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Winter Storm Watch Through End Of January

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Winter storms are coming! A series of storm systems will impact the region through the next several days. The first two systems will bring generally beneficial light to locally moderate rainfall. Roadways will be extra slick after the recent dry stretch. In addition, cooler air accompanying these systems will bring some cold overnight lows (especially Monday night) and lowering snow levels. Light snow accumulations are possible at higher elevations.

A third stronger system arrives mid week next week and will cause an array of hazards. Heavy rainfall accumulation and periods of potentially intense rain rates will likely result in an increased risk of mudslides over steep terrain, debris flow over wildfire burn scars, as well as localized ponding of water in low lying or poorly drained areas, such as freeway ramps.

In addition, gusty winds will accompany the arrival of this storm system which may topple trees or power lines. Here are some primary storm related items to be aware of and quick solutions:

-Debris flow concerns for wildfire burn scars, particularly the CZU and Monterey burn scars. Now is the time to review your to-go bag, evacuation map and stay informed with emergency alerts.

-Localized flooding in low lying areas. Residents are urged to initiaiate their winter preparedness measure early in the season by seeking sand and sandbags should you need them. San and bags can be purchased at local hardware stores. Also, we advise to move vehicles to higher ground and never drive through flooded streets.

-Possible downed trees and power lines from the gusty winds. Report downed powerlines by calling 9-1-1 and PGE at 1-800-743-5002. Stay away from the downed powerlines and assume they are energized and dangerous. Do not touch or try to move it. Keep everyone away.

-Slick roads and other roadway hazards. Please drive with caution and slow down.

Learn more about winter storm resources by visiting: https://bit.ly/3qMX5fM

Winter Storm Update - January 25, 2021
Smoke and Traffic Advisory - 1/21/21

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