Laguna Views: March Madness
All kinds of weather with few breaks
Welcome to Daylight Savings Time. The rains have returned.
Richard Schoellhorn shared this photo that he took on Friday off Sanford Road, just past the Laguna Foundation. It captures the snow atop Mt. St Helena, the flooding of the Laguna and the mustard grasses of early spring — our crazy weather this March.
Larry Robinson shared a photo taken at Palm Drive Hospital “below the helipad behind the hospital.” It also captures the flooded Laguna and snow-capped Mt. St. Helena as well as a sky full of threatening clouds.
The weather continues to be unpredictable. The Russian River is at a level of 20 feet this morning at 8am. However, the river is now forecast to reach flood stage later in the week with new storms coming.
Here’s the NOAA chart. Flood stage is above 32 feet at Guerneville.
Last Thursday at 8am, the NOAA chart below predicted that the Russian River would reach flood stage on Friday/Saturday but river actually peaked at about 28 feet, as shown in the previous chart.
The chart from USGS below shows the 20 foot level reading this morning — but the USGS clocks are still on Pacific Standard Time!
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Beautiful photographs! Good weather info too. Thank you.