Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Tornado Warning , Tornado Watch , Flood Warning , Special Statement , Record Report
Massachusetts - Special Statement
Michigan - Flood Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Minnesota - Winter Weather Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Missouri - Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Nebraska - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Nevada - Areal Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Watch, Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
New Mexico - High Wind Warning , Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
New York - Special Statement
North Carolina - Special Statement , Record Report
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Pennsylvania - Dense Fog Advisory
South Carolina - Special Statement , Record Report
South Dakota - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Tennessee - Record Report
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Utah - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory, Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Virginia - Special Statement , Record Report
Washington - High Surf Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory
Wisconsin - Flood Warning , Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Wyoming - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
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