Flood Information/Winter Storms


Palo Alto Storm Watch Resources

This page includes resources, contact information and tips to:

  • Prepare for Storm Events
  • Monitor Storm & Creek Activity 
  • Report Storm Problems



Storm Update for Monday, Feb. 20, 2017

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flood Watch for 4 p.m. Sunday through late Monday evening. The San Francisco Bay Shoreline and San Francisco Peninsula Coast is included in the Flood Watch. A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. Additional rainfall on already saturated soils can increase the threat for flash flooding, flooding of area creeks, streams and low lying, poorly drained areas across the region.The threat for rock/mud slides and shallow landslides also exists as well as increased likelihood for downed trees, power lines and damage to or washed out roadways.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting approximately 3 inches of rainfall from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday February 20, 2017. A San Francisquito Creek flow rate of 4,200 cfs is estimated to occur at 7 p.m. According to the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority(SFCJPA), the current San Francisquito Creek flow rate is 1,200 cfs. This flow has been decreasing since 7:30 a.m. when it peaked at 1,360 cfs. The predicted flow rate is below the creek capacity. High tide of 6 feet is also expected at 8:45 p.m. Staff will continue to monitor the weather and creek flows and work with Caltrans and other agencies to address any issues that may occur.

You can monitor Palo Alto's creek levels here.

For real-time information about potential flooding on San Francisquito Creek, visit the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority’s (JPA) new Early Flood Warning System website where you can sign up for alerts.  

Rain, with thunderstorms are also possible after 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. in our area Monday. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Winds could gust as high as 41 mph.

Rain and possibly thunderstorms are also possible on Tuesday. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent with new rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Palo Alto received a total of 7.68 inches of rain in January this year. The average historically has been 2.97 inches of rain in January. 
Get the latest forecast for Palo Alto here.

                                                                          

CONTENTS
1 - Public Information
2 - How to Prepare
3 - What to do When Flooding is Imminent
4 - Flood Resources (including contact phone numbers)

Public Information:

Check the National Weather Service, Palo Alto Forecast Page for weather updates throughout the winter.

If you live in an area that is susceptible to winter storm flooding, you can get filled sandbags at the Palo Alto Airport located adjacent to the Terminal Building. Additionally, sand and empty bags are available at Mitchell Park adjacent to the Little League Field and Rinconada Park Tennis Court parking lot.

City staff continues to prepare for winter storms including the use of the Santa Clara County's Emergency Alert System (AlertSCC).

You can monitor creek levels at multiple locations throughout the City on the internet by accessing Creek Monitor on the City’s website. For real-time information about potential flooding on San Francisquito Creek, please visit the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority’s (JPA) new Early Flood Warning System website. Stay tuned to local radio and TV stations (particularly KCBS 740 AM/106.9 FM or KZSU 90.1 FM) for the latest weather information.

Public Information Hotline 650-329-2420 (recorded message)

Real-time critical public safety updates can be obtained via the Palo Alto Police Department’s social media accounts on:

For information on all of the PAPD social media accounts, visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/PAPDconnect.

During a time of emergency the City's primary duty is to ensure public safety. In the case of a flood, City resources are directed toward evacuating residents as necessary, responding to police, fire, and medical emergencies, maintaining utility services, providing traffic control, pumping flooded streets and providing sandbags available for pick up at designated locations.

  • Visit the Creek Monitor Page
    Real-time creek monitoring and the live CreekCam
  • www.cityofpaloalto.org/StormMap Palo Alto Real-time Google Storm Map (Note: This Map is NO LONGER LIVE. Only static data like sandbag stations is being displayed. The map Will become live again if the Emergency Operations Center comes back online.)
  • Visit the San Francisquito Creek JPA Early Flood Warning System web site
    Real-time information on potential San Francisquito Creek flooding
  • Subscribe today or visit the webpage to receive the latest activity and information on the San Francisquito Creek
  • For more information call:
    Palo Alto Office of Emergency Services
    phone: 650-617-3197
    hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
  • Palo Alto Community Alerts
    Radio stations:KCBS 740 AM/106.9 FM
    KZSU 90.1 FM
    Palo Alto Online
  • Fire/Police 329-2413 (non-emergencies)
    911 or (650) 329-2413 from a cell phone (emergencies only)
  • City public information hotline (recorded message)
    650-329-2420

