National Weather Service California Nevada River Forecast Center Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service


Latitude: 38.51º NLongitude: 122.45º WElevation: 195 Feet
Location: Napa County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Russian Napa
Issuance Time: May 30 2020 at 8:09 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 31 2020 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 16.0 FeetFlood Stage: 18.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
 Most Recent 5 Years
Feb 27, 2019
Mar 22, 2018
2017* 9,340 19.20 Feb 7, 2017
4,520 13.85 Mar 6, 2016
Dec 11, 2014
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Jun 2000 to Present)*
Dec 31, 2005
Feb 17, 1986
1997 13,100 17.70 Jan 1, 1997
Dec 22, 1955
1963 12,300 15.30 Jan 31, 1963
* Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
** Most recent continuous record back to Jun 2000 with segmented periods back to Oct 1929
*** Flood of record at old gage site
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ506)
Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph and becoming 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the 60s to 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly clear except patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s to lower 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s to lower 90s.

Tuesday Night through Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the 50s to lower 60s. Highs in the upper 70s to lower 90s.

Thursday and Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Highs in the 70s to 80s. Lows in the 40s to upper 50s.

Friday and Friday Night: Mostly clear. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 80s. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the 60s to mid 70s.
Impacts - E19 Information
16.0 FeetMonitor Stage. WFO Monterey/San Francisco Bay Area may issue a Flood Watch to cover Napa Valley region flood potential at this stage.
18.0 FeetFlood Stage. Minor flooding of low lying agricultural areas along river begins. Low lying rural residential areas immediately adjacent to the river and some secondary roads affected.
20.0 FeetModerate flooding of the lower portions of Silverado Trail along the reach. Inundation of low lying residential areas along the east river bank in the vicinity of Pope Street Bridge. Secondary and many primary roads inundated. Most major cross roads inundated and unsafe.
22.0 FeetMajor flooding throughout the upper Napa Valley with most roads inundated, making travel extremely difficult and unsafe.
24.0 FeetDisastrous flooding. Widespread flooding across the upper Napa Valley with travel essentially impossible. The peak water level during the flood of 12/31/2005 measured 23.6 feet.
Product Disclaimer

This river graphic is not intended to serve as a substitute for official flood watches, warnings, advisories, or statements issued by the NWS San Francisco Bay Area-Monterey Weather Forecast Office. Observations are preliminary and subject to change. River levels identified as "forecast" should be consistent with those contained in official NWS products. River levels identified as "guidance" have significant uncertainty due to future weather or reservoir regulation and are provided for planning purposes only.