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Flood Watch Issued For Tuesday December 27, 2022

HANFORD–The National Weather Service Hanford Office has issued a Flood  Watch for the Mariposa Madera Foothills, Mariposa, Madera, and the Lower Sierra Yosemite Valley. This includes the cities of Coarsegold, Mariposa, Yosemite Valley, Oakhurst, Fish Camp, Bass Lake, North Fork, and El Portal.

The Flood Watch is in effect from 4:00AM PST, Tuesday, December 27, 2022 through Tuesday evening.

  • WHAT: Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible.
  • WHERE: A portion of central California, including the following areas, Mariposa Madera Foothills, Mariposa-Madera Lower Sierra and Yosemite Valley.
  • WHEN: From 4 AM PST Tuesday through Tuesday evening.
  • IMPACTS: Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.
Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas. Low-water crossings may be flooded.


A potent atmospheric river event is slated to impact the area starting early morning hours bringing ample precipitation to the area. Rain rates nearing 0.5 per hour are possible during these hours.


You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.
More information can be found at http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood.

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