Madera County, California
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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
Mariposa, Madera, and Fresno County Foothills-
Tulare County Foothills-
Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon-
Tulare County Mountains-
Including the cities of 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
559 PM PST Tue Feb 21 2017


The Flood Watch continues for

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

* Until 10 PM PST this evening

* The combination of already wet soils and additional rain could
aggravate the flood threat in poor drainage areas and along
small streams and creeks this morning. Mud slides, rock slides
and fallen trees are still possible in some locations.


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.


Winter Storm Warning
Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon-
Tulare County Mountains-
601 PM PST Tue Feb 21 2017


* ACCUMULATIONS...Another few inches of snow will be possible
through the evening hours.

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

* TIMING...through 10 pm this evening.

* 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 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 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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