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Areal Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory

Statement as of 4:51 AM PST on February 21, 2017

Expires 7:30 AM EST on February 22, 2017


... Flood Watch remains in effect until 10 am PST this morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* the Sierra foothills and the Sierra below 7,000 feet.

* Until 10 am PST this morning

* rain will continue along the west slopes of the Sierra this
morning with additional rainfall of a quarter of an inch to a
half inch.

* 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.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.


Kd



451 am PST Tue Feb 21 2017

... Flood Watch remains in effect until 10 am PST this morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* the Sierra foothills and the Sierra below 7,000 feet.

* Until 10 am PST this morning

* rain will continue along the west slopes of the Sierra this
morning with additional rainfall of a quarter of an inch to a
half inch.

* 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.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.


Kd


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.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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


Bean



Wind Advisory

Statement as of 9:55 PM PST on February 20, 2017

Expires 10:00 AM EST on February 21, 2017


... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 7 am PST Tuesday...

* 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.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.



Ds


Hydrologic Statement

Statement as of 2:48 PM PST on February 20, 2017

Expires 7:48 PM EST on February 21, 2017


Forecast information for
Merced River at pohono bridge
* at 2:00 PM Monday the stage was 5.6 feet
* forecast to fluctuate near 5.5 ft thru late this afternoon then
forecast to rise to near 7.0 ft tomorrow morning then forecast to
fluctuate near 7.0 ft thru tomorrow early afternoon.
* Flood stage 10.0 ft
* monitor stage msg ft
* impact... near 6.5 feet, river is closed to rafters and flotation.


Lat... Lon 3776 11975 3782 11956 3769 11952 3761 11968





Public Information Statement

Statement as of 10:25 PM PST on February 20, 2017

Expires 1:25 PM EST on February 21, 2017


... Wind reports...

Location speed time/date elevation (ft.)

... Sierra Nevada...
Bear Peak 58 mph 0410 PM 02/20 8228
Crane Flat 58 mph 0300 PM 02/20 6634

... San Joaquin Valley...
Panoche Road 81 mph 0227 PM 02/20 2055
Santa Rita Peak 58 mph 0757 PM 02/20 5000
Kettleman hills 49 mph 1050 am 02/20 810
Pacheco Pass 43 mph 0538 PM 02/20 1493
Highway 99 at Merced 40 mph 0530 PM 02/20 182
Firebaugh 40 mph 0545 PM 02/20 223
Merced Airport 40 mph 0416 PM 02/20 153
Hwy 99 south of Legrand Rd 40 mph 0411 PM 02/20 201
99 S of Mariposa way 40 mph 0632 PM 02/20 191
San Luis dam 40 mph 0702 PM 02/20 323
Fresno-Chandler Airport 38 mph 0415 PM 02/20 279
Madera Airport 38 mph 0602 PM 02/20 253
Lemoore Nas 36 mph 0331 PM 02/20 233
Atwater 35 mph 0400 PM 02/20 151
Hwy 46 at kecks Rd 35 mph 1102 am 02/20 790

... Kern County mountains...
blue Max 51 mph 0532 PM 02/20 5350

... Kern County desert...
laural mountain 45 mph 0326 PM 02/20 4390

... Foothills...
Smith Peak 46 mph 0816 PM 02/20 3871
Catheys Valley 43 mph 0627 PM 02/20 1233
Oakhurst Miami Highlands 39 mph 0734 PM 02/20 2549

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. Not all data listed are considered official.


NWS Hanford CA
Iris system

Areal Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory

Statement as of 4:51 AM PST on February 21, 2017

Expires 7:30 AM EST on February 22, 2017


... Flood Watch remains in effect until 10 am PST this morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* the Sierra foothills and the Sierra below 7,000 feet.

* Until 10 am PST this morning

* rain will continue along the west slopes of the Sierra this
morning with additional rainfall of a quarter of an inch to a
half inch.

* 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.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.


Kd



451 am PST Tue Feb 21 2017

... Flood Watch remains in effect until 10 am PST this morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* the Sierra foothills and the Sierra below 7,000 feet.

* Until 10 am PST this morning

* rain will continue along the west slopes of the Sierra this
morning with additional rainfall of a quarter of an inch to a
half inch.

* 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.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.


Kd


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.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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


Bean



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