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Mariposa County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday March 27th, 2019 :: 05:52 p.m. PDT


National Weather Service Issues Tornado warning for Southwestern Mariposa County

Tornado Warning

Tornado Warning National Weather Service San Joaquin Valley CA 531 PM PDT WED MAR 27 2019

The National Weather Service in Hanford CA has issued a * Tornado Warning for...

Southwestern Mariposa County in central California... Central Madera County in central California... Eastern Merced County in central California...

* Until 600 PM PDT. * At 530 PM PDT, severe thunderstorms capable of producing both tornadoes and extensive straight line wind damage were located 14 miles northeast of Chowchilla, or 18 miles east of Merced, moving east at 20 mph.

HAZARD...Tornado and quarter size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation. IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.

Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely. * This tornadic thunderstorm will remain over mainly rural areas of southwestern Mariposa...central Madera and eastern Merced Counties, including the following locations... Mariposa.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TAKE COVER  Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.



Mariposa County Sheriff's Office
5099 Old Hwy N
Mariposa, CA 95338

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Non-emergencies: 209-966-3615

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Alert Details

Extreme - Extraordinary threat to life or property
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Tornado Warning

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