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Resource List:

Online Weather / Emergency Information

Flood Maps (historic and predicted)

Additional Resources
Report blocked storm drains and/or slides:
Palo Alto Public Works
(650) 496-6974 (weekdays 7 a.m.-5p.m.)
(650) 329-2413 (after hours)

Report fallen trees:
Palo Alto Public Works
(650) 496-5953 (weekdays 7 a.m.-5 p.m.)
(650) 329-2413 (after hours)

Report gas leaks, sewer spills:
Palo Alto Communications  (650) 329-2579

Report power outages & electrical problems:
Palo Alto Electric Operations (650) 496-6914

Road conditions:
Palo Alto (650) 329-2420 (during flood emergency only)
Caltrans (800)427-7623

Caltrans Road Conditions Map

After-Flood Safety:
Gas and electric appliance safety
Cleaning up after a flood


Subscribe today or visit the webpage to receive the latest activity and information on the San Francisquito Creek.


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What You Can Do To Prepare

The experts differ on what the winter weather will bring, but they agree on one thing: it pays to be prepared. The City of Palo Alto suggests a few things you can do to be ready for the very real possibility of flooding in our area.

Be prepared by following these tips:

How to Prepare

  • Know if your property is in a floodzone
  • Regular homeowner's insurance policies don't cover flood damage. Call your insurance agent to purchase flood insurance to protect your home and contents. More info at www.Floodsmart.gov
  • Replace the batteries in your flashlights and portable radio and store these emergency supplies in water-tight plastic bags.
  • Have a supply plastic sheeting, plywood, and tools ready for waterproofing of doors and openings.
  • Pick up sandbags at these locations: Palo Alto Airport, Mitchell Park, Rinconada Park& Chaucer St./Palo Alto Ave. 
  • Watch Channel 28 or 30 for a video on sandbagging techniques.
  • Post emergency numbers near the telephone.
  • Discuss emergency plans with your family. This link takes you to the Red Cross' Flood Preparedness tips.
  • Do not dump on storm drains and keep creeks clean. It is illegal to dump things into a creek or storm drain. Drains in your street flow directly to local creeks. Creeks are a valuable natural resource and habitat for local endangered species.
    • Pollution Hotline – 650-329-2943 Or 1-888-510-5151

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If Flooding is Present or Imminent

  • Stay informed about weather conditions. Use the radio (tuned to KCBS 740 AM/106.9 FM or KZSU 90.1 FM) as your primary source of information and instruction. (See other resources below.)
  • Make sure your family and pets are safe. Then, if time permits, move valuable household possessions from off the floor.
  • Do not try to drive across a flooded road -- you could become stranded or trapped.
  • Report downed power lines, leaking gas lines, or blocked storm drains to the City immediately (see numbers below).
  • Be ready to evacuate if directed by emergency personnel.
    • The city will make notifications using AlertSCC, Radio (90.1 FM) and Social Media
      • Information will include evacuations, routes and shelter locations

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Storm Update for Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flood Watch for 4 p.m. Sunday through late Monday. A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

The NWS says a potent storm is expected to bring another round of heavy rainfall to the greater San Franciso and Monterey Bay areas beginning by late Sunday afternoon into late Monday. Additional rainfall on already saturated soils can increase the threat for flash flooding, flooding of area creeks, streams and low lying, poorly drained areas across the region. The threat for rock/mud slides and shallow landslides also exists as well as increased likelihood for downed trees, power lines and damage to or washed out roadways.The San Francisco Bay Shoreline and San Francisco Peninsula Coast is included in the Flood Watch.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting approximately 5 inches of rainfall between Sunday night and continuing through early Tuesday morning. A San Francisquito Creek flow rate of 3,400 cfs is estimated to occur at 9 p.m. on Monday February 20th. Based on the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority (SFCJPA) the flow rate in San Francisquito creek on Sunday morning is less than 140 cfs.  The predicted flow rate is below the creek capacity. However, high tide of 6 feet is also expected at 8:45 p.m. Staff will continue to monitor the weather and creek flows along with working with Caltrans and other agencies to address any issues that may occur. A second storm front expected Tuesday-Wednesday is not expected to bring as much rain, but is also expected to be quite windy.

