Mono Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 2:58 PM PST Feb. 19, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning now in effect from 10 PM this evening to
4 PM PST Tuesday above 7000 feet...

The Winter Storm Warning above 7000 feet is now in effect from
10 PM this evening to 4 PM PST Tuesday.

* Timing: periods of light snow this afternoon will increase
this evening, with heavy snow pushing into the region late
tonight and continuing through early Tuesday morning.

* Snow accumulations: above 8000 feet... 18 to 36 inches with
locally up to 4 feet along the Sierra crest. Between 7000
and 8000 feet... 8 to 20 inches. Below 7000 feet... up to 8
inches with less than 4 inches below 6500 feet.

* Winds: south to southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 55
mph. Sierra ridge gusts over 100 mph.

* Snow levels: near 7000 feet... rising to between 7500 and 8000
feet on Monday.

* Impacts: heavy snow will create dangerous conditions, with
travel being severely impacted over the Sierra passes.
Whiteout conditions are likely over the passes and in the
backcountry.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Avoid travel if possible tonight through Monday night, you could
be stuck in your vehicle for many hours. If you must travel,
prepare for long delays and carry an emergency kit with extra
food, water and clothing. If you stay home, have a backup plan in
case of power outages.





Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:30 PM PST Feb. 19, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect from 1 am PST Monday through
Tuesday morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of east central California, including the following
area, Mono County.

* From 1 am PST Monday through Tuesday morning

* a strong atmospheric river will bring heavy rain with high snow
levels. Moderate to heavy rain and snow melt will contribute to
increasing flows on rivers and streams with an enhanced flood
potential late Sunday night through Tuesday.

* The highest risk of flooding is along creeks, streams, and
poor drainage areas. The Walker River will see appreciable
rises, but at this time is expected to remain below flood
stage.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Small creeks and streams are the most susceptible to flooding.
Excessive rainfall may also generate rock and mud slides in steep
terrain. Persons living along small creeks and streams should
monitor the latest weather information at weather.Gov/Reno and be
prepared to take action should flooding occur.




Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:30 PM PST Feb. 19, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect from 1 am PST Monday through
Tuesday morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of east central California, including the following
area, Mono County.

* From 1 am PST Monday through Tuesday morning

* a strong atmospheric river will bring heavy rain with high snow
levels. Moderate to heavy rain and snow melt will contribute to
increasing flows on rivers and streams with an enhanced flood
potential late Sunday night through Tuesday.

* The highest risk of flooding is along creeks, streams, and
poor drainage areas. The Walker River will see appreciable
rises, but at this time is expected to remain below flood
stage.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Small creeks and streams are the most susceptible to flooding.
Excessive rainfall may also generate rock and mud slides in steep
terrain. Persons living along small creeks and streams should
monitor the latest weather information at weather.Gov/Reno and be
prepared to take action should flooding occur.