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Re: Winter storm warning 9/21-22

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avatar Winter storm warning 9/21-22
September 21, 2007 02:11PM
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD CA
1105 AM PDT FRI SEP 21 2007

CAZ096-097-212300-
/O.CON.KHNX.WS.A.0006.070922T0300Z-070922T2200Z/
SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON-
TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
1105 AM PDT FRI SEP 21 2007

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM PDT THIS
EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE SOUTHERN SIERRA
NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON AND FOR THE TULARE
COUNTY MOUNTAINS..

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA FROM
YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON AND FOR THE TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS.

AN EARLY SEASON PACIFIC STORM OFF POINT CONCEPTION WILL MOVE
INLAND TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY. THE STORM IS EXPECTED TO BRING
TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF UP TO A FOOT ABOVE 8000 FEET...WITH
6 INCHES OR MORE POSSIBLE ABOVE 7000 FEET. LOCAL SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS IN THE HIGH COUNTRY COULD BE GREATER IN THE
HEAVIEST SNOW SHOWERS. THE EXACT TRACK OF THE STORM IS STILL
UNCERTAIN...SO SNOW FALL AMOUNTS MAY VARY ACROSS THE WATCH AREA.

DUE TO IT BEING THE FIRST SEASON SNOWFALL...CRITERIA FOR THE
FIRST STORM WARNING IS CONSIDERABLY LOWER THAN NORMAL WINTER
STORM WARNINGS. THE CRITERIA IS ONLY 4 INCHES IN 12 HOURS...OR
6 INCHES IN 24 HOURS. HIKERS AND CAMPERS ARE URGED TO PREPARE FOR
WINTER LIKE CONDITIONS AND RAPIDLY CHANGING CONDITIONS WITH THIS
STORM.

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

MOTORISTS SHOULD REMAIN ALERT TO CHANGING WEATHER
CONDITIONS...AND TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IF TRAVEL IS
NECESSARY.
avatar Re: Winter storm warning 9/21-22
September 21, 2007 03:03PM
It's actually a watch, not a warning.

However, all that is moot, because the watch just got upgraded to a HEAVY SNOW WARNING. Here it is below:


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD CA
216 PM PDT FRI SEP 21 2007

SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON-
TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
216 PM PDT FRI SEP 21 2007

****HEAVY SNOW WARNING***** IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM PDT SATURDAY FOR THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON AND FOR THE TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS..

****WINTER STORM WATCH NO LONGER IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON AND FOR THE TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS.****

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HANFORD HAS ISSUED A HEAVY SNOW
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM PDT
SATURDAY FOR THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS
CANYON AND FOR THE TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS.

****THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.****

AN EARLY SEASON PACIFIC STORM OFF POINT CONCEPTION WILL MOVE INLAND LATER TONIGHT AND SATURDAY. THE STORM IS EXPECTED TO BRING TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF UP TO 18 INCHES ABOVE 8000 FEET...WITH 6 INCHES OR MORE POSSIBLE ABOVE 7000 FEET. LOCAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS IN THE HIGH COUNTRY COULD BE GREATER IN THE HEAVIEST SNOW SHOWERS. THE EXACT TRACK OF THE STORM IS STILL UNCERTAIN...SO SNOW FALL AMOUNTS MAY VARY.

DUE TO IT BEING THE FIRST SEASON SNOWFALL, CRITERIA FOR THE FIRST HEAVY SNOW WARNING IS CONSIDERABLY LOWER THAN NORMAL HEAVY SNOW WARNINGS. THE CRITERIA IS ONLY 4 INCHES IN 12 HOURS OR 6
INCHES IN 24 HOURS. HIKERS AND CAMPERS ARE URGED TO PREPARE FOR
WINTER LIKE CONDITIONS AND RAPIDLY CHANGING CONDITIONS WITH THIS
STORM.

IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD AND WATER
IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.



Post Edited (09-21-07 17:11)



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avatar Re: Winter storm warning 9/21-22
September 21, 2007 09:09PM
I wasn't wrong...notice the time on the post.

Anyway, winter tire chain watch! LOL
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