Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Flash Flood Watch Issued for Mendocino Complex Burn Scar

Posted By on Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 2:08 PM

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The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch, in effect until 7 p.m., for areas impacted by the Mendocino Complex fire.

According to the NWS, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms could produce “intense rainfall that may cause debris flows and flash flooding in these areas."

In Mendocino County, Cold Creek along State Route 20 is most at risk. For a detail hazard map, visit here. The Mendocino Complex, the largest wildfire in California history with more than 400,000 acres burned, was contained last month.

Read the National Weather Service in Sacramento watch announcement below:
...Flash Flood Watch for Mendocino Complex and Donnell Burn Scars until 7 PM PDT This Evening...

Flash flooding will be possible this afternoon and evening in the
Mendocino Complex Fire and Donnell Fire burn scar areas. Scattered showers and thunderstorms may produce intense rainfall that may cause debris flows and flash flooding in these areas.


The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a:
* Flash Flood Watch for the Mendocino Complex burn scar
* Until 7 PM PDT this evening
* Mendocino Complex burn scar
* Flash flooding and debris are most likely in these areas: Barrlett
Creek, Soap Creek, North Fork Cache Creek, and Scott Creek
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