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Radar valid at 1100 pm PDT, May 23rd 2017

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Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties-
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-Mono County-Greater Reno-Carson City-
Minden Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Bridgeport,
Mammoth Lakes, Stateline, Incline Village, and Gardnerville
1156 AM PDT Thu May 18 2017


The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a

* Flood Watch due to excessive snowmelt runoff for the Lake Tahoe
Area, eastern Sierra County, Mono County, portions of Douglas,
Carson and Washoe Counties near the Carson Range in western

* From Sunday morning through Tuesday evening - flooding may
continue in some areas beyond Tuesday.

* Warming temperatures will start to melt the excessive amount of
water locked up in the Sierra snowpack this weekend. Flows on
small creeks and streams will rise through at least early next
week. Daily peak flows on small creeks and streams typically
occur during the evening and overnight hours.

* Creeks and streams will run fast and very cold, bringing the
risk of hypothermia for those without protective gear. Flood
water will likely inundate pasture land, some campgrounds, cover
hiking and biking trails and roads leading into the high


Excessive runoff may also generate rock and mud slides in steep
terrain. Persons living along small creeks and streams should
monitor the latest weather information at and be
prepared to take action should flooding occur.


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