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Calaveras Flood Advisory Expires As Storm Dissipates

The National Weather Service has allowed the Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Calaveras County to expire. Minor flooding did take place on Highway 4 at Utica Powerhouse Road during the Tuesday evening commute.

A Wind Advisory still remains in effect for all of northern California until 11pm tonight. A Flash Flood Watch for the Sierra Nevada above 4000 feet, will continue until Wednesday morning.

Winds have been breezy with 20 to 40 mph sustained winds. 

Rainfall totals through Wednesday morning were expected to be one to two inches in the central valley, three to five inches in the foothills and five to seven inches at elevations above 4000 feet.

As of Tuesday at 5pm, Modesto had recorded 1.02 inches of rain, Stockton experienced 1.05 inches of rainfall and downtown Sacramento saw 3.01 inches of total precipitation.

The flash flooding could occur over burn areas in the Sierra Nevada, such as the Big Meadows area of Yosemite National Park.

Temperatures in the Sierra Nevada are fairly warm with snow levels at 9,500 feet.

A foot or more of snow was possible above 9000 feet.

Highway 108 (Sonora Pass) is closed at Kennedy Meadows. Highway 120 (Tioga Pass) is closed at Crane Flat. Highway 4 (Ebbetts Pass) is closed at the Mt. Reba turnoff.

Written by mark@mlode.com