A Flood Watch Has Been Issued For The Mother Lode

A Flood Watch Has Been Issued For The Mother Lode

A flood watch has been issued for the Mother Lode and the Northern San Joaquin Valley from late tonight through Thursday afternoon. Light to moderate rain will begin late tonight or Wednesday morning. Heavy rain will spread over the area Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. Total rainfall amounts will range from two to four inches in the Mother Lode and the lower portions of the Sierra Nevada. The rain on top of snow will create flooding concerns for areas below 5,000 feet. Ponding of water on roadways and rises on small rivers, creeks and streams are possible. Street flooding and mudslides are also possible. Additionally, the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the Sierra Nevada above 4,000 feet, from late tonight through Thursday afternoon. Total snow accumulations will range from one to six feet above the 5,000 foot elevation. There is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Winds could gust as high as 70 MPH above 9,000 feet. 

 

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