Weather Alerts for Santa Cruz

Issued by the National Weather Service

High Wind Warning  HIGH WIND WARNING   High Wind Warning
SANTA CRUZ

Areas Affected:
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 Mountains - Northern Monterey Bay - San Francisco - San Fransisco Peninsula Coast - Santa Cruz Mountains - Santa Lucia Mountains and Los Padres National Forest - Southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast
Effective: Sun, 2/19 8:10pm Updated: Mon, 2/20 2:39am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Tue, 2/21 3:00am Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL DEVELOP LATE SUNDAY AND
PERSIST THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...
...STRONGEST WINDS EXPECTED MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...
.A strong Pacific storm system will impact the San Francisco Bay
Area and Monterey Bay Area through Monday Night. Southerly winds
in advance of this system will increase on Sunday night,
especially along the coast and in the hills. Locally strong and
gusty winds will then continue through Monday night. Strongest
winds are anticipated Monday afternoon and evening as a frontal
boundary gradually moves south through the area. Winds will slowly
diminish late Monday night.
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM PST MONDAY...
...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM MONDAY TO 3 AM
PST TUESDAY...
* TIMING...Southeast winds increase tonight through Monday morning
and then increase further on Monday afternoon. Strongest
southerly winds expected Monday afternoon and Monday evening.
Winds diminish late Monday night.
* WINDS...Sustained southerly winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 45
mph Sunday night and Monday morning. Winds increasing to 25 to
40 mph Monday afternoon and evening with gusts to 60 mph. Winds
decrease late Monday night.
* IMPACTS...By Monday afternoon winds may be strong enough to
cause property damage. Strong and gusty winds will make driving
difficult, especially for drivers of high profile vehicles.
Saturated soils will also contribute to an increased risk of
downed trees and powerlines.

Information:
A Wind Advisory means that wind gusts of at least 45 mph are
expected. Winds this strong can make driving
difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra
caution. Winds this strong combined with saturated soils can
result in downed trees and power outages.
A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

Wind Advisory  WIND ADVISORY   Wind Advisory
SANTA CRUZ

Areas Affected:
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 Mountains - Northern Monterey Bay - San Francisco - San Fransisco Peninsula Coast - Santa Cruz Mountains - Santa Lucia Mountains and Los Padres National Forest - Southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast
Effective: Sun, 2/19 8:10pm Updated: Mon, 2/20 2:39am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Mon, 2/20 1:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL DEVELOP LATE SUNDAY AND
PERSIST THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...
...STRONGEST WINDS EXPECTED MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...
.A strong Pacific storm system will impact the San Francisco Bay
Area and Monterey Bay Area through Monday Night. Southerly winds
in advance of this system will increase on Sunday night,
especially along the coast and in the hills. Locally strong and
gusty winds will then continue through Monday night. Strongest
winds are anticipated Monday afternoon and evening as a frontal
boundary gradually moves south through the area. Winds will slowly
diminish late Monday night.
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM PST MONDAY...
...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM MONDAY TO 3 AM
PST TUESDAY...
* TIMING...Southeast winds increase tonight through Monday morning
and then increase further on Monday afternoon. Strongest
southerly winds expected Monday afternoon and Monday evening.
Winds diminish late Monday night.
* WINDS...Sustained southerly winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 45
mph Sunday night and Monday morning. Winds increasing to 25 to
40 mph Monday afternoon and evening with gusts to 60 mph. Winds
decrease late Monday night.
* IMPACTS...By Monday afternoon winds may be strong enough to
cause property damage. Strong and gusty winds will make driving
difficult, especially for drivers of high profile vehicles.
Saturated soils will also contribute to an increased risk of
downed trees and powerlines.

Information:
A Wind Advisory means that wind gusts of at least 45 mph are
expected. Winds this strong can make driving
difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra
caution. Winds this strong combined with saturated soils can
result in downed trees and power outages.
A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

Flood Watch  FLOOD WATCH   Flood Watch
SANTA CRUZ

Areas Affected:
North Bay Mountains - Northern Monterey Bay - San Fransisco Peninsula Coast - Santa Lucia Mountains and Los Padres National Forest - Southern Salinas Valley, Arroyo Seco and Lake San Antonio
Effective: Sun, 2/19 4:22pm Updated: Mon, 2/20 2:39am Urgency: Future
Expires: Tue, 2/21 3:00am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...INCREASED FLOOD RISK AS AN ATMOSPHERIC RIVER IMPACTS THE
REGION THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...
.A potent storm will bring another round of heavy rainfall to the
greater San Franciso Bay Area and Monterey Bay Area beginning late
Sunday and continuing through Monday Night. A prolonged period of
moderate to heavy rainfall on already saturated soils will
increase the threat for flash flooding...flooding of area
creeks...streams and rivers as well as flooding of low
lying...poorly drained areas across the region. The threat for
rock/mud slides and shallow landslides also exists as well as
increased likelihood for downed trees... power lines and damage to
or washed out roadways.
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT...
The Flood Watch continues 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 Park...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.
* Through late Monday night
* A prolonged period of moderate to heavy rainfall is anticipated
to fall on already saturated soils from late Sunday night
through Monday evening. This will result in sharp rises on area
rivers and streams and will likely result in flooding.
* Impacts include enhanced runoff and associated flooding in low
lying areas and waterways, rising water levels and flooding on
area streams, creeks and rivers. Other impacts include increased
risk of rock/mud slides in steep terrain, downed trees and power
lines, and damaged to or washed out roadways.

Information:
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Flood Watch  FLOOD WATCH   Flood Watch
SANTA CRUZ

Areas Affected:
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 - San Francisco Bay Shoreline - Santa Clara Valley Including San Jose - Santa Cruz Mountains - Southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast
Effective: Sun, 2/19 4:22pm Updated: Mon, 2/20 2:39am Urgency: Future
Expires: Mon, 2/20 1:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...INCREASED FLOOD RISK AS AN ATMOSPHERIC RIVER IMPACTS THE
REGION THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...
.A potent storm will bring another round of heavy rainfall to the
greater San Franciso Bay Area and Monterey Bay Area beginning late
Sunday and continuing through Monday Night. A prolonged period of
moderate to heavy rainfall on already saturated soils will
increase the threat for flash flooding...flooding of area
creeks...streams and rivers as well as flooding of low
lying...poorly drained areas across the region. The threat for
rock/mud slides and shallow landslides also exists as well as
increased likelihood for downed trees... power lines and damage to
or washed out roadways.
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT...
The Flood Watch continues 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 Park...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.
* Through late Monday night
* A prolonged period of moderate to heavy rainfall is anticipated
to fall on already saturated soils from late Sunday night
through Monday evening. This will result in sharp rises on area
rivers and streams and will likely result in flooding.
* Impacts include enhanced runoff and associated flooding in low
lying areas and waterways, rising water levels and flooding on
area streams, creeks and rivers. Other impacts include increased
risk of rock/mud slides in steep terrain, downed trees and power
lines, and damaged to or washed out roadways.

Information:
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.