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Alpine CA-El Dorado CA-Placer CA-Sierra CA-Nevada CA-Washoe NV-
Douglas NV-Carson City NV-
434 PM PST SAT DEC 10 2016
The National Weather Service in Reno has extended the
* Flood Advisory for Rapid Rises for...
Alpine County in northern California...
El Dorado County in northern California...
Placer County in central California...
Sierra County in northern California...
Nevada County in northern California...
Southern Washoe County in western Nevada...
Douglas County in western Nevada...
Western Carson City in western Nevada...
* Until 645 PM PST
* At 426 PM PST, High flows on creeks and streams across the Lake
Tahoe Basin and western Nevada will continue this evening as
rainfall begins to diminish across over the next few hours.
* Flooding near creeks, streams, drainage ditches, urban areas and
pastures has been reported throughout the region. Water levels
will quickly recede in the creeks around the Tahoe Basin as the
rainfall ends, with high flows persisting in the lower elevations
and valley locations into this evening.
Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall has caused
flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets
and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.
LAT...LON 3969 12035 3968 11974 3869 11968 3867 11995
3882 12004 3885 12016 3920 12025 3933 12032
Plumas CA-Alpine CA-Placer CA-El Dorado CA-Calaveras CA-Tehama CA-
Butte CA-Sierra CA-Yuba CA-Amador CA-Nevada CA-
434 PM PST SAT DEC 10 2016
...THE FLOOD ADVISORY FOR RAIN AND SNOWMELT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
1045 PM PST SATURDAY FOR SOUTHERN PLUMAS...NORTHWESTERN ALPINE...
PLACER...EL DORADO...NORTHWESTERN CALAVERAS...SOUTHEASTERN TEHAMA...
CENTRAL BUTTE...SIERRA...NORTHEASTERN YUBA...AMADOR AND NEVADA
At 427 PM PST, Moderate to heavy rain and snowmelt is causing street
flooding with streams running higher and faster over much of the
west slope of the Sierra Nevada. Minor flooding may occur along
streams into the evening. 12 hour rainfall amounts of 2 to 5 inches
has been widespread over these areas.
Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Paradise, Auburn, Grass Valley, Placerville, Jackson, Brush Creek Rs,
Downieville, Cisco, Quincy, Kirkwood, Blue Canyon, Big Bend Summit,
Soda Springs, Pulga, Sierra City, Baxter, El Dorado Hills, Cameron
Park, Paloma and San Andreas.
LAT...LON 3815 12083 3951 12148 3990 12179 4010 12089
3997 12078 3971 12072 3968 12068 3971 12063
3961 12047 3949 12044 3944 12037 3919 12025
3885 12016 3882 12005 3855 11994
319 PM PST SAT DEC 10 2016
The Flood Warning continues for
The Truckee River Near Truckee.
* UNTIL SUNDAY MORNING.
* At 2:30 PM Saturday the stage was 4.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 4.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage this afternoon and crest near 4.6
feet. The river will fall below flood stage this evening.
* Impact...At 5.0 feet...Minor flooding from Bear Creek in the
Alpine Meadows area to Truckee. Truckee River bike path between
the River Ranch at Alpine Meadows Road to Tahoe City flooded up to
a foot deep. Minor flooding of basements and yards of some
low-lying homes along the river. About 2850 cfs.
LAT...LON 3918 12021 3932 12022 3939 12010 3938 12009 3919 12019
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-GREATER RENO-CARSON CITY-MINDEN AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, TRUCKEE, STATELINE,
INCLINE VILLAGE, AND GARDNERVILLE
937 AM PST SAT DEC 10 2016
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
* PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AND WESTERN NEVADA,
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS, IN EAST CENTRAL CALIFORNIA,
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA. IN WESTERN NEVADA, GREATER LAKE TAHOE
AREA AND GREATER RENO-CARSON CITY-MINDEN AREA.
* THROUGH THIS EVENING
* HEAVY RAIN FROM AN AN ATMOSPHERIC RIVER WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE
NORTHERN SIERRA AND LAKE TAHOE BASIN THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.
