“We will be monitoring levels throughout the weekend, communicating with our team in real time, and providing our guests with a remote alternative in the event of weather-related delays,” Guffey said.
The winery is part of the Napa River Rutherford Reach Restoration Project, which has been working over the past few years to mitigate levee erosion and flood damage.
Forecasters have revised their predictions for the Russian River rise in Guerneville significantly and now say the river is likely to rise just four feet from the flood stage by early Monday, instead of eight feet. , reported The Press Democrat.
According to the newspaper, this could mean great relief to residents and business owners along the lower reaches of the river, many of whom are now likely to escape harm if the predictions are true.
The river is also not expected to reach the flood stage until Sunday afternoon, as opposed to late Thursday, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s latest forecasts.
New rain forecasts for the second half of Friday and Saturday lift the river steadily on Saturday and Sunday, reaching a 32-foot flood stage around 2 p.m. Sunday and culminating at 36.1 feet around 4 a.m. Monday. It looks like you’re in good shape.
It was previously predicted to reach 39.7 feet by Monday.
Thousands of residents along the river and its tributaries below the 40-foot level between Healdsburg and Jenner have received evacuation warnings instructing them to prepare to evacuate if conditions permit.
But storms Wednesday night and Thursday morning cut power to 17,830 customers of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in Sonoma County as of 1:20 p.m. Thursday, the paper reported. (See the current map of power outages in the area.)
With gusts already in excess of 101 miles per hour and rain totals expected to hit double digits in isolated areas by this time next week, Marin County businesses and residents will be protected from these successive storms. We are not facing the threats that arise.
4 to 6 inches of rain is expected in lower elevations with three storms expected on Friday, Monday, and Thursday. The National Weather Service reported Thursday morning that 6 to 9 inches of rain could have fallen in Marin Highlands.
The Bay Area is enduring stormy weather patterns for the next few weeks.
Meteorologist Dial Hoang said: “We expect to see more precipitation in the next eight to 14 days.
Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Center for Climate Prediction say the volatile pattern looks set to continue into January.
“What’s going on with these atmospheric events is definitely a wetness pattern. It’s happened before, but the successive accumulations are unusual and could increase the likelihood of flooding.”
The wind blows to accompany the “heavy” rain.
The Weather Service recorded wind speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour in the Nicasio Hills west of Novato. One of the 90 mph Marin Highlands northwest of San Rafael. The other is at 83mph northwest of San Rafael. In total, five of his observatories in Marin County reported gusts exceeding 80 mph in the last 24 hours.
Strong winds wreaked havoc on trees and utility poles attached to power lines. As of Thursday morning, Marin County, west of San Rafael, Greenbray and Larkspur, experienced three major power outages in the dark, equivalent to about 15,000 customers, Pacific Gas & Electric said. Reported.
Mill Valley bore the brunt of power outages and endured the fury of torrential rains that resulted in the latest road closures.
Miller Avenue on the Camino Alto was closed in both directions as a result of flooding, city police reported.
Previously, road closures were reported on the Shoreline Highway between Point Reyes and Tomales due to flooding, debris and power line cuts. Bolinas-Fairfax Road; and Lucas Valley Road, according to Marin County updates. Highway 1 between Stinson Beach and Muir Beach was closed due to a landslide.
The Marin County Fire Department’s Rapid Water Rescue Team helped Stinson Beach residents who needed to evacuate from an impending storm surge.
With scanner traffic blaring in the background, Marin County Fire Battalion Chief Brett McTeigue told Business Journal:
Businesses in the beach areas of Marin County’s coastline are feeling a pinch in customer declines as Highway 1 remains closed as of Thursday afternoon.
“It’s very slow compared to last week,” said Connor Scutt, a worker at Stinson Beach Market on Calle del Mar. A lifelong resident of Bolinas believes the stormy weather represents a normal Bay Area winter, but perhaps not to this degree.
“Our (many years) water scarcity is extreme and this is one hell of a storm,” he said.
At the Parkside Café on nearby Arenal Avenue, manager Ronan DeLeon said employees were forced to take an alternate route to the beachside village, using the Panoramic Highway instead of Highway 1. rice field.
Businesses in cities located near creeks such as Fairfax and San Anselmo, which flow through the hillsides of Marin County, are closely watching the storm’s impact on rising waters. In particular, the Fairfax and San Anselmo creeks can be a problem for businesses near banks. San Anselmo Creek is long and runs through both Fairfax and San Anselmo.
Farm and ranch operators are tasked with channeling water and avoiding low-flying limbs during high winds
Some are grateful that the rain caused mudslides and flooding due to the all-out approach from companies monitoring water levels and hillsides.
Tucked away in the hills west of Petaluma on the Sonoma-Marin county border is McEvoy Ranch, a burgeoning olive farm.
“We’re doing really well. Our prudent and conservative land management practices have led to resilience,” McEvoy Ranch general manager Samantha Dorsey told Business Journal Thursday morning. is talking to
Farmers, such as Stemple Creek Ranch in Tomales, are tasked with channeling water and avoiding low-flying limbs in strong winds.
“I have a chainsaw in one hand and a shovel in the other,” said Lauren Poncia. “I haven’t seen a storm like this with wind and rain in a while. I am an optimist.”
Press Democrat contributed to this report.