Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 5:03 AM PST Jan. 16, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 4 PM this
afternoon to 10 PM PST Thursday above 7000 feet...

* what... heavy snow expected above 7000 feet. Total snow
accumulations of up to 4 feet expected. Winds gusting as high
as 85 mph.

* Where... Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon and Tulare
County mountains.

* When... from 4 PM this afternoon to 10 PM PST Thursday.

* Additional details... travel could be very difficult to
impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning
or evening commute. Very strong winds could cause extensive
tree damage.

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 the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.



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Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:54 AM PST Jan. 16, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from this afternoon
through Thursday evening...

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. These areas now include elevations up
to 7,000 feet.

* From this afternoon through Thursday evening

* heavy rain totaling 2 to 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.



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Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:54 AM PST Jan. 16, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from this afternoon
through Thursday evening...

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. These areas now include elevations up
to 7,000 feet.

* From this afternoon through Thursday evening

* heavy rain totaling 2 to 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.



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