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The original item was published from 1/26/2021 1:08:15 PM to 1/28/2021 9:53:17 AM.

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Approaching Atmospheric River Information

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The following message is being shared from the Marin County Sheriff's Office recent Nixle publication: 

Marin County Residents,

The National Weather Service (NWS) is anticipating an approaching atmospheric river Tue 1/26 through Thursday 1/28. The NWS is forecasting heavy rain and high winds, with the heaviest concentration being between 11pm tonight and before sunrise tomorrow. Sustained winds are anticipated to be between 30 to 45 MPH with gusts up to 60-70 MPH. There is a potential for localized flooding in poor drainage areas. The winds could topple trees and power lines especially for locations that are susceptible to winds.

Stay tuned to local radio and television stations for the latest weather information or you can call the National Weather Service 24 hour weather line at 831-656-1725. To receive Nixle alerts, text your zipcode to 888777. Sign up at

Follow the Sheriff's Department @marinsheriff on Twitter for updates throughout the night.

Please do not call 911 unless you have an emergency.

Know what to do if you see a downed power line

Driving safety for the evening and morning commutes:                           

  • Slow Down
  • Maintain a safe following distance
  • Don't try to cross standing bodies of water
  • Stay out of flooded areas.  

To visit the National Weather Service Website, please click here.

Read the Info from the Published Nixle
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