Another atmospheric river arrives, bringing with it many watches and warnings across the North Coast area.
A high wind warning tonight from the national weather service shows wind gusts up to 59 miles per hour possible overnight.
For some context, tropical storms are anything with sustained winds over 39 miles per hour all the way up to 73 miles per hour. anything above that is hurricane level. and while we aren’t anywhere near hurricane territory, those massive gusts across the area tonight are well within tropical storm speed. There is also a winter storm warning in effect from 1 pm Wednesday to noon Thursday above 4000 feet…with heavy snow expected above 4000 feet. Total snow accumulations of 12 to 24 inches. Winds gusting as high as 60 mph. Snow is possible down to 3,000 feet with up to 3 inches of snow possible.in northern Trinity County
The national weather service says travel could be very difficult to impossible, and these hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
A strong atmospheric river is expected to bring heavy rain Tuesday evening through early Thursday morning bringing six to ten inches of rainfall across the area, watching the Navarro river and Russian river in Mendocino, along with creeks and streams across the North Coast area.