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avatar Winter storm warning
February 05, 2017 01:15PM
Urgent - winter weather message
National weather service hanford ca
1214 pm pst sun feb 5 2017

Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
1214 pm pst sun feb 5 2017

...Winter storm warning remains in effect from 10 pm this evening
To 10 pm pst monday above 6000 feet...

* locations...Southern sierra nevada from yosemite national park
To kings canyon above 6000 feet.

* hazard types...Heavy snow and blowing snow.

* accumulations...Snow accumulation of 12 to 18 inches...Local
Amounts up to 2 feet possible along the crest.

* timing...From 10 pm pst sunday evening through monday evening.

* winds...Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* impacts...The heavy snow will make many roads impassable and
May produce widespread power outages due to the weight of the
Snow on tree limbs and power lines. Strong winds will lead to
Blowing snow...Reduced visibility...And additional power

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A winter storm warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
Conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
Are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an
Emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food,
And water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

avatar Flood watch
February 05, 2017 02:11PM
National weather service reno nv
1234 pm pst sun feb 5 2017

Lassen-eastern plumas-eastern sierra counties-
Greater lake tahoe area-mono county-
Including the cities of portola, susanville, south lake tahoe,
Truckee, bridgeport, mammoth lakes, stateline,
And incline village
1234 pm pst sun feb 5 2017

...Flood watch in effect from monday evening through late tuesday

The national weather service in reno has issued a

* flood watch for much of the eastern sierra from lassen county
South to the tahoe basin and into mono county.

* the flood watch is in effect from monday evening through late
Tuesday night.

* a prolonged atmospheric river landfall will produce rising snow
Levels and torrential rains monday night through tuesday. This
Combination along with deep snow cover and wet ground is likely
To result in flooding issues across the eastern sierra and
Northeast california.

* the highest risk of flooding is along creeks, streams, and poor
Drainage areas monday night through tuesday evening. Some of the
Main rivers such as the pit, susan, and feather have a good
Chance of hitting flood stages tuesday into wednesday. Rivers
Such as the truckee, carson, and walker will see appreciable
Rises but at this time are expected to remain below flood

* travel will also be impacted across the sierra by torrential
Rainfall monday night through tuesday. Low visibility,
Hydroplaning, and rock slides are all possible hazards along
Roadways including interstate 80, and highways 395 and 50.

* now is the time to clear drainages and gutters of snow and
Debris. People along creeks, rivers, and other flood prone areas
Should keep flood mitigation measures in place from earlier
Storms in january. Consider delaying travel over the mountains
Until wednesday, after the heaviest rains subside.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Small creeks and streams are the most susceptible to flooding.
Excessive rainfall may also generate rock and mud slides in steep
Terrain. Persons living along small creeks and streams should
Monitor the latest weather information at weather.Gov/reno and be
Prepared to take action should flooding occur.


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