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Flash Flood Watch Extended in Napa County

The National Weather Service has extended the Flash Flood Watch that includes Napa and the North Bay through Monday morning, Dec. 3. Sandbagging operations continue at the Napa Premium Outlets: Bring gloves and shovel to make your bags.

Click here to find real-time water level data for Napa River and local creeks.

A message from the City of Napa, sent at 9:15 a.m. Nov. 30, 2012:

The National Weather Service has extended the Flash Flood Watch that includes Napa and the North Bay through Monday, December 3. The second of three storms is expected to pass through the area Friday morning, with the third storm expected to arrive Saturday night and continue into Sunday.

The City's self-service sandbag operations will continue through the weekend in the parking lot north of the Napa Premium Outlets on Freeway Drive near First Street. (The sandbag pickup day scheduled for Saturday at the Corp Yard is cancelled and residents can come to the First Street location instead.)

Those wanting sandbags should bring a shovel and gloves and be prepared to fill and transport their own bags. About 5,000 sandbags and 100 tons of sand were taken away by residents on Thursday.

While area creeks, the Napa River and reservoirs have remained below flood stage, the storm expected Sunday carries the potential for several inches of rain. Residents in low-lying or flood-prone areas near creeks and streams are advised to remain watchful. To track rainfall amounts and river and creek levels, go to http://napa.onerain.com/home.php. 

During winter storms, residents can report urgent problems with storm drains, trees and other concerns by going tocityofnapa.org and clicking on the “Service Center” link at the top of the page, or by calling 707-257-9223.

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Louisa Hufstader (Editor) November 30, 2012 at 06:12 PM
As Wednesday's full moon continues to wane, the highest tide of the current storm system will be at about 2 p.m. today for the Napa River: http://tides.mobilegeographics.com/locations/4043.html
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) November 30, 2012 at 08:31 PM
About one and a third inches of rain have fallen since Thursday morning, according to the precipitation accumulation sensor at the City of Napa corp yard: http://napa.onerain.com/sensor.php?device_id=1&site_id=6935&tz=US%2FPacific&mode=week&data_start=&data_end=&hours=0
MICHAEL WILSON "Republican Kid" November 30, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Wait Back up We where told flooding, Due to the tide. Would no longer be a factor with the "flood control project" Also Obama has been re elected. Look at the steller job he has done in staten island. So all should be well.
MICHAEL WILSON "Republican Kid" November 30, 2012 at 08:43 PM
Some flooding can be good. Floods clean the river and creek. Washes the Bum garbage out form under the bridges.
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) December 01, 2012 at 12:17 AM
I don't think Obama can take a crumb of credit for the flood control work that has tamed the Napa Creek. I was just downtown checking things out at high tide and the channel work really seems to be doing the job. One old-timer who chatted me up on the new footbridge off Coombs and Clinton said he couldn't imagine any more flooding in that formerly hard-hit neighborhood.
Mary Richardson December 01, 2012 at 01:20 AM
The sandbags we got yesterday did us right! Thanks for helping to keep us informed, Louisa!
Desiree December 01, 2012 at 06:16 AM
Do you know if lincoln aves river trail is up to flood zone ?
Unfiltered Steve Simoneau December 01, 2012 at 07:37 AM
While Coombs and Clinton may be out of flood danger it simply means that the water went someplace else. The flood channel diverts the water through downtown at a faster rate to contribute to the excess water downstream. The tide is definitely a factor. Barry Martin claims that he has seen data supporting the theory that the full river just pushes the incoming tide back out. I think if that were true I'd be able to use my truck to push the wine train back to Napa as it drove upvalley.

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