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avatar Hydrologic Outlook
January 14, 2019 10:09AM
HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
CAZ093-094-096-097-142215-

HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
National Weather Service HANFORD CA
205 AM PST Mon Jan 14 2019

...HEAVY RAINFALL AND A THREAT OF FLOODING IS LIKELY WEDNESDAY
EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY IN THE SIERRA FOOTHILLS AND THE SIERRA
NEVADA BELOW 7000 FEET...

A Pacific storm system will bring an abundance of precipitation
into mainly the higher elevations north of Kern County during
midweek. Heavy rain from this storm could result in flash
flooding, washed out roads, mud slides, rock slides and debris
flows, particularly in the vicinity of the burn scars. Flooding
is also possible near and along rivers and streams in the Sierra
foothills Wednesday night through Thursday. Rain totals of 2 to
4 inches could occur in this region by Thursday evening.

In the Sierra above 7,000 feet, heavy snow accumulations and
hazardous winter travel is likely during mid to late week where up
to 4 feet of new snow is possible.

Residents in the foothills and higher elevations of the Sierra
should be prepared for the possibility of life threatening
flooding and closely monitor the latest National Weather Service
forecasts this week for Flash Flood Watches and Warnings. If you
live in a flood prone area, this would be a good time to review
an emergency escape plan in the event high water or a debris flow
threatens your home. Burn scars that might be impacted by heavy
rain include the Ferguson burn scar, Railroad burn scar and the
Pier burn scar.

$$
Durfee
avatar Winter Weather Advisory
January 14, 2019 04:10PM
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
338 PM PST Mon Jan 14 2019

CAZ073-160000-
/O.NEW.KREV.WW.Y.0005.190116T0000Z-190117T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KREV.WS.A.0002.190117T0000Z-190118T1200Z/
Mono County-
Including the cities of Bridgeport, Coleville, and Mammoth Lakes
338 PM PST Mon Jan 14 2019

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM TUESDAY TO 4 PM
PST WEDNESDAY...
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Tuesday-Wednesday. Moderate snow with accumulations of up
to 4 inches east of Highway 395, except 6 to 18 inches above
west of Highway 395 are expected. Winds gusting as high as 65
mph.

Wednesday-Thursday: Heavy snow and blizzard conditions
possible. Total snow accumulations 2 to 4 feet possible above
8000 feet. 1 to 2 feet down to 7000 feet with less than 1 foot
below 7000 feet. Wind gust across the Sierra as high as 100 mph.

* WHERE...Mono County.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 4 PM Tuesday to 4
PM PST Wednesday. For the Winter Storm Watch, from Wednesday
afternoon through late Thursday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to
impossible Wednesday and Thursday with white out conditions
possible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or
evening commute. Very strong winds could cause extensive tree
damage.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads
and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

Now is the time to prepare an emergency kit for your home and
car. If traveling consider alternate plans, remember to carry
tire chains, extra food, water and clothing. Once the storm
arrives, travel may be difficult or impossible for an extended
period of time.

The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

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avatar Winter Weather Advisory
January 14, 2019 04:11PM
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Hanford CA
125 PM PST Mon Jan 14 2019

CAZ096-150600-
/O.NEW.KHNX.WW.Y.0004.190116T0000Z-190117T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KHNX.WS.A.0003.190117T0000Z-190118T1200Z/
Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon-
125 PM PST Mon Jan 14 2019

...A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM TUESDAY TO 4 PM
PST WEDNESDAY ABOVE 5000 FEET...
...A WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM WEDNESDAY TO 4 AM
FRIDAY ABOVE 6000 FEET...

* WHAT...Snow. Snow expected above 5,000 feet from Tuesday
afternoon until Wednesday afternoon. Total snow accumulations
above 5,000 feet of 8 to 12 inches from Tuesday afternoon until
Wednesday afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 60 mph on
exposed ridgetops and near the crest. A Winter Storm Watch is in
effect from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday night for total
snow accumulations of two to three feet above 6,000 feet.

* WHERE...Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 4 PM Tuesday to 4
PM PST Wednesday. For the Winter Storm Watch, from Wednesday
afternoon through late Thursday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to
impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning
or evening commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads
and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

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.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

$$
BS
avatar Flash Flood Watch
January 15, 2019 11:04AM
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Hanford CA
523 AM PST Tue Jan 15 2019

CAZ093-094-096-097-152130-
/O.NEW.KHNX.FF.A.0001.190117T0000Z-190118T0500Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
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, and Johnsondale
523 AM PST Tue Jan 15 2019

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING FOR THE SIERRA FOOTHILLS AND THE SIERRA NEVADA
BELOW 7000 FEET...

The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch 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 Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening

* Heavy rain totaling 2 to as much as 4 inches may lead to
excessive runoff, rising water levels on area rivers and streams
and a threat of flash flooding. Additionally, mud slides, rock
slides and debris flows are possible in some locations,
especially in the vicinity of the Ferguson, Railroad and Pier
burn scars. Some roads may become closed, impassable, or washed
out.


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 National Weather Forecasts and be prepared to
move to a safe location should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.
If you live in a flood prone area, this would be a good time to
review an emergency escape plan in the event high water or a
debris flow threatens your home.

&&

$$
Durfee
Re: Hydrologic Outlook
January 16, 2019 10:15PM
We are getting tons of rain in Napa---and flood watches for the usual places. God, we need this rain!



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