- Flood Watch for West-Central San Joaquin Valley County, California
- Flood Watch issued April 07 at 5:03AM PDT until April 07 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS
- Effective: Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11:05 a.m.
- Expires: Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11 p.m.
...A storm will bring substantial rain to the foothills and
mountains below 12000 feet along with a threat of flash flooding
including Valley locations just below the foothills...
...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON...
The Flood Watch is now in effect for
* A portion of central California, including the following
areas, East Central San Joaquin Valley, Mariposa, Madera, and
Fresno County Foothills, and Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to
* Until 2 PM PDT this afternoon
* Heavy rainfall in addition to snow melt will create excess
runoff and bring a threat of localized flash flooding, mud
slides, rock slides and debris flows, particularly in the
vicinity of the Detwiler fire burn scar. In addition, rainfall
runoff will allow for sharp rises in the Merced, San Joaquin and
possibly Kings River Saturday morning and continue throughout
the morning and early afternoon. The rise in the rivers, as
well as local creeks, streams and canals, could produce
localized flooding near their banks, especially in the Yosemite
* Some roads may become impassable or become washed out.
Residents should be alert for rising waters on area streams
with the possibility of flooding.