Monday, November 25, 2019

Snow, Hail, Strong Winds and High Tides Forecast to Hit this Week, May Close Centerville Road

Posted By on Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 10:14 AM

click to enlarge Centerville Road overrun by surf last winter. - COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT
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  • Centerville Road overrun by surf last winter.
With the arrival of some of the year’s highest tides, Centerville Road at Centerville Beach may be shut down Tuesday to mid-day Wednesday, according to county.

Tides ranging from 7.9 feet to more than 8 feet began hitting the coastline Sunday and will continue through Thanksgiving, which — combined with elevated surf and southerly winds — could result in “some minor coast flooding,” according to the National Weather Service.

A winter storm is also slated to hit this week, with “very strong winds” forecasted to hit the region Tuesday afternoon and evening. That system is expected to bring rain and mountain snow Tuesday, and the possibility of hail showers, most likely on Wednesday morning, the NWS forecasts.

Posts from the National Weather Service in Eureka:
A strong area of low pressure is expected to bring very strong winds to northwest California Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night. Initially these winds will be southerly, but the will quickly become westerly and then northwest as the low moves inland. The exact track of the low is not yet certain and a small change in the track could lead to a stronger or weaker winds than currently forecast.

A strong storm system is expected to bring rain and mountain snow starting Tuesday afternoon. The heaviest precipitation will be Tuesday afternoon and evening. Showers will continue through Wednesday, although they will be much lighter and will taper off in the evening. Confidence is not particularly high with this forecast so continue to monitor the forecast as it gets closer. If you are driving, be prepared and carry chains. Changes travel plans if possible to avoid the snow when driving. For details on your location visit www.weather.gov/eka and search for your location.

There is a threat of hail Tuesday night and Wednesday with widespread showers over Northwest California. The best chances for hail showers will be early Wednesday morning. Small hail can quickly accumulate on the road resulting in very slick conditions. If you find yourself driving on a hail covered road, remember to slow down by easing off the gas pedal. Do NOT slam on the brakes and try to avoid overcorrecting as you could lose control of your vehicle.
Memo from the Humboldt County Public Works Roads Dispatcher:
Centerville Road at Centerville Beach could possibly close due to high surf between Tuesday, November 26th mid-day through Wednesday morning, November 27th.

For more information and road closure updates, visit the Humboldt County Public Works Roads website.

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