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avatar Winter storm warning
January 02, 2017 12:30PM
Urgent - winter weather message
National weather service reno nv
624 am pst mon jan 2 2017

Mono county-
Including the cities of bridgeport and mammoth lakes
624 am pst mon jan 2 2017

...Winter storm warning in effect from 4 pm tuesday to 4 am pst

The national weather service in reno has issued a winter storm
Warning for heavy snow, which is in effect from 4 pm tuesday to 4
Am pst thursday.

* timing: snow will increase tuesday afternoon and become heavy at
Times through wednesday night.

* snow accumulations: 2 to 3 feet above 8000 feet with 6 to 14
Inches along highway 395 and up to 6 inches elsewhere.

* winds: southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Ridge
Gusts up to 100 mph.

* snow levels: rising to near 6000 feet wednesday.

* impacts: snow will cause slick snow covered roads with chain or
Snow tire restrictions expected. Gusty winds could cause areas
Of low visibility due to blowing snow with near whiteout
Conditions at times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Travel will be dangerous! Carry tire chains, flashlight, extra
Food, water and clothing in your car in case you get stuck. Let a
Friend or relative know your travel plans, especially if you are
Heading into the back country.
Re: Winter storm warning
January 03, 2017 02:08PM
Damn was hoping to get out to Dewey this weekend. Might hold off till next weekend as this weekend forecast looks iffy.
avatar Flash flood watch
January 03, 2017 03:05PM
Flood watch
National weather service hanford ca
1136 am pst tue jan 3 2017

Mariposa, madera, and fresno county foothills-
Tulare county foothills-
Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
Tulare county mountains-
Including the cities of...Coarsegold...Oakhurst...Squaw valley...
Auberry...North fork...Mariposa...Springville...Three rivers...
Devils postpile...Florence lake...Lake thomas edison...
Tuolumne meadows...Bass lake...Fish camp...Wawona...Camp nelson...
Giant forest...Lodgepole...Grant grove...Johnsondale
1136 am pst tue jan 3 2017

...Flash flood watch remains in effect from 4 pm pst this
Afternoon through thursday afternoon...

The flash flood watch continues for

* a portion of central california...Including the following
Areas...Mariposa, madera, and fresno county foothills...Sierra
Nevada from yosemite to kings canyon...Tulare county foothills
And tulare county mountains.

* from 4 pm pst this afternoon through thursday afternoon

* heavy rainfall is expected during this period resulting in
Rapid rises along small streams and rivers and the threat of
Flash flooding. Rain totals of 1 to 4 inches are likely with
Local amounts of up to 6 inches.

* impacts...Flooding of roads... Highways... Small streams and
Rivers. Rock slides and mud and debris flows with possible
Road closures. A threat of flash flooding... Particularly in
The vicinity of burn scars. Downed trees with the possibility
Of areal power outages.

.Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead
To flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
Should flash flood warnings be issued.


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