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avatar Winter Storm Watch
November 19, 2009 12:51PM
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD CA
923 AM PST THU NOV 19 2009

...WINTER STORM TO REACH CENTRAL CALIFORNIA FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.THE FIRST WINTER STORM OF THE SEASON WILL MOVE INTO THE CENTRAL
CALIFORNIA INTERIOR FRIDAY AFTERNOON...AND PERSIST OVERNIGHT.
SNOW LEVELS NEAR YOSEMITE WILL DROP TO AROUND 4000 FEET FRIDAY
NIGHT. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS IN EXCESS OF 4 INCHES ARE LIKELY
ABOVE 5000 FEET...WITH UP TO A FOOT POSSIBLE OVER THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS.

CAZ096-200130-
/O.CON.KHNX.WS.A.0009.091121T0000Z-091122T0000Z/
SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON-
923 AM PST THU NOV 19 2009

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA FROM
YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON...

A WINTER STORM WATCH FOR THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE
TO KINGS CANYON REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

SOUTH WINDS GUSTING TO 50 MPH WILL DEVELOP OVER THE SOUTHERN
SIERRA NEVADA AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT. RAIN AND SNOW WILL BEGIN
LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON...WITH THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION FRIDAY
EVENING. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ABOVE 5000 FEET WILL BE 4 TO 7 INCHES
WITH UP TO A FOOT LOCALLY OVER THE HIGH COUNTRY OF YOSEMITE
NATIONAL PARK.

THE RAIN AND SNOW WILL CHANGE TO SHOWERS BEHIND THE COLD FRONT.
THE GUSTY WINDS WILL TURN NORTHWEST AND PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE
BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW...WITH LOCAL WHITE OUT CONDITIONS
POSSIBLE OVER THE HIGH COUNTRY NORTH OF KINGS CANYON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

$$
avatar Hazardous Weather Outlook
November 19, 2009 08:44PM
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD CA
1254 PM PST THU NOV 19 2009

CAZ096-201200-
SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON-
1254 PM PST THU NOV 19 2009

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA
FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA
AROUND YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK FROM 4 PM PST FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH 7 AM PST SATURDAY MORNING. FOR MORE DETAILS PLEASE REFER
TO SFOWSWHNX OR WMO HEADER /WWUS46 KHNX/.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SKYWARN SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT ANY SIGNIFICANT OR
UNUSUAL CONDITIONS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

$$
avatar Re: Hazardous Weather Outlook
November 20, 2009 07:20AM
avatar Re: Winter Storm Watch
November 20, 2009 12:36PM
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avatar Re: Winter Storm Watch
November 21, 2009 09:35PM
Had a great time there today. There was no snow in the Valley, but still a wonderful day. The air was brisk, the sky was crystal clear and in the afternoon some impressive, dark, ominous clouds moved in. Made for a GREAT sunset.
avatar Re: Winter Storm Watch
November 21, 2009 09:46PM
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sierranomad
Had a great time there today. There was no snow in the Valley, but still a wonderful day. The air was brisk, the sky was crystal clear and in the afternoon some impressive, dark, ominous clouds moved in. Made for a GREAT sunset.

The cam didn't show much in the way of new snow at Tioga Pass this morning. Looks like the storm stayed a bit to the north.
avatar Re: Winter Storm Watch
November 22, 2009 07:22PM
The weather thing was a bust in Yosemite this weekend. Snowed a bit above 8.5K' but it was pretty much melted off by 8AM today. At about 7AM today there was a visible dusting on Half Dome as seen from Washburn Point but by 8AM it was gone. Same thing for Hoffman and Clouds Rest. No new snow at all on Sentinel Dome this morning. About 27 flakes hit us as we were packing up this morning.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Winter Storm Watch
November 22, 2009 09:35PM
Glad to hear it was a bust. Can't say I did not think of you two up there- and wishing I would have tagged along. winking smiley
avatar Re: Winter Storm Watch
November 22, 2009 09:35PM
So will they open Tioga Road now?
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