July 30, 2021 - The National Weather Service Hanford Office reports a Flash Flood Watch is in effect starting at noon Friday through 8:00 P.M. Saturday for elevations above 5,000 feet in the Tehachapi Mountains and Sierra Nevada.
Monsoonal moisture may lead to heavy downpours in thunderstorms, bringing with it a risk of debris flow flooding. Hikers and Campers should stay alert to changes in the weather and never set up camp in low lying areas which could be suddenly flooded due to heavy rainfalls in higher elevations.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.
Flash Flood Watch
Flood Watch National Weather Service Hanford CA 235 AM PDT Fri Jul 30 2021 Central Sierra-North Kings River-Sequoia Kings-Lake Isabella- Tehachapi Area- Including the cities of Devils Postpile, Florence Lake, Lake Thomas Edison, Tuolumne Meadows, Bass Lake, Fish Camp, Wawona, Lake Wishon, Huntington Lake, Shaver Lake, Camp Nelson, Giant Forest, Lodgepole, Cedar Grove, Grant Grove, Hume Lake, Johnsondale, Lake Isabella, Kernville, and Tehachapi 235 AM PDT Fri Jul 30 2021 ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON PDT TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING... The Flash Flood Watch continues for * A portion of central California, including the following areas, Central Sierra, Lake Isabella, North Kings River, Sequoia Kings, and Tehachapi Area. * From noon PDT today through Saturday evening * Thunderstorms with heavy rainfall possible. * Flash flooding may cause mud slides, rock falls, and debris flows near and below areas that receive heavy rainfall. Hikers and campers should stay alert to changes in the weather and never set up camp in low lying areas which could be suddenly flooded due to heavy rainfalls in higher elevations. 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.