Weather service forecasting stormy Christmas holiday

By on Fri, December 19, 2008

The National Weather Service is forecasting a "significant storm event" early next week. 

There is some forecast uncertainty regarding the strength and timing of this storm system. However…There is increasing confidence that a period of wet and windy weather will develop. If this storm event occurs there would be a threat of urban and small stream flooding… As well as mud slides and debris flows over burn scarred areas from this past summer’S fires.  Persons in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties who are near the burn areas should pay very close attention to this developing situation since it appears that heavy rainfall will be possible in both areas.