People in and near the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon were urged to seek shelter Wednesday night.
The National Weather Service issued a significant weather advisory Wednesday, stating that people in east-central Mariposa and northern Madera counties should prepare for half-inch hail.
“Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to localized flooding,” the Weather Service stated in its report.
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At 6:55 p.m., a “strong thunderstorm” near Ostrander Lake was moving west at 5 mph.
The advisory was to remain in effect until 7:45 p.m.