Monday, 8 January 2018

Fash flooding and mud and debri flows with LA storm

Flash Flood Watch in the Los Angeles area

Static California Monday

https://www.google.org/publicalerts/alert?aid=2ae7e748fb21ba16&hl=en&gl=NZ&source=wweather

Alert area: Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Mountains excluding the Santa Monica Range; Los Angeles County San Fernando Valley; Los Angeles County San Gabriel Valley; Santa Clarita Valley; Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area



...FLASH FLOODING AND MUD AND DEBRIS FLOWS POSSIBLE FOR RECENT BURN AREAS OF SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...


.A strong cold front will interact with a deep plume of
subtropical moisture bringing a period of moderate to heavy
rainfall to the region beginning Monday afternoon through Tuesday
morning. Behind the front, scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms will continue through Tuesday evening. Rainfall
rates in excess of one half to an inch per hour are possible
during the peak of the storm. This storm has the potential to
create mud and debris flows in and around the recent burn areas.


...FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE RECENT BURN AREAS IN EFFECT FROM 10PM PST MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a


* Flash Flood Watch for the recent burn areas in Los Angeles
County...including the Creek, La Tuna, Skirball, Rye and Fish burn
areas.


* From 10 pm pst Monday afternoon through 10 pm pst Tuesday
evening


* There is a strong potential for flash flooding and mud and
debris flow in and around these burn areas.

Recommended actions

  • Flash flooding and debris flows will be a particular threat in and below the recently burned areas.
  • A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
  • Southern California residents, in or below the recently burned areas are urged to take the steps necessary to protect their property. Persons in the watch area should remain alert and follow directions of emergency preparedness officials.
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