We’ve just concluded a webinar session with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. Our daily communication with them and direct updates from NOAA will ensure that you stay well-informed throughout the weekend. It’s advisable to keep your radio tuned to either 92.5 FM or 96.5 FM, depending on your location in the area. We’ll be relaying information consistently, as we receive direct updates from NOAA.
During our conversation with Adam Perez from LADWP, he informed us that their teams are strategically positioned across the valley, prepared to respond to water movement requirements. Perez also noted that this situation, particularly in Southern Inyo, has the potential to escalate beyond the big melt runoff. It’s strongly recommended to remain at home. If travel is absolutely necessary, exercise caution and plan your journey ahead of time. Ensure you have ample water, food, and blankets with you. For those considering leaving the area, anticipate the possibility of not being able to return immediately due to flooding.
First, none of this is sensationalized news. This is exactly what we now from our call.
Hillary has decreased to a cat 3 and will come in sooner. Still expecting the heaviest participation in Death Valley as it is moving slightly eastward. Death Valley according to NOAA has not seen this level of rain.
The bulk of the impact will now be Sunday through Monday. Flooding is still the major concern.
This will not be a constant rainfall but rather several rounds of moderate/heavy rainfall.
For Saturday Death Valley NP is a level Major and will transition to
Extreme on Sunday. Death Valley is closing the majority of its roads today through Tuesday. 190 could experience rock falls and landslides so do not drive around the road closed signs.
Bishop and Big Pine are listed a level Minor. Olancha, Lone Pine and Independence will be Moderate.
REMEMBER THIS IS FOR SATURDAY ALL THESE WILL ESCALATE FOR SUNDAY
Sunday we will transition into Major for Bishop and Big Pine. Death Valley will remain at Extreme. The rain and flooding will escalate Sunday and into early Monday night. Hopefully by the time you wake up Monday the worst of the storm will be over but no guarantee.
FLOODING WILL BE AN ISSUE AND SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY.