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Flood Advisory
Madera CA-Fresno CA-
421 PM PST SUN FEB 19 2017

The National Weather Service in Hanford CA has extended the

* Flood Advisory for...
A Dam Floodgate Release in...
South central Madera County in central California...
Central Fresno County in central California...

* Until 430 AM PST Wednesday

* Above normal water releases from Friant Dam will bring a threat of
minor flooding along and adjacent to the San Joaquin River
downstream to Mendota.


Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely.

A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding
of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.


LAT...LON 3701 11972 3699 11969 3697 11972 3694 11972
3690 11977 3686 11978 3685 11980 3684 11983
3684 11990 3682 12000 3681 12003 3681 12008
3680 12013 3677 12019 3678 12021 3676 12023
3676 12032 3680 12032 3679 12027 3680 12020
3682 12013 3683 12009 3683 12004 3685 11996
3686 11983 3689 11980 3694 11977


Flood Watch
West Central San Joaquin Valley-East Central San Joaquin Valley-
Mariposa, Madera, and Fresno County Foothills-
Tulare County Foothills-
Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon-
Tulare County Mountains-
Including the cities of Los Banos, Coalinga, Mendota, Fresno,
Coarsegold, Oakhurst, Squaw Valley, Auberry, North Fork,
Mariposa, Springville, Three Rivers, Devils Postpile,
Florence Lake, Lake Thomas Edison, Tuolumne Meadows, Bass Lake,
Fish Camp, Wawona, Camp Nelson, Giant Forest, Lodgepole,
Grant Grove, and Johnsondale
834 PM PST Mon Feb 20 2017


The Flood Watch continues for

* A portion of central California, including the following
areas, East Central San Joaquin Valley, Mariposa, Madera, and
Fresno County Foothills, Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings
Canyon, Tulare County Foothills, Tulare County Mountains, and
West Central San Joaquin Valley.

* Through Tuesday morning

* A strong storm system will continue to bring periods of
excessive rainfall to central California overnight and
Tuesday morning.

* The combination of already wet soils and moderate to heavy
rain could lead to excessive runoff. Flooding of small
streams, low water crossings and poor drainage areas will be
possible. Mud and rock slides in areas of higher terrain are
also possible.


A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.



Wind Advisory
West Central San Joaquin Valley-East Central San Joaquin Valley-
Mariposa, Madera, and Fresno County Foothills-
Including the cities of Los Banos, Coalinga, Mendota, Fresno,
Oakhurst, and Mariposa
955 PM PST Mon Feb 20 2017


* WINDS...Southeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* TIMING...through Tuesday morning.

* IMPACTS...Strong winds may blow down limbs...trees...and power
lines. Scattered power outages are expected. Uprooted trees
are also more likely with very wet soils from recent rains.


A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.



Winter Storm Warning
Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon-
Tulare County Mountains-
854 PM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

ABOVE 7000 FEET...

* ACCUMULATIONS...20 to 40 inches from Kings Canyon north to
Yosemite National Park above 8000 feet. 10 to 20 inches from
the Tulare and Kern County border north to Kings Canyon above
8000 feet. 8 to 18 inches between 7000 and 8000 feet from
Kings Canyon north to Yosemite National Park...lighter amounts

* LOCATIONS...Southern Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park
to the Tulare and Kern County border above 7000 feet.

* HAZARD TYPES...Heavy snow and blowing snow.

* TIMING...through Tuesday morning.

* 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

* WINDS...Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 70 mph.


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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