Storm Update for Friday, Feb. 17, 2017
The National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts a series of storms will sweep through Palo Alto and the greater Bay Area from Friday, Feb. 17 through next Wednesday, Feb. 22. The Friday morning rain will turn to showers throughout the day, bringing between a quarter to a half of an inch of rain. A Wind Advisory for 20-30 mph wind gusts is currently in effect in the Bay Area until 6 p.m. Friday.

San Francisquito Creek flow rates for Friday are estimated to be below 500 cfs.

The NWS expects the area to experience passing showers through the weekend until Sunday night, with less than a tenth of an inch of rain expected each day. Then a storm with even more significant rainfall is forecasted to begin Sunday evening and continue through Monday. Total rainfall for the San Francisquito Creek watershed is predicted to be 2.3 inches, with a peak flowrate of 1,850 cfs at 5 p.m. on Monday.  Palo Alto staff will be tracking predictions for this storm event and providing updates.

A second storm front expected Tuesday-Wednesday is not expected to bring as much rain, but is expected to be quite windy.

Storm Update for Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017
After drying out for a few days and experiencing spring-like weather, we are due for more rain arriving overnight, that could be heavy at times.  The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting rain before 10 a.m. on Thursday, then a slight chance of showers after 4 p.m. The rain, which could be heavy at times, could bring anywhere between a quarter and a half an inch of rain.
There is a 50 percent chance of rain on Friday and 20 percent on Saturday.

You can monitor creek levels at multiple locations throughout the City on the internet by accessing
Creek Monitor on the City’s website.

Storm Update  for Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017
The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting two-to-three inches of rain for the San Francisquito Creek (SFC) basin over the next 24 hours with the height of the storm arriving early to mid-afternoon Thursday. The SFC is not expected to go above flood stage,however debris accumulating at West Bayshore Road may present some unpredictable problems.   

Palo Alto Public Works and multiple agencies are closely monitoring the West Bayshore Road bridge, including using Menlo Park Fire Department’s drone to monitor the creek.

The peak flow on SFC is expected to be 2100 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 2500 cfs today. At the height of Tuesday’s storm, the peak discharge was 4820 cfs at the USGS stream gauge. That’s the sixth largest flow measured on San Francisquito Creek since the gauge was installed in 1930.

Storm Update for Tuesday Morning, Feb. 7, 2017
The strong storm system that hit Palo Alto this morning has stopped for now, with only light periods of rain expected through Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service (NWS) cancelled the Flash Flood Warning for the San Francisquito Creek by mid-afternoon today. Likewise, the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority (SFCJPA) cancelled the Flood Warning that was issued this morning.

Water levels at the West Bayshore Road bridge on San Francisquito Creek peaked at 14.7 feet before receding when the rain stopped. Public Works and Caltrans crews were onsite to remove the large amount of tree limbs and other debris the storm carried in the creek. The NWS expects the next cold front that will come in Thursday night into Friday to bring ¾ of an inch of rain.

The Geng Road Athletic Center and the Baylands Hiking Trail are currently closed while levee safety checks are being performed this afternoon.

All in all, Palo Alto received nearly ¾ of an inch of water in the storm that began last night. We received a total of 7.68 inches of rain in January. The average historically has been 2.97 inches of rain in January.

