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Motherlode Flood Advisory Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for the Motherlode through 1:45 PM Saturday.

Minor or nuisance type flooding of roadways, underpasses and other low lying areas has already been reported.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely.

A Flood Watch has also been issued for the Sierra Nevada through Monday morning.

Very heavy rainfall, possibly up to ten inches, is forecast below the snow line. Flooding or flash flooding is possible along with localized rock or mud slides. Rising waters are anticipated along the smaller rivers and streams this weekend. 

The Winter Storm Warning has been extended for the Sierra Nevada through Monday 4 P.M.

Two to four feet of snow accumulation is expected above 5000 feet during this time period. Five to ten feet of snow is possible above 7000 feet.

The snow levels are expected to greatly fluctuate between 3000 and 8000 feet.

Winds of fifteen to thirty-five mph are likely in the mountains with some gusts reaching as high as sixty to seventy mph.

Heavy snow is expected again during the middle of next week.

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Written by mark@mlode.com