Updated at 1:15 P.M. Thursday: Continued until 6:00 P.M. Thursday
February 11, 2019 - The National Weather Service Hanford Office reports a Flood Watch has been issued for the Sierra foothills below 5,000 Feet and entire San Joaquin Valley.
Moderate to heavy rain at times is expected from late Tuesday Night and continue into Thursday Morning .
The ground is saturated after several storms over the past few weeks.
Nuisance street flooding is possible across parts of the San Joaquin Valley that are prone to flooding.
Rainfall on existing snowpack will cause local creeks and streams will rise.
Monitor NOAA Weather Radio, media sources, Facebook and Twitter for updates. Stay alert for any Flood Warnings that may be issued by the NWS.
Flood Watch National Weather Service Hanford CA 1242 PM PST Mon Feb 11 2019 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 1242 PM PST Mon Feb 11 2019 ...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING BELOW 5000 FEET... The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a * Flood Watch 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. * From late Tuesday night through Thursday morning * Heavy rain will move in late Tuesday night and continue through late Wednesday night. Rain on top of snow will potentially create flooding concerns in areas below 5000 feet in the Sierra. * Rivers and streams will rise on Wednesday as rain increases through the day. Street flooding and mudslides are also possible in foothill communities. 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.Source: NWS