Flood Warning and Flash Flood Warning Issued for Tuesday morning, Feb. 7, 2017
The San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority (SFCJPA) issued a Flood Warning for the San Francisquito Creek (SFC) on Tuesday morning, Feb. 7. By 11:30 a.m., they expect the creek to reach above 60 percent capacity at various location. The National Weather Service (NWS) has also just issued a Flash Flood Warning for our area. Palo Alto has crews closely monitoring the various SFC bridge locations. Overtopping is not expected in Palo Alto except possible at the West Bayshore Bridge. West Bayshore Road is currently closed at the creek while Caltrans works to clear debris.

The SFCJPA's current measured flowrate in the upper watershed is about 4300 cfs. That is about 90 percent of the estimated capacity at West Bayshore and about 80 percent of the estimated capacity at Pope/Chaucer. This flowrate can be expected to reach those two locations over the next 2 to 4 hours. 

The heavy rain we saw last night and this morning is expected to last through Tuesday afternoon. Palo Alto could see up to two inches of rain from this event. So far, we've received a total of 7.68 inches of rain in January this year. The average historically has been 2.97 inches of rain in January.

Rain Forecast for Monday, Feb. 6- Friday, Feb. 10, 2017
Expect another wet week filled with off and on rain.

The second week of February is shaping up to be as wet as the first with more off and on rain expected through Friday. The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting the heaviest rain to arrive Monday night and last through Tuesday afternoon. Palo Alto could see up to two inches of rain from this event.

We could see a break mid-Tuesday through Wednesday before more rain is expected to arrive.

Palo Alto received a total of 7.68 inches of rain in January. The average historically has been 2.97 inches of rain in January.

San Francisquito Creek Update as of Wednesday, Feb.1, 2017
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration (NOAA) River Forecast Center is currently predicting this system will bring about 0.3 inches of rain to the San Francisquito Creek watershed on Wednesday evening. A San Francisquito Creek flow rate of 250 cfs is estimated to occur on Friday around mid-day, coinciding with a low tide of 1.4 feet. This flowrate is far below the creek capacity, which has conveyed gradually decreasing flows since the storms that occurred 10 days ago. Current forecasts show a second storm event starting on Sunday evening and extending through Monday. The second storm is estimated to bring approximately 0.5 inches of rain.

Debris along the West Bayshore Road trash rack was picked up by Caltrans today.

Rain Forecast for Wednesday Feb. 1- Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017
It looks like several more days of rain are on the horizon starting Wednesday, Feb. 1 after 4 p.m. The 7-Day Forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS) calls for off and on rain through early next week, including possible thunderstorms on Friday after 10 a.m.

The system coming through Wednesday night through Friday morning is expected to bring a quarter to a half inch of rain.
The system arriving on Friday could bring a third of an inch of rain, or higher if the thunderstorms materialize.

San Francisquito Creek Update as of Wednesday, Feb.1, 2017
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration (NOAA) River Forecast Center is currently predicting this system will bring about 0.3 inches of rain to the San Francisquito Creek watershed on Wednesday evening. A San Francisquito Creek flow rate of 250 cfs is estimated to occur on Friday around mid-day, coinciding with a low tide of 1.4 feet. This flowrate is far below the creek capacity, which has conveyed gradually decreasing flows since the storms that occurred 10 days ago. Current forecasts show a second storm event starting on Sunday evening and extending through Monday. The second storm is estimated to bring approximately 0.5 inches of rain.

Rain Forecast for Friday, Jan 20- Monday, Jan. 23, 2017
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the entire San Francisco Bay Area from late Saturday night through Sunday 6 p.m. and a High Wind Watch from Saturday 8 p.m. through Sunday at 10 a.m.

Periods of moderate to heavy rain Saturday night through Sunday morning on our already saturated soils could lead to flash flooding of streams and rivers, and in local urban areas. Winds could exceed 40-50 mph and will be strongest near the coast and in higher elevations. The storm system that has been heavy at times since Wednesday, and brought lightning and thunderstorms, is expected to continue through Monday. Friday’s forecast calls for showers and possible thunderstorms  that could produce heavy rainfall. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph and we could see between a tenth and a quarter inch of rain.

