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Posted on: August 20, 2023

Storm tracking: Sunday morning update

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (morning Aug. 20, 2023) — Here is your storm Hilary update for Sunday morning:


Storm summary


As of early Sunday, storm Hilary is midway along Baja moving north.


The storm center is expected to reach San Diego sometime after noon, potentially around 3 p.m.


At the moment, the storm is now a category 1 hurricane, the lowest, but still serious, rating. 


It is expected to enter California as a tropical storm as it breaks down moving north.


The center of the storm is still seen moving northeast toward the deserts and eventually Nevada, but with a wide path that will bring wind and rain in either direction. 




Anaheim saw light rain overnight that continues early Sunday with mild winds.


East Anaheim, which is likely to see the most rain, is seeing light, steady early morning rain.


Steady rain but overall moderate conditions are seen through the morning to about midday.

Time to watch: From about 1-5 p.m., the forecast calls for strong rain and wind at about 20 mph, with stronger gusts.


We are likely to see rain, heavy at times, throughout the day.


While still a significant storm, the forecast remains moderated from the most severe projections 24 to 36 hours ago with about 2 inches of rain projected in Anaheim throughout the day.


The most severe impacts are still forecast for the mountains and deserts to the east of Anaheim.


Everyone still needs to take precautions and stay alert to conditions.


As of now, afternoon is seen as the heaviest period for our city.


For Monday, we are likely to see rain and wind overnight then significant clearing Monday morning.


Rain is still likely early Monday but significantly lessened than Sunday.


See lower below for Monday street sweeping and waste collection updates.



Other updates: 


* There are no significant power or other issues citywide as of early Sunday.

* Report any power outages at or (714) 765-3300.


* City crews are on duty and ready to respond.


* Continue to watch forecasts and updates, including here for Anaheim information.


* Our next major update is planned for midday Sunday.


* Follow city of Anaheim on social media for updates and responses to community questions.

* Cover and secure things around your home if you haven’t already.


* Put off all but essential outings for Sunday. Stay home during the heaviest rain and wind. Stay in if there are thunderstorms.


* Throughout the day, be alert to strong wind and rain while driving or outside.
 * Watch for water build-up on streets and wind-blown debris.
 * Be watchful of trees during peak rain and wind. Should you see an immediate tree concern, call police dispatch at (714) 765-1900 for routing to Public Works.


Monday waste collection, street sweeping


Waste collection will take place as scheduled Monday.


Set out bins later Sunday and place bins a foot or more from the curb to allow stormwater to flow and to prevent water buildup around your home.


Monday street sweeping is likely with a clearing forecast. 


There will be no citations on Monday.


If you see the street sweeper coming and conditions are favorable, we thank you for moving your vehicle.


Street sweeping amid a storm like this is critical to prevent more debris from washing to our ocean.

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