Monday, February 6, 2017

Via Amador County Sheriff's Dept: More wet weather this week

The National Weather Service (NWS) has predicted that more wet weather will continue through this week!
Impacts:
• Hazardous mountain travel with chain controls, travel delays, and whiteout conditions at times.
• Travel difficulties, downed tree branches, and localized power outages from gusty winds and rain.
• Possible areas of flooding on streams and roadways.
Timing and Strength:
• Tonight - Wednesday
• Warmer and wetter.
• Increased flooding potential, especially on unregulated rivers, small streams, and roadways.
• Heavy snow above 6000 feet through Tuesday morning. Snow levels rising above passes by afternoon.
• Valley wind gusts of 30 to 50 mph, higher mountain ridge tops 65+ from around midnight tonight to Tuesday morning.
• Thursday - Friday
• Still uncertainty on timing.
• Widespread, heaviest rain Thursday; showers Friday with the potential for thunderstorms.
• Snow levels start high before lowering back below pass levels.
• Likely another round of gusty winds.

Please drive safely and avoid driving through flooded roadways or creek crossings!




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