Flash Flood Warning extended to 4:00 pm -Sandbag station on Menlo to remain open

UPDATED Thursday December 11, 2014 2:00pm

The National Weather Service in the San Francisco Bay area has extended a Flash Flood Warning that include Napa County until 4:00p.m. and has issued an Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory in effect until 4:45pm. The Flash Flood Watch for the region will continue through tonight. The sandbag station on First Street at Freeway Drive is closed and the station on Menlo Avenue near Memorial Stadium remains open through tomorrow. Approximately 25,000 sandbags and 400 tons of sand have been distributed since Wednesday morning. 

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Heavy rains yet to come this morning, says Weather Service

Thursday December 11, 2014 7:40am

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Marin and Sonoma Counties until 10:15am, and indications are that the heavy rain in those areas is moving into Napa County. A Flash Flood Watch remains in through late Thursday night. A High Wind Warning is in effect through 10:00 p.m. tonight. Up to one inch of rain per hour is possible between now and 12noon. The Napa River is expected to rise to the monitor stage if the predicted amounts of rain occur. Milliken Reservoir and Lake Hennessy are not full and spilling at this time.

Rainfall amounts and stream and river levels can be viewed at https://napa.onerain.com

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Storm preparation tips

Wednesday December 10, 2014 2:30pm...

The winter storm headed for Napa and the North Bay is expected to bring heavy rain at time and high winds, with forecasters saying winds could gust up to 50mph at lower elevations and up to 80mph at higher elevations. Rainfall is expected to be heaviest between 4:00 a.m.and 7:00 a.m. Thursday morning. The potential for fallen trees and resulting power line damage is significant with this storm. Residents should consider risks in their location and prepare accordingly with these tips from the City of Napa, PG&E and the CHP:

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Weather outlook, sandbag information

UPDATED 4:15pm Wednesday December 10, 2014 

The Flash Flood Watch issued by the National Weather Service goes into effect at 9:00 p.m. this evening and continues through late Thursday night. A High Wind Warning is in effect from 10:00 p.m. tonight through 10:00 p.m. Thursday. The latest forecast indicates that the Napa area may experience the heaviest rainfall between 4:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Thursday, December 11, with up to one inch per hour possible. Total rainfall in the North Bay may reach 5 to 7 inches with up to 10 inches in the higher elevations. The Napa River is expected to rise to the monitor stage if the predicted amounts of rain occur. Milliken Reservoir and Lake Hennessy are not full and spilling at this time.

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An update from the Water Division

Tuesday December 9, 2014

For the last four days, the City of Napa Water Division has been serving customers from the local reservoir, Lake Hennessey, in order to avoid extremely high levels of taste and odor-causing algae currently present in the North Bay Aqueduct water supply. This water, which comes from the Sacramento Delta, was impacted by organic material washed into the water supply by recent heavy rains. While Napa customers are now receiving the highest quality of water available at this time, this water from Lake Hennessey does have a noticeable earthy or musty taste and odor this time of year. Water quality is monitored continuously at our treatment plants and within our distribution system, and all water is completely safe to use for all purposes and meets all State and Federal regulations for safe drinking water.