San Francisco Weather

Severe Weather

Current Watches and Warnings

More Maps

California, Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon

Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 5:01 AM PST on February 20, 2017

Expires 1:00 PM EST on February 21, 2017


... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 10 am PST Tuesday
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 south.

* 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
outages.

* Winds... southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 70 mph.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.



Riley


Areal Flood Warning

Statement as of 9:59 AM PST on February 19, 2017

Expires 7:00 PM EST on February 23, 2017


... A Flood Warning for urban areas and small streams remains in
effect until 400 PM PST Thursday for Colusa... Yolo... Sutter...
Solano... Plumas... alpine... Placer... Shasta... Lassen... Amador...
Tuolumne... Sacramento... lake... Stanislaus... San Joaquin... El
Dorado... Calaveras... Tehama... Butte... Glenn... Sierra... Yuba and
Nevada counties...

* interior northern California will experience another significant
uptick in flooding problems starting late tonight and continuing
through Monday night as an intense atmospheric river type storm
arrives.

* Our entire region has saturated soils and many flooded areas
already. This will enhance the impact of additional heavy rains
this week.

* Additional stress will be placed on levees, rivers, creeks, and
streams.

* We may see flooding in locations which haven't been impacted in
many years.

* We are strongly advising all residents in interior northern
California to be prepared for flooding.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Be prepared to evacuate if flooding should affect your area. Gather
a "go bag" with important items like medications and hard to replace
documents. Do not Forget to plan for you pets and animals.

Please never drive across flooded waters and roadways, especially
flowing water. Most people who are killed or injured during floods
are attempting to drive through flooded waters. Turn around, don't
drown!

Lat... Lon 3725 12146 3810 12157 3808 12230 3832 12206
      3884 12229 3867 12262 3907 12309 3950 12306
      3955 12288 4033 12307 4058 12269 4117 12246
      4118 12250 4118 12133 4059 12132 3835 11963
      3776 11988 3780 12018 3713 12122


Mk


Areal Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory

Statement as of 5:08 AM PST on February 20, 2017

Expires 7:30 AM EST on February 22, 2017


... Flood Watch remains in effect through Tuesday morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of central California, including the following areas,
east central San Joaquin Valley, Mariposa, Madera, Fresno, and
Tulare County foothills, Sierra Nevada from Tulare County north
to Yosemite National Park below 7000 feet, and west central San
Joaquin Valley.

* Through Tuesday morning

* an incoming strong storm system will bring a period of excessive
rainfall to central California. The heaviest rainfall will occur
this morning through this afternoon.

* 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.

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.



Riley


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



Hydrologic Statement

Statement as of 9:10 AM PST on February 20, 2017

Expires 2:10 PM EST on February 21, 2017


Forecast information for
Merced River at pohono bridge
* at 8:00 am Monday the stage was 5.1 feet
* forecast to rise to near 7.0 ft early tomorrow then forecast to
fluctuate near 7.0 ft thru tomorrow late morning.
* 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





Areal Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory

Statement as of 5:08 AM PST on February 20, 2017

Expires 7:30 AM EST on February 22, 2017


... Flood Watch remains in effect through Tuesday morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of central California, including the following areas,
east central San Joaquin Valley, Mariposa, Madera, Fresno, and
Tulare County foothills, Sierra Nevada from Tulare County north
to Yosemite National Park below 7000 feet, and west central San
Joaquin Valley.

* Through Tuesday morning

* an incoming strong storm system will bring a period of excessive
rainfall to central California. The heaviest rainfall will occur
this morning through this afternoon.

* 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.

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.



Riley


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



Weather Severe Map
Alaska - Blizzard Warning
American Samoa - Flash Flood Watch
California - Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning, Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Watch , High Surf Advisory , Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory , High Wind Warning, Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory, High Wind Warning , High Wind Watch , High Wind Warning , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Hydrologic Statement , Hydrologic Statement, Avalanche Warning
Colorado - Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Watch
Hawaii - High Surf Advisory , Wind Advisory
Idaho - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Watch , Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory , Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory
Kansas - Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning
Minnesota - Flood Warning
Montana - Areal Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory
Nebraska - Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning
Nevada - Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Winter Storm Warning , Avalanche Warning , Hydrologic Statement , Public Information Statement
New Mexico - Fire Weather Watch
North Dakota - Flood Warning
Oregon - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning, Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory
South Dakota - Areal Flood Advisory
Texas - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Washington - Areal Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory
Wisconsin - Flood Warning
Wyoming - Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , High Wind Watch , High Wind Warning , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement

More From CBS San Francisco

Get The New CBS SF Bay Area Local App
Got Our Weather App?
Listen to Radio.com Anywhere, Anytime!

Listen Live