Another winter storm slams Humboldt County

This weekend saw lots of rain and wind due to another winter storm. With a one to two inches of rain—three to four for higher elevations—and gusts up to 50 miles per hour, citizens were on alert for power outages and flooding.

Jim Richards, a Ferndale resident, said that temperatures in the mid-50s were typical for the area.

“It’s average for Humboldt,” Richards said. “You know, we average about 55 degrees around the year. Goes up a little, goes down a little, not much.”

John Berquist, an employee at the family-owned Jonny’s in Eureka, said that even though the rain is coming down, work still needs to be done.

“It’s cold, rainy. Sucks, but whatever,” Berquist said. “I’m out in the rain because the job has to get done either way. Rain, sleet, snow or hail it’s got to get done.”

National Weather Service Meteorologist Ryan Aylward said that even though this storm was nowhere close to the worst seen in Humboldt County, it still required people to stay vigilant.

“Nothing stronger than what we had just about a few weeks ago and then another storm before that,” Aylward said. “People should just be prepared, just like what we have been throughout the winter. Be prepared for the power outages that could happen. If you don’t have to travel during the wind, just please don’t. Delay travel if you can. And the same goes with the rain. I mean, if you don’t need to be driving in it, it’s better not to.”

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