National Weather Service issues flood and high wind warnings

Flood Warning:

Issued at: 3:19 PM PST on December 1, 2012, expires at: 7:20 AM PST on December 03, 2012

The Flood Warning continues for the Susan River at Susanville. from Sunday morning to Monday morning. At 2:00 PM Saturday the stage was 6.2 feet  Flood stage is 12.0 feet.  Moderate flooding is forecast.

Forecast...rise above flood stage by Sunday morning and continue to rise to near 13.0 feet by late Sunday morning. The river will fall below flood stage by early Sunday afternoon.

Impact...at 13.0 feet...moderate flooding in Susanville from Lassen street downstream along Riverside Drive. Some homes along the river have moderate flood affects...especially on Carroll street. Significant lowland flooding below Susanville in Johnstonville... Leavitt Lake...Standish...and Litchfield areas. Rural roads and bridges in these areas flood. Similar to flood of March 13 1983. Lat...Lon 4044 12085 4054 12065 4036 12039 4024 12045 4042 12088

High Wind Warning:

Issued at: 3:03 PM PST on December 1, 2012, expires at: 10:00 AM PST on December 02, 2012

...High Wind Warning in effect until 10 am PST Sunday... The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a High Wind Warning...which is in effect until 10 am PST Sunday. The Wind Advisory is no longer in effect.

Timing: strong winds will continue this evening...with the highest winds late tonight and early Sunday morning.

Winds: south to southwest winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts 60 to 70 mph.

Gusts over 70 mph in wind prone areas along Highway 395 from Doyle to Susanville and near canyons in the Surprise Valley.

Impacts: motorists in high profile vehicles along highways 395 and 447 will encounter dangerous driving conditions due to strong winds. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Damage to trees...power lines and property is possible with winds of this magnitude. Driving will become hazardous for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution and remain alert for sudden gusts or cross winds.

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