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avatar Winter Storm Watch
March 19, 2018 04:21PM
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Hanford CA
945 AM PDT Mon Mar 19 2018

CAZ096-097-200045-
/O.NEW.KHNX.WS.A.0005.180321T0600Z-180323T0600Z/
Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon-
Tulare County Mountains-
Including the cities of Camp Nelson, Giant Forest, Lodgepole,
and Johnsondale
945 AM PDT Mon Mar 19 2018

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT ABOVE 8000 FEET FROM TUESDAY
EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 1 TO 3
FEET LIKELY, WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS OF UP TO 4 FEET. The heaviest
snow is likely from Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning.

* WHERE...Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to the Kern
County line.

* WHEN...From Tuesday evening through Thursday evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Blowing and drifting snow and local
whiteout conditions possible. Hikers and campers over the high
Sierra should be prepared for hazardous wintry weather.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

&&

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DURFEE
avatar Flash Flood Watch
March 19, 2018 04:21PM
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Hanford CA
956 AM PDT Mon Mar 19 2018

...A storm will bring substantial rain to the foothills and
mountains below 8000 feet during midweek along with a threat
of flash flooding...

CAZ093>097-200100-
/O.NEW.KHNX.FF.A.0002.180321T1900Z-180323T0300Z/
/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-
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,
and Johnsondale
956 AM PDT Mon Mar 19 2018

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING FOR THE FOOTHILLS AND THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS
BELOW 8000 FEET...

The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of central California, including
the following areas, Kern County Mountains, Mariposa, Madera,
and Fresno County Foothills and elevations below 8000 feet in
the Sierra Nevada.

* From Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening

* Heavy rainfall will create excess runoff and bring a threat of
localized flash flooding, mud slides, rock slides and debris
flows, particularly in the vicinity of burn scars. Some roads
may become impassable or become washed out. Residents should be
alert for rising waters on area streams with the possibility of
flooding.


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.

&&

$$
avatar Special Weather Statement
March 19, 2018 11:48PM
National Weather Service RENO NV
140 PM PDT Mon Mar 19 2018

CAZ070>073-NVZ001>005-201200-
Surprise Valley California-Lassen-Eastern Plumas-
Eastern Sierra Counties-Greater Lake Tahoe Area-Mono County-
Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties-Greater Reno-Carson City-
Minden Area-Western Nevada Basin and Range including Pyramid Lake-
Northern Washoe County-
Including the cities of Cedarville, Eagleville, Fort Bidwell,
Portola, Susanville, Westwood, Sierraville, Loyalton,
South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Truckee, Markleeville, Bridgeport,
Coleville, Lee Vining, Mammoth Lakes, Hawthorne, Yerington,
Smith Valley, Mina, Schurz, Stateline, Glenbrook,
Incline Village, Sparks, Verdi, Gardnerville, Virginia City,
Fernley, Fallon, Lovelock, Silver Springs, Nixon, Imlay, Empire,
and Gerlach
140 PM PDT Mon Mar 19 2018

...SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM LATER WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY
NIGHT...

Light valley rain and Sierra snow and rain will develop Tuesday
and Tuesday night, with some travel impacts possible for Sierra
and northeast California passes. A much stronger system will bring
lower valley rain, Sierra rain and snow, and gusty winds starting
on Wednesday and continuing until a cold front moves through late
Thursday into Friday morning.

Impact details Wednesday through Friday:

- SIERRA:

* Snow levels will start out fairly high, between 7500 and 8500
feet, Wednesday and Wednesday night before falling Thursday
night into Friday as colder air filters into the region. Several
feet of snowfall are likely in the High Sierra by Friday
morning. Snowfall in the Tahoe Basin below 7000 feet, and in
Mono County below 8000 feet, is more uncertain and will depend
on how fast snow levels fall. Still, significant travel impacts
for the main Sierra passes including Interstate 80 and Highway
50 are likely by Thursday, continuing into Friday morning...
with impacts to Highway 395 in Mono County possible by late
Thursday night.

* Strong winds are likely over mountain ridges, with periodic
stronger gusts surfacing in Sierra valley locations.

- WESTERN AND WEST-CENTRAL NEVADA:

* For Wednesday night and Thursday, rain is expected to develop in
the valleys and foothills of western Nevada. A few snowflakes
may mix in with the rain in the foothills by early Friday
morning, but accumulations are unlikely below 5500 feet.

* Winds are expected to be gusty, which could bring periodic
impacts to aviation and high-profile vehicles along with choppy
conditions on area lakes. Currently the two periods of strongest
winds look to be Wednesday and again Thursday afternoon.

$$
avatar Winter Storm Warning
March 20, 2018 03:32PM
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Hanford CA
1154 AM PDT Tue Mar 20 2018

CAZ096-097-210300-
/O.CON.KHNX.WS.W.0006.180321T0000Z-180323T0600Z/
Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon-
Tulare County Mountains-
Including the cities of Devils Postpile, Florence Lake,
Lake Thomas Edison, Tuolumne Meadows, Bass Lake, Fish Camp,
Wawona, Camp Nelson, Giant Forest, Lodgepole, Grant Grove,
and Johnsondale
1154 AM PDT Tue Mar 20 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 11 PM PDT THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 3
feet with localized amounts up to 5 feet.

* WHERE...Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon and Tulare
County Mountains above 8000 feet.

* WHEN...From 5 PM this afternoon to 11 PM PDT Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very difficult to
impossible. Tree branches could fall. Be prepared for
significant reductions in visibility at times and power
outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you
must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for
this area is 1 8 0 0 4 2 7 7 6 2 3.

&&

$$

WP
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