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  • Thursday, January 24, 2008

     

    STORM WATCH: National Weather Service issues SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT for Orange County Burn Areas

    STORM WATCH:
    National Weather Service issues SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT for Orange County Burn Areas


    The weekend storms expected in Southern California have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT for Orange County (see partial text below).

    The Orange County Emergency Operations Center issued a warning that voluntary or mandatory evacuations could be issued with rain of “4-6 inches on south and southwest facing mountain slopes” possibly causing flash flooding in burn areas. Persons with “special needs” (disabled, special medical issues etc.) are urged to evacuate ahead of the weekend storm events.

    The Orange County Animal Control Services in Orange is accepting 30 dogs and 20 cats from the canyon burn areas (call 714-935-6848). The OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa is accepting large animals from the canyon burn areas with a prior confirmation (please bring all supplies). Please call 714-708-1588 to confirm large animal relocations.

    Presently the OC Emergency Center is not open and any question should be directed to the O.C. Sherriff Departments dispatcher at 714-647-7000.

    The following is part of the National Weather Service Special Weather Statement:

    THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE CLOSER TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SATURDAY AND DRAW IN TROPICAL MOISTURE WHICH CURRENTLY COVERS A LARGE AREA ABOUT 1000 MILES SOUTH OF SAN DIEGO. THIS WILL BRING PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. TWO INCHES OF RAIN COULD FALL AT THE COAST...AND HIGHER AMOUNTS...FOUR TO SIX INCHES...COULD FALL ON SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST FACING MOUNTAIN SLOPES.
    THIS WILL BRING A THREAT OF FLASH FLOODING AND DEBRIS
    FLOWS...ESPECIALLY IN AND NEAR THE RECENT BURN AREAS. THE SNOW LEVEL WILL BE MUCH HIGHER THIS WEEKEND...POSSIBLY 7000 FEET...SO HEAVY RAINS COULD COMBINE WITH MELTING SNOW FROM THE SNOWFALL OF THIS WEEK TO PRODUCE FLOODING. ABOVE 7000 FEET...VERY HEAVY SNOWFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE...POSSIBLY TWO OR MORE FEET. BY LATE SUNDAY...RAINFALL RATES WILL LOWER...BUT SHOWERS COULD CONTINUE AT TIMES INTO MONDAY.

    PEOPLE WITH OUTDOOR INTERESTS OR IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD PREPARE FOR THE EXPECTED HEAVY RAIN THIS WEEKEND.

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