Weather/Potential Flood Advisory
The National Weather Service has issued the following Weather Statement:
Periods of rain are likely for southwest California today through Monday (7-10 April) and potential storms later next week.
A cold front will bring rain to much of Southwest California that may continue into Sunday morning and steady rain likely through Sunday night. These series of storms have the potential to bring moderate to heavy rainfall, thunderstorms, with the potential for urban roadway flooding, as well as mud slides and debris flows in recently burned areas.
While there is still uncertainty in the rainfall timing and amounts, much of Southwest California could receive between one & two inches of rain through Monday.
Periods of heavy rain can increase the Flash Flood Potential. Local flooding and potentially deep, standing water, in the usual low lying areas across the Base, should be anticipated during periods of increased or heavy rains.
Burned areas and steep terrain are susceptible to mudslides, debris flows and erosion issues which could impact infrastructure, roadways and training areas. Visibility will ultimately be reduced increasing the risk to driver safety. The potential for power outages will exist.
All personnel aboard the Base should exercise extreme caution during severe weather conditions.
All personnel aboard the Base should exercise extreme caution during severe weather conditions. Personnel in training areas should be notified to seek higher ground in the event of heavy or prolonged rainfall. Drainage areas, creeks, and river areas should be avoided. Avoid driving through standing water. All personnel aboard the Base should remain diligent in safety procedures and situational awareness. Extreme caution should also be taken in areas with limited to no lighting such as Basilone Rd between Camp Horno and Las Pulgas. All personnel should be advised to adhere to traffic warning signs or notifications and to use extreme caution while driving.
Anticipate there MAY be temporary road closures in areas prone to local flooding and/or potential impact from burned areas during periods of increased or heavy rains.
These areas include:
• Stuart Mesa Road between Edson Range and Las Flores
• Intersection of Stuart Mesa and Vandegrift Road
• Pulgas Road
• Access to Camp Talega
• Various roads around Camp Horno
• Vandegrift road along Isadora Flats south of the Air Station
• Vandegrift road near the Ranch House
• Vandegrift road near the Stables
• Deluz Road
• Beach Club Road
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National Weather Service updates can be located at: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sgx/