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Date: 10/22/21 13:36
Flash flood watches Far Northern California
Author: Graybeard1942

Right now, the Feather River Canyon (State Hwy 70) is closed to vehicle traffic because of hazardous condtions.  Debris is coming down the mountain slopes in the aftermath of the Dixie Fire.  I would suspect that UP and BNSF will both restrict rail traffic until conditions are stabilized. (I visited the canyon on the first day the highway reopened during the fire and was rewarded with smokey photographs and a tire destroyed in a sudden rock slide near Twain).

Heavier rain is expected this weekend throughout far northern California.

A flash flood watch is also in effect along U.S. Highway 97 in Siskiyou County.  This is the area of the recent Lava Fire   The UP Black Butte Sub will be affected and several drainages in that area have been known in the past to take out both rails and the highway.  A worse case scenario is all rail routes north close down until the series of storms is gone. 

Fires to Floods...the story of far northern California railroading. 



Date: 10/22/21 13:53
Re: Flash flood watches Far Northern California
Author: icancmp193

Highway 70 opened at 1:47 PM but I'm sure there is more to come for months to come!

TJY



Date: 10/22/21 14:14
Re: Flash flood watches Far Northern California
Author: Graybeard1942

Indeed....

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
109 PM PDT Fri Oct 22 2021

.Periods of heavy rain are expected Sunday morning through Monday
morning. This could bring potential ash and debris flows over recent
burn scar areas. Potential rainfall rates will be over a half inch
per hour. Snow levels will be high, decreasing late Sunday night to
around 6000 feet.

A Flood Watch has been issued for interior Northern California from
Saturday evening through Monday afternoon. Long duration moderate to
heavy rain may lead to urban and small stream flooding during this
time.


Flood Watch
National Weather Service Medford OR
1228 PM PDT Fri Oct 22 2021

CAZ083-231200-
/O.EXB.KMFR.FF.A.0002.211024T0900Z-211025T0600Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
North Central and Southeast Siskiyou County-
1228 PM PDT Fri Oct 22 2021

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING FOR THE WHITNEY CREK DRAINAGE...

 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/22/21 14:25 by Graybeard1942.



Date: 10/22/21 16:14
Re: Flash flood watches Far Northern California
Author: TCnR

Watching TV news or listening to the radio news every third topic was warnings of flash flood and debris flow, either Dixie Fire, or Caldor, or the Santa Cruz Mountains. Then watching TV news the Ski Resorts are talking about record snowfall expected this weekend.



Date: 10/22/21 16:26
Re: Flash flood watches Far Northern California
Author: skyview

Nothing to be surprised about, after virtually all wildland fires of any size, flash flooding follows, typically for several or more years.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/23/21 06:49 by skyview.



Date: 10/22/21 18:20
Re: Flash flood watches Far Northern California
Author: mapboy

Graybeard1942 Wrote:
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> Fires to Floods...the story of far northern
> California railroading. 

The ideal California home- fireproof, crushproof, on rollers and floats.

mapboy



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