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HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
CAZ070>073-NVZ001>005-062315-

HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
208 AM PDT FRI MAY 6 2016

...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN AND
MINOR STREAM RISES POSSIBLE THROUGH SATURDAY...

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP AGAIN TODAY ACROSS EASTERN
CALIFORNIA AND WESTERN NEVADA WITH SNOW LEVELS AT OR ABOVE 8000
FEET FOR MUCH OF THE NORTHERN SIERRA AND NEVADA MOUNTAIN RANGES.
THESE HIGH SNOW LEVELS WILL AID IN THE MELTING OF SOME OF THE
SNOWPACK AND PRODUCE INCREASED RUN OFF WITH RISES IN SOME SMALL
STREAMS POSSIBLE THIS EVENING. SNOW LEVELS IN MONO COUNTY WILL NOT
RISE AS FAST SO SMALL STREAMS THERE SHOULD NOT RISE AS MUCH.

MORE WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN ON SATURDAY WILL LIKELY
CAUSE MORE OF THE SNOWPACK TO MELT AS SNOW LEVELS RISE ABOVE 9000
FEET IN THE NORTHERN SIERRA AND ABOVE 8500 FEET IN MONO COUNTY.
SMALL STREAMS IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN COULD OVERFLOW THEIR BANKS
SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING CAUSING MINOR FLOODING. AREAS OF
STEEP TERRAIN IN RECENT BURN SCARS AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS COULD
ALSO EXPERIENCE FLOODING BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON DUE TO MODERATE TO
HEAVY RAIN. NO MAIN STEM RIVER FLOODING IS EXPECTED AT THIS
TIME...BUT AREA RIVERS WILL START RUNNING QUITE HIGH BY LATE
SATURDAY.

ANYONE CAMPING OR HIKING NEAR SMALL STREAMS...OR DRIVING NEAR OR
OTHERWISE MAKING USE OF AREAS THAT ARE PRONE TO FLOODING DUE TO
POOR DRAINAGE OR STEEP TERRAIN SHOULD BE ALERT TO THE POSSIBILITY
OF FLOODING FOR SATURDAY.

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