All in all, Palo Alto could get a total of about two inches of rain by Sunday. So far this month, Palo Alto has received 4.64 inches of rain. The average historically has been 2.97 inches of rain in January.


San Francisquito Creek Update as of Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) River Forecast Center is currently  predicting 0.8 inches of rain in the San Francisquito Creek watershed on Saturday night through Sunday morning. A peak flowrate of 1,430 cfs is estimated to occur on Sunday at 11 am. The predicted flowrate is far below the creek capacity. On Saturday, a moderate high tide of 5.9 feet is predicted at about 8 p.m. A higher tide of 8.3 feet is predicted at about 8 a.m. on Sunday.

Details on storm system that arrived Wednesday, Jan 18- Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017
The National Weather Service is forecasting more rain in our area this week starting Wednesday, Jan. 18 through the weekend. 

The rain, which could be heavy at times on Wednesday, could include a thunderstorm between 4 p.m.- 10 p.m., and add anywhere from a tenth to a quarter of an inch of rain. 

Besides rain, the National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory over the Bay Area in effect from 1 pm. Wednesday to 1 a.m. Thursday. A wind advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected and winds this strong can make driving difficult. The wind can also contribute to downed trees, limbs and power outages.

San Francisquito Creek Update as of Wed, Jan.18, 2017
The City has crews closely monitoring the San Francisquito Creek levels and you are advised to stay on alert if you are in the area.

Wednesday’s storm is expected to be much less intense than last week’s events. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA) River Forecast Center is currently predicting  0.9 inches of rain in the San Francisquito Creek watershed this evening, with a peak flowrate of about 850 cfs at 1 am. A moderate high tide of 6.8 feet is predicted at about 5 p.m. 

There is currently a technical problem with the communication system that reports the field data from the Creek Monitor sensors.  The data on the Creek Monitor page may show that there is no runoff at West Bayshore Road and Waverley Street. Public Works is aware of this issue and working to correct the problem as quickly as possible. They are also monitoring the field conditions and will address any real-time concerns, such as debris, as needed.

Forecast for Thurs. Jan. 19-Sun. Jan. 22, 2017

Thursday is expected to bring a slight chance of showers during the day, with a chance of rain after 4 p.m., and Friday is expected to be mostly rainy all day. This could bring up to a half inch of rain between Thursday and Friday.
 
Saturday and Sunday could see even heavier rain. All in all, Palo Alto could get a total of about two inches of rain by Sunday. So far this month, Palo Alto has received 4.64 inches of rain. The average historically has been 2.97 inches of rain in January.


Details on storm system that hit our area Sat. Jan. 7-Wed. Jan. 11, 2017

Storm Update as of 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2017:

The storm system that hit Tuesday night brought some tense moments with periods of heavy rain, high winds and a Flash Flood Advisory issued along the San Francisquito Creek (SFC) near West Bayshore Road/Highway 101. Caltrans was on the scene last night to clear more storm debris that collected along the trash rack grate at West Bayshore Road. The grate is designed to prevent debris from clogging under the highway. West Bayshore Road remains closed due to the debris still being staged on the bridge and the road is not expected to reopen until about 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Urban Forestry responded to eight calls involving downed trees and limbs. There were no injuries but a tree fell on a car on Addison Avenue and storm drain crews responded to three calls of pipeline blockage due to heavy rainfall.

Palo Alto street division crews are also working to clear minor landslides on Arastadero Road above Page Mill Road this morning. The road remains open during the work but expect delays as two-way traffic controls are set-up within the work zone.

Part of Los Trancos Trail, between Trappers Fire Road and Pony Tracks Fire Road in Foothills Park remains closed due to a mudslide that occurred during the rain on Friday, Jan. 6. Click here for more updates on the trail.

Track the latest computer models on the SFC 
here.

You can also monitor Palo Alto's creek levels
here.

