Update: Low Snow Levels Tonight
Snow Is Visible From Downtown Sonora
The Flood Warning for Mariposa County has been extended until 9 PM tonight (Wednesday).
Flooding caused by multiple factors, including recent rainfall and high flows in the waterways, continues.
This includes the flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.
Several structures are flooded and some sand bagging operations continue. Numerous roads remain closed due to the flooding. Expect many areas of slow moving or standing water.
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the western slope of the northern Sierra Nevada, now through 4 AM Thursday. Additionally, a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Yosemite National Park, from now until 10 AM Thursday.
Snow levels will range between 3,000 to 4,000 feet.
The total heavy snow accumulations will range from four to twenty inches above the 3,000 foot elevation. The higher you go, the more the snow.
Winds will gust as high as forty-five mph. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.
Travel could be very difficult. Heavy snow could reduce visibility. Plan on slippery road conditions. Slow down and use caution while traveling.
If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.