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We are about to get blasted by what is left of Super Typhoon Melor!!!

post #1 of 9
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Wind Advisory in effect from 5 am to 11 PM PDT Tuesday...

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Wind
Advisory for all of interior northern California... which is in
effect from 5 am to 11 PM PDT Tuesday.

A strong low pressure system will develop over the eastern Pacific
today and move into northern California on Tuesday. Winds will
increase across the region late tonight and early Tuesday as the
system approaches. Southerly winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts of
40 to 60 mph will be possible in the Central Valley Tuesday while
in the foothills and mountains gusts of 65 mph or higher will be
possible. Winds are expected to decrease later Tuesday evening.

Heavy rain and strong wind expected late tonight into
Wednesday...

Moisture from the remnants of Super Typhoon Melor continues to
move across the northern Pacific Ocean and is forecast to reach
the West Coast by this evening. This moisture will combine with a
powerful jet stream to develop a strong storm that will move
through the area. This storm has the potential to produce a
significant amount of precipitation and strong winds for interior
northern California.

Precipitation may begin in the coastal range as early as
this afternoon and will spread inland across the interior of
northern California tonight and Tuesday. Periods of heavy
precipitation are possible late tonight through Tuesday night
with more showery weather likely Wednesday. Total precipitation
amounts in the Central Valley are expected to be up to one to two
inches with 3 to 7 inches possible in the foothills and mountains.
Slippery Road conditions likely from heavy rain... along with
possible minor flooding of small streams and ponding of water on
roads. Debris flows are possible near wildfire burn scars.
post #2 of 9
At least it's just the reminants and not the full blown storm (where else did it hit, BTW? Or did it stay mainly out in the middle of nowhere?)

More important this is to secure anything outside. 60-65 mph winds can still move a lot of stuff! Secure any grills or patio furniture you may have (concrete blocks is great for this!) or move it inside. We had a minor wind storm last week (40mph gusts) and the dogs kiddie wading pool that WAS in the yard is now half way down the mountain in the woods.

It sounds like it may be rain more than wind you have to worry about. Do you live in an area that is prone to landslides? Gather up some towels/old blankets in case you do need to mop up any water that may get in. Of course, canned food, bread, all that good stuff. Have a cooler filled with ice and lots of candles/flashlights in case the power does go out. A battery operated radio so you can keep in touch, cell phone powered up, etc.

Most is common sense which I know you have. I've been through a regular typhoon (cat 3) and a super-typhoon (cat 4-5) in Guam and while it's an awesome show of the power of mother nature, it's still scary. Sounds like your going to be getting what we called a "banana storm", which is Mother Nature in a bad mood, but not really PO'ed. Better safe than sorry though!
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the advice.
I have been through alot of major storms before.
This came from the Phillipines and Japan.
We have storms in Jan/Feb will call the PineApple Express.
They are all tropical storms.
I dont trust our 100 foot palm trees.
The cell is charged and I have can foods in case the power goes out and lots of candles.
post #4 of 9
Be safe! We will be thinking of you and awaiting word that you are okay!
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thaks
It is terrible right now.
There is damage that I can see already.
You see the red on the radar.
That is my area.
http://weather.modbee.com/radar/stat...UX19&type=loop

Statement as of 8:45 am PDT on October 13, 2009

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued an

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
the Sacramento Valley and northern San Joaquin Valley...
includes the cities of Redding... Red Bluff... Chico...
Oroville... Yuba City... Colusa... Sacramento... Stockton...
Modesto...

* until 830 PM PDT Tuesday

* periods of moderate to heavy rain are occurring this morning and is
expected to continue through most of the day. Most of the valley
has already seen up to .60 inches of rain through 830 am... with
the possibility of another 1 to 4 inches of rain possible.

* Falling leaves from trees combined with excessive rainfall could
clog storm drains... causing areas of localized urban flooding.

Statement as of 4:09 am PDT on October 13, 2009

... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 11 PM PDT this evening
for northern interior California...

A strong low pressure system is moving into interior northern
California today. Winds are increasing across the region with southerly
sustained winds of 20 to 35 mph expected and locally up to 40 mph
will be possible today. Wind gusts up to 45 to 55 mph will be
possible in the Central Valley and locally up to around 60 mph in
the mountains and foothills... especially over higher mountain terrain.
Winds are expected to decrease by late evening tonight.

Statement as of 4:34 am PDT on October 13, 2009

... Heavy rain and strong wind expected today into
Wednesday...

An unseasonably strong storm system is moving onshore today
spreading preciptation and strong winds into the area. Periods of
moderate to heavy precipitation are possible through tonight with a
decrease in intensity through the day Wednesday. Total precipitation
amounts in the Central Valley are expected to be around one to four
inches with 3 to 7 inches possible in the foothills and mountains.
Slippery Road conditions likely from heavy rain... along with
possible minor flooding of small streams and ponding of water on
roads. Debris flows are possible near wildfire burn scars.

Snow levels may briefly lower to around 7000 ft this morning
which could affect travel for Carson Pass on Highway 88... Ebbetts
Pass on Highway 4... and Sonora pass on Highway 108. Snow levels
expected to rise to around 9500 feet by tonight due to the
tropical moisture with this storm. A foot or more of snow is
possible above 9000 feet.

Strong winds will accompany this storm. Winds in portions of the
Central Valley should reach sustained speeds in the 25 to 35 mph
range with locally higher gusts up to 55 mph. Winds in the
foothills and mountains could be stronger with gusts to 65 mph or
more. Winds of these speeds may cause property damage and down
trees and branches.
post #6 of 9
I live closer to the water than Jacky does but it's been raining non-stop here since 3-4am. Once I drove into Oakland for work, the wind was atrocious. Of course, this is the day I can't find my umbrella (that would have been trashed anyway because of the winds) and while walking to my office building, the back of my pants and front near the ankles were drenched due to the rain and wind.
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
I used to live in the Bay Area.
The bridges must be crazy today.
post #8 of 9
Statement as of 8:45 am PDT on October 13, 2009

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued an

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
the Sacramento Valley and northern San Joaquin Valley...
includes the cities of Redding... Red Bluff... Chico...
Oroville... Yuba City... Colusa... Sacramento... Stockton...
Modesto...

I'm up near the Redding area, I can vouch for the floods. Mostly the smaller streams going over thier banks. LOTS of wind and the rain is just beginning to let up.
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
We still have the heavy rain and wind.
They said it will clear north to south.
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