This is a developing situation and information may change. We’ll update this article as more information becomes available. The most recent information will be updated at the top of the article, with the earlier reports below.
Editor’s note: For the latest storm news for Feb. 26, read our coverage here.
2/25/23 12:40 p.m. — U.S. Highway 101 is now open! However, closures remain on SR 128 and 175.
Cal Fresh recipients who lost food during the recent storms may be eligible for up to a month’s worth of replacement benefits, but must apply within 10 days of the loss — read more here.
2/25/23 10:14 a.m. — Caltrans District 1 reports that U.S. Highway 101 remains closed from Piercy to the junction of Highway 101 and SR 1. A contractor is on site clearing trees and fixing utility lines. Caltrans will re-evaluate the closure later this afternoon with the hopes of one way controlled traffic. Additionally, SR 1 from Rockport to the junction of SR 1 and SR 271 remains closed due to downed power lines and trees. There is no estimated time of reopening. You can track state road conditions here.
It will be another long, cold night for thousands of Mendocino County PG&E customers. PG&E estimates that power will be restored by 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 for the over 500 customers in Round Valley without power and the over 370 in Laytonville and 296 in Leggett by 11 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27. You can monitor power outages here.
MENDOCINO Co., 2/25/23 — After yesterday’s snow storm, a number of roads have reopened in Mendocino County, including U.S. Highway 101, which is now closed only Piercy and the junction with State Route 1 near Leggett; SR 1 is closed from that junction until 3 miles north of Rockport. SR 128 is closed south of Boonville to east of Yorkville, and 175 is closed from Natomis Road to the junction with SR 29 in Lake County. Some roads are likely to reopen today, and you can check your route on the Caltrans map here.
Several United States Post Offices remain closed due to the storm impacts, specifically Covelo, Leggett, Potter Valley, Redwood Valley and Yorkville. Closure updates can be found here.
While some power outages have been repaired, there have been a number of new outages, including over 600 PG&E customers in the Covelo area, and more than 1000 additional customers without power at outages around inland Mendocino County, including in the Laytonville area, Pine Mountain, near Boonville, and in Hopland. For some outages, PG&E is currently estimating that power will be restored on Sunday, Feb. 26. There are also significant outages in Lake County and around the region. You can see the PG&E outage map here.
The National Weather Service in Eureka (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for Sunday, Feb. 26 beginning at 1 a.m. and lasting until 1 p.m., and a winter storm watch beginning Sunday and lasting until Tuesday. Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. This storm is expected to bring additional snow accumulation above 1500 feet, and may impact travel. You can see the full NWS set of predictions and the forecast for your microclimate here. Today, will be sunny, so enjoy it while you can!
Mendocino Voice Winter weather resources:
- Our guide for winter weather emergency and preparedness info — we recommend you bookmark this
- Check your specific forecast at this link along with the National Weather Service advisories and warnings, as well as their Facebook page and their Twitter page
- Check the CalTrans QuickMap for current road closures or call 1-800-GAS-ROAD
- Check for current accidents at the CHP traffic update page
- Caltrans traffic cameras can be seen here, and here are the PG&E cameras
- You can also check out the Weather Underground to look for weather stations in your area
- Check the PG&E current outage map to find or report power outages
- NWS has flood stage predictions here; and you can find USGS current streamflow information here
- NWS is seeking snowfall reports, and you can submit them to this website.
- We recommend meteorologist Daniel Swain’s Weather West Blog as a good place to find more in-depth current weather analysis