EVENT: San Mateo County Standby Shelter Deployment at the College of San Mateo County Community College District
The College of San Mateo will be standing up an overflow shelter for those impacted by local storms. The primary San Mateo County Shelter Location will be at the Vagabond Inn:
Primary Shelter Location
San Mateo County will update and provide contact information.
Overflow Shelter Location
College of San Mateo
WHAT: A temporary shelter will be created in the gyms at the College of San Mateo for those who have to evacuate from their homes due to the inclement weather.
WHERE: Building 8, in the main gym, with evacuees utilizing the restrooms and showers. Parking lot utilized will be LOT C. Follow County signage.
WHEN: The shelter will be set up Tuesday January 3rd 2023-January 7th 2023
IMPACTS: If the SMCCCD gyms are utilized for shelter evacuees, impacts to District instruction and business will remain minimal, as the Semester is in waiting.
Event: High Wind Watch
HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING…
WHAT…Southerly winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph possible in valley locations. 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph possible for mountain areas. Local gusts to around 70 mph possible.
WHERE…Entire Bay Area and Monterey Bay Regions. Including Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey Counties.
WHEN…From late Tuesday night through Thursday morning.
IMPACTS…Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are possible. Falling trees cause a significant threat to life and property. Travel could be difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles.
Event: Flood Watch
A potent storm will move into the region Wednesday and continue into Thursday. This will bring substantial rainfall to the Bay Area and Monterey Bay region on top of already saturated soils. As a result, look for rapid rises in area creeks, streams, and rivers. Bank full exceedance is possible. In addition, strong gusty winds will bring branches and trees down, which may cause localized damming of water ways. Rain will taper by Thursday afternoon, allowing for rivers to level off and begin to lower.
…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON…
WHAT…Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible.
WHERE…Bay Area and Monterey Bay Regions. Including Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey Counties.
WHEN…From late Tuesday night through Thursday afternoon.
IMPACTS…Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.
Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks. Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas. Low-water crossings may be flooded. Storm drains and ditches may become clogged with debris.
Extensive street flooding and flooding of creeks and rivers are possible.
Instructions: You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to act should flooding develop.
- Coastal North Bay Including Point Reyes National Seashore
- East Bay Hills
- East Bay Interior Valleys
- Eastern Santa Clara Hills
- Mountains Of San Benito County And Interior Monterey County Including Pinnacles National Monument
- North Bay Interior Mountains
- North Bay Interior Valleys
- Northern Monterey Bay
- Northern Salinas Valley, Hollister Valley and Carmel Valley
- San Francisco Bay Shoreline
- San Fransisco Peninsula Coast
- Santa Clara Valley Including San Jose
- Santa Cruz Mountains
- Santa Lucia Mountains and Los Padres National Forest
- Sonoma Coastal Range
- Southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast
- Southern Salinas Valley, Arroyo Seco and Lake San Antonio