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Posted on: February 12, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Storm Update for Napa this Week

filling sandbags at a sandbag station

The National Weather Service is predicting another storm to hit Napa this week. Police, Fire, Public Works, and Parks are all staffed up to monitor the storm through Thursday. Crews will be ready to respond to emergencies related to the expected wind and rain. Napa can expect heavy rains, which leads to rapidly rising river levels, and ponding and flooding in roadways. We encourage you to exercise caution when driving.

As with all storms, we encourage to you be prepared in the event of a power outage or other event due to weather. Check out to find out how to be as prepared as possible!

Flood Watch:

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch starting tonight (Tuesday, Feb. 12) at 10PM through Thursday (Feb. 14)  at 10AM. A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation and the NWS advises us all to monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.


The City's sandbag operation will open at Memorial Stadium, 1340 Menlo Avenue, today (Tuesday) at noon and will remain open until 3PM on Thursday, February 14. Shovels and bags are provided, but the public is encouraged to bring gloves. Here is a link to our Sandbag page.

High Wind Warning: 

Additionally, a Wind Advisory has been issued starting tonight (Tuesday, Feb. 12) at 10PM through Thursday (Feb. 14) at 10AM. A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

McKinstry Street & Flood Gate Closure:

The current forecast shows the Napa River reaching a level of 24.3 feet by Thursday afternoon. This will trigger a closure of the Oxbow Commons flood gates. The City will work with the Flood District to close McKinstry Street for parking starting at 1PM Wednesday, with plans to close the Oxbow Bypass flood gates at 5PM on Wednesday. "No Parking" signs will be posted this afternoon (Tuesday). In addition to monitoring river levels, the Flood District will also monitor flow and debris throughout Napa, and have crews and equipment staged to respond to manage debris, if needed.

Boat Dock & City Parks:

The Main Street Boat Dock will be closed starting today (Tuesday) and will remain closed until the City can deem the dock safe (most likely Friday). 

Additionally, Parks staff are staging barricades in other parks and trails where we often experience flooding or a potential for downed trees. Many parks and trails will be monitored throughout the storm and will be closed if the need arises. We will keep you updated here as the weather system progresses.


Alerta de inundación:

El Servicio Nacional de Meteorología ha emitido una alerta de inundación repentina empezando hoy por la noche (martes 12 de febrero) hasta el jueves (14 de febrero) a las 10:00 a.m. Una alerta de inundación repentina significa que pueden desarrollarse condiciones que causan inundaciones repentinas. Las inundaciones repentinas son situaciones muy peligrosas y el Servicio Nacional de Meteorología nos recomienda a todos observar los últimos pronósticos del tiempo y estar preparados para tomar medidas en caso de que se publicaran advertencias de inundaciones repentinas.

Información de sacos de arena:

La operación de sacos de arena de la ciudad se abrirá en el Memorial Stadium, 1340 Menlo Avenue, hoy (martes) al mediodía y permanecerá abierta hasta el jueves (14 de febrero) a las 3:00 p.m. Se proporcionan palas y bolsas, pero se le invita al público a traer guantes. A continuación hay un enlace a nuestra página con información de sacos de arena:

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