SNOW LEVELS SHOULD REMAIN NEAR 8000 FEET, BUT SOME SPOTTERS HAVE
REPORTED ACCUMULATING SNOW AROUND THE TAHOE BASIN AS LOW AS
* THE GREATEST THREAT FOR FLOODING IS NEAR SMALL CREEKS, STREAMS,
AND RECENTLY BURNED SLOPES SUCH AS THE LITTLE VALLEY FIRE. ROCK
AND MUD SLIDES ARE LIKELY NEAR STEEP TERRAIN.
* FLOODING HAS BEEN REPORTED IN THE MOGUL AREA SO FAR TODAY. ROCK,
MUD SLIDES AND PONDING OF WATER IS IMPACTING TRAVEL ON
SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS ARE THE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLOODING.
EXCESSIVE RAINFALL MAY ALSO GENERATE ROCK AND MUD SLIDES IN STEEP
TERRAIN. PERSONS LIVING ALONG SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS SHOULD
MONITOR THE LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION AT WEATHER.GOV/RENO AND BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING OCCUR.
$$Lake Wind Advisory
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, STATELINE,
AND INCLINE VILLAGE
308 PM PST SAT DEC 10 2016
...LAKE WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST SUNDAY FOR
* TIMING: WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.
* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH.
* WAVE HEIGHTS: 2 TO 4 FEET.
* SMALL BOATS, KAYAKS AND PADDLE BOARDS WILL BE PRONE TO
CAPSIZING AND SHOULD REMAIN OFF LAKE WATERS UNTIL CONDITIONS
CHECK LAKE CONDITIONS BEFORE HEADING OUT AND BE PREPARED FOR A
SUDDEN INCREASE IN WINDS AND WAVE HEIGHTS. CONSIDER POSTPONING
BOATING ACTIVITIES ON THE LAKE UNTIL A DAY WITH LESS WIND.
$$Special Weather Statement
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Truckee,
Markleeville, Stateline, Glenbrook, and Incline Village
854 AM PST Sat Dec 10 2016
...SNOW STICKING AT TAHOE AREA PASSES...
Heavy precipitation continues to fall around the Lake Tahoe
Basin, with snow levels fluctuating between from 6500 to 8000
feet. Some area passes have become snow covered, including Mount
Rose, Brockway, Spooner, and Kingsbury Summits. Additional snow
amounts of 6 to 10 inches are possible for elevations above 8000
feet, with several inches of snow down to 7000 feet.
Donner and Echo Summits are currently wet with no controls, but
its possible that we could see light snow accumulations up to a
couple inches later this afternoon.
If you have travel plans today or tonight to head over the passes
around Lake Tahoe, make sure to check for road conditions before
you leave and allow for extra time to reach your destinations.
$$Special Weather Statement
Shasta Lake Area / Northern Shasta County-
Burney Basin / Eastern Shasta County-Northern Sacramento Valley-
Central Sacramento Valley-Southern Sacramento Valley-
Carquinez Strait and Delta-Northern San Joaquin Valley-
Mountains Southwestern Shasta County to Northern Lake County-
Clear Lake/Southern Lake County-
Northeast Foothills/Sacramento Valley-Motherlode-
Western Plumas County/Lassen Park-
West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada-
Including the cities of Shasta Dam, Burney, Redding, Red Bluff,
Chico, Oroville, Marysville/Yuba City, Sacramento,
Fairfield/Suisun, Stockton, Modesto, Alder Springs, Lakeport,
Paradise, Grass Valley, Jackson, Chester, Quincy, and Blue Canyon
139 PM PST Sat Dec 10 2016
...More Rain and Snow Tuesday through Thursday...
*Travel delays due to slick, messy roads with potential of poor
visibility due to heavy rain
*Roadway and small stream flooding possible in areas of poor or
*Potential material flow from 2014 King Fire burn area
*High, Wet pattern
*Medium, Precipitation amounts and snow levels
.Timing and Strength...
*Heaviest precipitation Tuesday and Thursday with lighter
*Total 4 to 7 inches over Sierra Nevada and foothills, 1 to 3
inches in Valley
*12 to 24 inches new snowfall near and above Sierra Nevada
*Snow levels 3500 feet to 6000 feet north to south with lowest
snow levels Thursday