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Thursday, March 15, 2012

WINTER STORM WATCH - SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON

 A LARGE UPPER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA INTERIOR FRIDAY NIGHT. 


  THIS IS FORECAST TO BE A STRONG COLD SYSTEM AND WILL BRING HEAVY SNOWFALL TO THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY.
 WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON ABOVE 6000 FEET THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HANFORD HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH ABOVE 6000 FEET FOR HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA.
 * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE 6000 FEET AND 2 TO 3 FEET IN THE HIGH COUNTRY.
* ELEVATION: ABOVE 6000 FEET.
* TIMING: SNOW WILL BEGIN FALLING FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL FALL DURING THE DAY SATURDAY. ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL IS LIKELY ON SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY.
* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK...SHAVER LAKE...HUNTINGTON LAKE...LODGEPOLE.
* WINDS: SOUTHWEST WINDS OVER THE HIGH COUNTRY WILL GUST UP TO 50 MPH.
* IMPACTS: SOUTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO 50 MPH OVER THE HIGH COUNTRY WILL CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW AND POSSIBLE WHITE OUT CONDITIONS. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS MAY CAUSE CLOSURES OF MOUNTAIN ROADS.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:

Instruction:
A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND STRONG WINDS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

Area: SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON-TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-

Affected Counties or parts of: Tuolumne, Tulare, Mariposa, Merced, Kings, Kern, Fresno, Madera
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