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avatar High Wind Watch
November 26, 2009 08:26PM
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD CA
1256 PM PST THU NOV 26 2009

CAZ093-096-270500-
/O.CON.KHNX.HW.A.0005.091129T0600Z-091129T1800Z/
MARIPOSA MADERA AND FRESNO COUNTY FOOTHILLS-
SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON-
1256 PM PST THU NOV 26 2009

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

A HIGH WIND WATCH FOR THE FOOTHILLS AND HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE
SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON REMAINS IN EFFECT
FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF MONO
WINDS OVER THE SIERRA AND FOOTHILLS OF MARIPOSA...FRESNO AND
MADERA COUNTIES SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING. NORTHEAST
DOWNSLOPING WINDS OF 25 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 70 MPH ARE
POSSIBLE SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING AS A JET STREAM ALIGNS
WITH STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS OVER THE SIERRA CREST. ALTHOUGH
LOCALIZED IN NATURE... MONO WINDS CAN CAUSE SERIOUS TREE...
PROPERTY AND POWER LINE DAMAGE AS WIND GUSTS TO OVER 70 MPH HAVE
BEEN OBSERVED IN PAST EVENTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS
HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF 40 MPH OR GUSTS OF 70 MPH OR
STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.
PERSONS IN AREAS PRONE TO DOWNSLOPING AND DOWNCANYON WINDS FROM
COARSEGOLD NORTH TO YOSEMITE PARK SHOULD MONITOR THE FORECAST AND
TAKE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES IF A HIGH WIND WARNING IS ISSUED.

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BEAN
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