Flood Advisory

March 8, 2013 (La Mesa) -

March 8, 2013 (San Diego) – The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for minor flooding in urban areas of San Diego, as well as several East County communities including El Cajon, Santee, Spring Valley and Valley Center.

As ECM previously reported, snow is forecast for mountain areas down to 3500 feet, with thundershowers at lower elevations.

View full flood advisory below.

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN DIEGO HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MINOR FLOODING OF URBAN   AREAS IN…

WESTERN SAN DIEGO COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA…

 

* UNTIL 830 AM PST

 

* AT 535 AM PST…DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE MODERATE TO  LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN SHOWERS OVER THE AREA. MINOR FLOODING OF LOW  LYING AREAS HAS BEEN REPORTED.

 

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…CAMP PENDLETON…CARLSBAD…CHULA

VISTA…EL CAJON…ENCINITAS…FALLBROOK……OCEANSIDE…SAN

DIEGO…SAN MARCOS…SANTEE…SOLANA BEACH…SPRING

VALLEY AND VALLEY CENTER.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

 

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS…AND PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN AREAS…HIGHWAYS…STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

 

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS RIVER OR STREAM FLOWS ARE ELEVATED OR PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN OR OTHER AREAS IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT.

 

IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW INCHES OF

SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.