THUNDERSTORMS FOR THE EASTERN SIERRA

THUNDERSTORMS FOR THE EASTERN SIERRA

 

The Mono County Sheriffs office would like to announce that thunderstorms are currently in forecast for the Eastern Sierra over the next several days, with the highest probability of thunderstorms today. Such storms can cause flash flooding and rock slides in burn areas across the county. Residents, tourists and structures affected by recent fires are most at risk. Those affected should seek higher ground outside of the burn areas through the duration and immediately following a storm cell.

Travelers are advised to be attentive and cautious while traveling on Highway 395 North of Lee Vining – Marina Fire burn area and Lower Rock Creek road if there is an imminent threat of thunderstorms, during thunderstorms, or immediately after thunderstorms.

Travelers need to be aware of the risk for fast moving debris flows which have the potential to inundate the highway.