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avatar Winter Storm Warning
December 12, 2009 02:46PM
Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA
1200 PM PST SAT DEC 12 2009

...WINTER STORM TO BRING HEAVY SNOWFALL TO THE SOUTHERN SIERRA
NEVADA AND HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE TEHACHAPI MOUNTAINS THROUGH
SUNDAY MORNING...

.THE NEXT IN A SERIES OF STORMS WILL MOVE INTO CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY.

CAZ096-097-130400-
/O.CON.KHNX.WS.W.0011.000000T0000Z-091213T1800Z/
SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON-
TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SHAVER LAKE...YOSEMITE VALLEY...
CAMP NELSON...GIANT FOREST...JOHNSONDALE...LODGEPOLE
1200 PM PST SAT DEC 12 2009

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SUNDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE SOUTHERN
SIERRA NEVADA REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SUNDAY.

* TIMING: STEADY SNOWFALL WILL INCREASE LATE THIS MORNING AND
CONTINUE THROUGH MIDDAY SUNDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS
EXPECTED THIS EVENING INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

* SNOW LEVELS: WILL BE NEAR 6000 FEET TODAY...THEN LOWER TO 5000
FEET TONIGHT AND POSSIBLY AS LOW AS 4000 TO 4500 FEET SUNDAY
MORNING.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION: ONE TO TWO FEET ABOVE 6000 FEET WITH
UP TO THREE FEET IN THE HIGH COUNTRY. THREE TO 6 INCHES WILL
BE POSSIBLE BETWEEN 4000 AND 4500 FEET SUNDAY.

* WINDS: VERY STRONG WEST WINDS OF 20 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60
MPH ARE EXPECTED ALONG AND NEAR THE CREST...CREATING
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL
MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

PEOPLE PLANNING TRAVEL SHOULD CHECK CONDITIONS BEFORE DEPARTING.
BE PREPARED FOR ROAD CLOSURES OR DELAYS. IF AT ALL POSSIBLE...
CONSIDER DELAYING YOUR TRAVEL.

&&
avatar Re: Winter Storm Warning
December 12, 2009 02:57PM
More storms?
So this WILL be an El Nino winter.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Winter Storm Warning
December 12, 2009 03:05PM
Quote
Frank Furter
More storms?
So this WILL be an El Nino winter.

We need one!


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avatar Re: Winter Storm Warning
December 12, 2009 03:29PM
Seems early for flooding.
As I recall, typical El Nino's produce springtime flooding in the Central Valley.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Winter Storm Warning
December 13, 2009 12:46AM
Some of the constant torrents/huge cell blasts are causing flash floods on the small creeks cum rivers around here.
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