Storm Update as of 10 p.m. Tuesday, January 10, 2017:

The SFC Joint Powers Authority has issued a Flood Watch Advisory for San Francisquito Creek. The heavy rain that hit our area tonight began to taper off starting at about 9 p.m. but brought enough rainfall that by midnight the SFC is expected to reach 60 percent capacity at West Bayshore Road/Highway 101. The SFC creek monitor levels are slowing the rate of rise, but the peak of high tide is about to occur just before midnight. The City has crews closely monitoring the situation and you are advised to stay on alert if you are in the area.

National Weather Service Update as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017:

The City’s Public Works crews are continuing to closely monitor San Francisquito Creek as we have had off and on rain on Tuesday, January 10 and the California Nevada River Forecast Center (CNRFC ) is forecasting 0.9 inch of rain this evening with a resulting flowrate of about 2,400 cfs at 11 p.m. That combined with this evening’s high tide,  which will peak just before midnight at 7.07 feet could cause flooding problems. CNRFC will provide another update on conditions at 9 p.m. and we will post an update shortly thereafter.
   

Storm Updates for January 7-8, 2017:

The weekend storm system that began overnight Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 is expected to be the biggest storm to hit the Bay Area so far this season, with the most storm activity expected to arrive early Sunday morning through Sunday afternoon. The City of Palo Alto has staff on-call all weekend to monitor the situation and assist with any storm related incidents should they arrive. The City also will be getting continuous updates from the Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Services (OES) and the National Weather Service (NWS), and those updates will be posted here, on our
homepage, and on our social media channels.

Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Services (OES) Update as of 12:30 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2017:

The National Weather Service (NWS) says the next 12 hours are expected to bring 2 to 3 inches of rain to the region, with the most intensity between now and 3 p.m.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District reports that the San Francisquito Creek (SFC) is expected to stay well within its banks. The City Public Works staff will continue to monitor SFC closely. You can track the CNRFC latest computer models on the SFC 
here.

You can also monitor Palo Alto's creek levels here.

View the local Palo Alto forecast from the National Weather Service
here.


National Weather Service Update as of 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017:

The National Weather Service (NWS) reports there is still a long, steady stream of moisture headed our way on Sunday, but the Palo Alto Foothills did not get that much rain. There will possibly be periods of heavy rain through this afternoon, tapering off this evening.

The CNRFC (Calif. Nevada River Forecast Center) forecast for San Francisquito Creek (SFC) goes to 9.4 feet, which is just below flood stage of 9.5 feet. You can track the CNRFC latest computer models on the SFC here. The City has Public Works staff on hand closely monitoring the situation.

The Flash Flood Warning for our area has been cancelled but a Flash Flood Watch is still in effect through Sunday evening.

Winds will continue to be a problem with advisories expiring around 3 p.m.

You can monitor the National Weather Service forecast for the San Francisco Bay Area
here.

View the local Palo Alto forecast from the National Weather Service
here.

National Weather Service Update as of 4 p.m. Saturday. Jan. 7, 2017:

The National Weather Service says the most intense rainfall (possibly exceeding 1"/hr) is expected to arrive between 4 a.m.-12 p.m. Sunday, with the high tide at San Francisquito Creek(SFC) at 8:45 a.m. Sunday. The Santa Cruz Mountains could see as much as 12 inches of rain in this storm system, while the rest of the Bay Area is expected to see 3 to 5 inches of rain.

SFC streamflow predictions for the storm system are not consistent however. According to Santa Clara Valley Water District hydrologist assessments, SFC is not expected to exceed 50 percent capacity at any point during the storm series this weekend. The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted a flowrate of about 3300 cfs at 4 p.m. Sunday. 3300 cfs is about 70% of SFC's capacity at Highway 101 and about 60% of the capacity at the Pope/Chaucer bridge. Rainfall and creek flowrates will be continuously monitored.

Most of the moisture is expected to be south of Palo Alto, but the NWS noted that "atmospheric river paths are impossible to accurately predict".

Wind is likely to cause the most problems throughout the region, and could lead to power outages and falling trees.

Last Updated: Feb 20, 2017