Flood Advisory Issued For Calaveras & Tuolumne
High water near downtown Murphys
The National Weather Service has issued an Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties through 6:15pm this evening.
A Flood Watch also remains in effect for the Sierra Nevada below 7000 feet through 10pm this evening.
An additional inch to an inch and a half of rainfall is expected.
Rises in smaller creeks, streams and rivers have occurred or are occurring. Road flooding, rock slides or mud and debris flows are all possible.
A Wind Advisory also remains in effect in the Sierra Nevada through 4pm.
Winds of twenty to thirty-five mph are expected with gusts up to sixty mph over the ridgetops.
Several inches of snow is likely in the higher locations of the Sierra by tonight.
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Written by Mark Truppner