Kern County, California
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Flash Flood Watch
CAZ093>095-097-231400-
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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
1000 PM PST SUN JAN 22 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT 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.

* THROUGH MONDAY MORNING

* PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN OVER THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF THE SIERRA
FOOTHILLS AND KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS
OF 0.5 TO 1.5 INCHES WILL BE LIKELY OVER THE WEST AND NORTH
FACING MOUNTAIN SLOPES.

* 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.

&&

$$

Winter Storm Warning
CAZ095-231800-
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KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TEHACHAPI...LAKE ISABELLA
255 AM PST MON JAN 23 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST THIS
MORNING...

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 8 INCHES. UP TO 2
INCHES POSSIBLE AT PASS LEVEL.

* TIMING...SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS MORNING. SNOW
LEVELS WILL LOWER TO NEAR 4000 FEET THIS MORNING.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* LOCATIONS...THE GRAPEVINE AREA ALONG INTERSTATE 5...FRAZIER
PARK...CUDDY VALLEY...ALTA SIERRA...TEHACHAPI AND WALKER PASS.

* HAZARD TYPES...WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...THE HEAVY SNOW WILL MAKE MANY ROADS IMPASSABLE AND
MAY PRODUCE WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES DUE TO THE WEIGHT OF THE
SNOW ON TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES. STRONG WINDS WILL LEAD TO
BLOWING SNOW...REDUCED VISIBILITY...AND ADDITIONAL POWER
OUTAGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

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