Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA
100 PM PST SAT JAN 21 2017

...HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING POSSIBLE SUNDAY...

.A PACIFIC STORM WILL BRING THE THREAT OF HEAVY RAIN TO THE
MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILL REGIONS STARTING LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY NIGHT. 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
100 PM PST SAT JAN 21 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

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...TULARE COUNTY
  FOOTHILLS AND TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS.

* FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING

* PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN OVER THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF THE SIERRA
  FOOTHILLS AND KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS. RAINFALL TOTALS OF AMOUNTS
  OF 1 TO 2.5 INCHES WILL BE LIKELY OVER THE WEST TO SOUTH FACING
  MOUNTAIN SLOPES. SNOW LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO RISE SUNDAY
  AFTERNOON RESULTING IN ADDITIONAL RUNOFF FROM SNOW MELT.

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

* TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT. SOME ROADS MAY BE FLOODED OR
  IMPASSABLE. AVOID DRIVING THROUGH UNKNOWN DEPTHS OF WATER...
  TURN AROUND...DON`T DROWN.

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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MV



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