East-Central San Joaquin Valley Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Wind Advisory
Issued: 9:36 PM PST Jan. 19, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory remains in effect from 3 am to noon PST Friday...

* winds... southeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Winds on
the west side of the valley will be southwesterly with gusts to
60 mph right below the passes.

* Locations... Merced County... Madera County... and areas
primarily west of Interstate 5 right below the passes which
include Kettleman hills... twisselman and Sunflower Valley.

* Impacts... gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Some
trees could be blown down with local power outages possible.
Strong cross winds will make driving difficult for high
profile vehicles such as campers and tractor trailers.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that wind gusts of at least 35 mph are
expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...
especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.


Small Craft Advisory, Gale Warning
Issued: 8:25 PM PST Jan. 19, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Small Craft Advisory remains in effect until 3 am PST Friday...
... Gale Warning remains in effect from 3 am Friday to 3 am PST

* winds... southwest winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt are
expected when winds are strongest.

* Seas... combined seas of 17 to 20 feet with periods around 16
seconds are expected when waves are largest.

See the coastal waters forecast (cwflox) for more details.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Gale Warning means winds of 34 to 47 knots are imminent or
occuring. Operating a vessel in gale conditions requires
experience and properly equipped vessels. It is highly
recommended that mariners without the proper experience seek safe
Harbor prior to the onset of gale conditions.

A Small Craft Advisory means that hazardous sea conditions will
exist for small craft. Inexperienced mariners... especially those
operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these