Prepare for a fire hose of rain, walloping winds on Wednesday night

Union Staff Report

HUMBOLDT – While today will be “quite tranquil” with partly sunny skies and a light breeze, the National Weather Service is forecasting a wet and wild Wednesday night.

Wednesday will start mostly dry, with a 30 percent chance of rain after 11 a.m. The wind will start picking up, initially at 10 to 13 mph, with gust up to 18 mph.

Wednesday night is the Main Event, with walloping winds and a fire hose of moisture. Heavy rain is predicted, with half to three quarters of an inch expected. The wind will howl at 15 mph, with gusts up to 21 mph.

The heavy rain continues into Thursday, but with lighter winds. Rain is also forecast for the rest of the week.

As of Monday, the National Weather Service at Woodley Island in Eureka had measured 4.83 inches of rain for the season, which began July 1. Last year at the same time the island had received 3.22 inches. Normal is 2.17 inches.

Sunset tonight is at 6:28 p.m. Sunrise on Wednesday is at 7:35 a.m.

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, when you’ll set your clock back one hour.

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