Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA
550 AM PST MON JAN 23 2017

...HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS MORNING...

.A PACIFIC STORM WILL CONTINUE TO BRING THE THREAT OF HEAVY RAIN
TO THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILL REGIONS THROUGH THIS MORNING.
SIGNIFICANT RISES IN WATER LEVELS ARE POSSIBLE ALONG SMALL STREAMS
AND RIVERS WITH A THREAT OF ROCK SLIDES...MUD SLIDES AND DEBRIS
FLOWS.

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MARIPOSA, MADERA, AND FRESNO COUNTY FOOTHILLS-
TULARE COUNTY FOOTHILLS-KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COARSEGOLD...OAKHURST...SQUAW VALLEY...
AUBERRY...NORTH FORK...MARIPOSA...SPRINGVILLE...THREE RIVERS...
TEHACHAPI...LAKE ISABELLA...CAMP NELSON...GIANT FOREST...
LODGEPOLE...GRANT GROVE...JOHNSONDALE
550 AM PST MON JAN 23 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST THIS
MORNING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
  AREAS...KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS...MARIPOSA, MADERA, AND FRESNO
  COUNTY FOOTHILLS...TULARE COUNTY FOOTHILLS AND TULARE COUNTY
  MOUNTAINS.

* UNTIL 10 AM PST THIS MORNING

* PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN OVER THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF THE SIERRA
  FOOTHILLS AND KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL BE
  LIKELY OVER THE WEST AND NORTH FACING MOUNTAIN SLOPES ON TOP ON
  AN ALREADY SATURATED GROUND.

* LANDSLIDES AND ROCKSLIDES ARE VERY COMMON DURING INTENSE RAIN
  EVENTS AND COULD LEAD TO ROAD CLOSURES.

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.

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