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Posted on: January 4, 2023

Atmospheric River System

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Atmospheric River Brings Heavy Rain, Strong Winds and Potential for Flooding from Wednesday, January 4, through Sunday, January 8

Information on real-time and forecasted lake and stream conditions around Lake County  

Lake County, CA (January 4, 2023) – The current atmospheric river system is expected to bring light to moderate rainfall and strong winds through Sunday, January 8.  Its heaviest rains are expected this evening, January 4, through the early morning hours of January 5. 

Due to current and anticipated conditions, the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Wind Advisory until January 5 at 10:00am, and a Flood Watch until January 5 at 4:00 pm PST. 

Earlier today, Governor Gavin Newsom Proclaimed a State of Emergency throughout California, in response to these winter storms. 

Current NWS Forecast information for the region can be located here

Local hydrologic information including measured stream flow, lake levels and forecasting stream flow and lake levels can be found here

Forecasts indicate it is probable an additional storm system will occur the weekend of January 6 through January 8, bringing further rain and winds. Lake County Residents are advised to take precautions now.  Stay vigilant and alert to your surroundings and changing conditions:
Ready.gov Resource Page 

Updates on Road Conditions are publicly available in the Lake County Department of Public Works Facebook Group, as well as Caltrans' Quick Map page

Emergency information is also posted on the Lake County Sheriff's Office and Office of Emergency Services (OES) Facebook pages. 

To receive Nixle alerts from local agencies, text your zip code to 888777 or at Nixle's registration webpage.

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