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avatar Flash Flood Watch
February 16, 2017 07:33AM
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Hanford CA
400 AM PST Thu Feb 16 2017

...HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE FRIDAY...

.A strong and moist Pacific storm will bring widespread rain to
much of the area Friday. Periods of moderate to heavy rain will
lead to the possibility of flash flooding along the lower Sierra
Nevada and Kern County mountains and desert.

CAZ093>099-162130-
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Mariposa, Madera, and Fresno County Foothills-
Tulare County Foothills-Kern County Mountains-
Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon-
Tulare County Mountains-Indian Wells Valley-
Southeastern Kern County Desert-
Including the cities of Coarsegold, Oakhurst, Squaw Valley,
Auberry, North Fork, Mariposa, Springville, Three Rivers,
Tehachapi, Lake Isabella, Devils Postpile, Florence Lake,
Lake Thomas Edison, Tuolumne Meadows, Bass Lake, Fish Camp,
Wawona, Camp Nelson, Giant Forest, Lodgepole, Grant Grove,
Johnsondale, Inyokern, Ridgecrest, Rosamond, California City,
Randsburg, Edwards AFB, and Mojave
400 AM PST Thu Feb 16 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* A portion of central California, including the following
areas, Indian Wells Valley, Kern County Mountains, Mariposa,
Madera, and Fresno County Foothills, Sierra Nevada from
Yosemite to Kings Canyon, Southeastern Kern County Desert,
Tulare County Foothills, and Tulare County Mountains.

* From Friday morning through late Friday night

* One to two inches of rainfall is expected over the Sierra below
7000 feet, the Sierra foothills and the Kern County Mountains.
The rain may be heavy at times.

* The combination of already wet soils and moderate to heavy rain
could lead to excessive runoff. Flooding of small streams and
low water crossings will be possible.

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.

&&

$$

Bean
avatar Winter Storm Warning
February 16, 2017 07:33AM
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Hanford CA
350 AM PST Thu Feb 16 2017

CAZ096-097-162100-
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/O.NEW.KHNX.WS.W.0009.170217T1500Z-170218T1200Z/
Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon-
Tulare County Mountains-
350 AM PST Thu Feb 16 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM FRIDAY TO 4 AM PST
SATURDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET...

The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Winter Storm
Warning above 7000 feet for heavy snow...which is in effect from
7 AM Friday to 4 AM PST Saturday. The Winter Storm Watch is no
longer in effect.

* LOCATIONS...Southern Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park
to the Kern County line above 7000 feet.

* HAZARD TYPES...Heavy Snow and Blowing Snow.

* ACCUMULATIONS...Snow accumulation of 10 to 20 inches.

* TIMING...Precipitation will start out Friday morning becoming
heavy at times Friday afternoon and continuing through Friday
night.

* 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 and reduced visibility.

* WINDS...Southeast 10 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

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.

&&

$$

Bean
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