Flash flood watch cancelled


By on Tue, March 22, 2011

UPDATE: The NWS cancelled the flash flood watch this morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for an area including the the coastal San Francisco Peninsula from midnight Tuesday through Wednesday afternoon.

The first in another series of late season storms will move into the greater san francisco and monterey bay regions later tonight and on wednesday bringing the potential for rainfall rates of 3/4 of an inch to possibly one inch per hour at times.

The main areas of concern are over the coastal sections and in particular the santa cruz mountains and the santa lucia mountains.

Impacts with the soil completely saturated localized flooding from runoff and increased potential for land movement are a concern. In addition the flashier streams and creeks across the watch area will likely see rapid rises with the heaviest rainfall rates. The main front is forecast to be through the area by early afternoon wednesday with showers behind the front.