Mono Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 3:28 PM PST Feb. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 4 PM PST
Tuesday...

* timing: moderate to heavy snow and rain will continue through
Tuesday with the heaviest snow expected tonight.

* Additional snow accumulations: above 8000 feet... 15 to 30 inches
with locally up to 3 feet along the Sierra crest. Between 7000
and 8000 feet... 6 to 18 inches. Below 7000 feet... up to 8
inches with less than 4 inches below 6500 feet mainly on
Tuesday.

* Winds: south to southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 55
mph. Sierra ridge gusts up to 120 mph.

* Snow levels: between 7000 and 7500 feet through tonight. Snow
levels will then fall to near 6500 feet by Tuesday morning and
near 6000 feet by Tuesday afternoon.

* Impacts: heavy snow will create dangerous conditions, with
travel being severely impacted over the Sierra passes.
Snowfall rates will exceed 2 inches per hour at times,
producing whiteout conditions over the passes and in the
backcountry.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Avoid travel today through Tuesday, 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.





328 PM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 4 PM PST
Tuesday...

* timing: moderate to heavy snow and rain will continue through
Tuesday with the heaviest snow expected tonight.

* Additional snow accumulations: above 8000 feet... 15 to 30 inches
with locally up to 3 feet along the Sierra crest. Between 7000
and 8000 feet... 6 to 18 inches. Below 7000 feet... up to 8
inches with less than 4 inches below 6500 feet mainly on
Tuesday.

* Winds: south to southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 55
mph. Sierra ridge gusts up to 120 mph.

* Snow levels: between 7000 and 7500 feet through tonight. Snow
levels will then fall to near 6500 feet by Tuesday morning and
near 6000 feet by Tuesday afternoon.

* Impacts: heavy snow will create dangerous conditions, with
travel being severely impacted over the Sierra passes.
Snowfall rates will exceed 2 inches per hour at times,
producing whiteout conditions over the passes and in the
backcountry.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Avoid travel today through Tuesday, 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: 2:24 PM PST Feb. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

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

The Flood Watch continues for

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

* Through Tuesday morning

* a strong atmospheric river will bring heavy rain with snow
levels near 7000 feet. Heavy rain will contribute to increasing
flows on rivers and streams below 7000 feet with an enhanced
flood potential through Tuesday. Rock and mud slides are also
possible.

* The highest risk of flooding is in urban areas and along creeks,
streams, and pasture land below 7000 feet. The Walker River will
rise, but will likely remain below flood stage.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Travelers should slow down and turn on headlights in areas of
rainfall. 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: 2:24 PM PST Feb. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

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

The Flood Watch continues for

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

* Through Tuesday morning

* a strong atmospheric river will bring heavy rain with snow
levels near 7000 feet. Heavy rain will contribute to increasing
flows on rivers and streams below 7000 feet with an enhanced
flood potential through Tuesday. Rock and mud slides are also
possible.

* The highest risk of flooding is in urban areas and along creeks,
streams, and pasture land below 7000 feet. The Walker River will
rise, but will likely remain below flood stage.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Travelers should slow down and turn on headlights in areas of
rainfall. 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.