Welcome! Log In Create A New Profile Recent Posts
Half Dome, Yosemite National Park

The Moon is Waxing Gibbous (55% of Full)

JanSport


Advanced

Winter Storm Watch

All posts are those of the individual authors and the owner of this site does not endorse them. Content should be considered opinion and not fact until verified independently.

avatar Special Weather Statement
January 14, 2010 04:22PM
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD CA
306 PM PST THU JAN 14 2010

CAZ089>099-151130-
WEST CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-EAST CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-
SOUTHWESTERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-SOUTHEASTERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-
MARIPOSA MADERA AND FRESNO COUNTY FOOTHILLS-
TULARE COUNTY FOOTHILLS-KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON-
TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-INDIAN WELLS VALLEY-
SOUTHEASTERN KERN COUNTY DESERT-
306 PM PST THU JAN 14 2010

...WET WEATHER DEVELOPING SUNDAY...CONTINUING THROUGH MUCH OF NEXT
WEEK...

THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF PACIFIC STORMS IS DUE TO ARRIVE LATER
SUNDAY OR SUNDAY NIGHT. THIS SYSTEM SHOULD OPEN THE GATES TO A
VERY WET PATTERN NEXT WEEK.

IT IS STILL TOO EARLY HOWEVER...TO SAY WHEN AND HOW MUCH EACH
INDIVIDUAL SYSTEM WILL IMPACT CENTRAL CALIFORNIA. BUT CONFIDENCE
IS PRETTY HIGH THAT A CHANGE IS IN STORE...AND SIGNIFICANT RAIN
AND HIGH ELEVATION SNOW IS A GOOD BET FOR NEXT WEEK.

SNOW LEVELS WILL RISE AND FALL WITH EACH INDIVIDUAL SYSTEM...BUT
IN GENERAL WILL BE BETWEEN 5000 AND 7000 FEET. SNOW COULD BE
MEASURED IN YARDS OVER THE 5 TO 6 DAY PERIOD...NOT FEET.


FURTHER STATEMENTS ON THIS CHANGING PATTERN WILL BE ISSUED OVER
THE NEXT FEW DAYS...AS DETAILS BECOME MORE CLEAR.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA ALL HAZARDS RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE NEWS SOURCE
FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION.


$$
avatar Re: Special Weather Statement
January 14, 2010 04:39PM
avatar AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
January 14, 2010 04:52PM
000
FXUS66 KHNX 142234
AFDHNX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD CA
234 PM PST THU JAN 14 2010

.SYNOPSIS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL PREVAIL THROUGH SATURDAY WITH FOG DEVELOPMENT
DURING THE NIGHTS AND MORNINGS OVER THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY.
OTHERWISE A SERIES OF PACIFIC STORMS MAY BRING SIGNIFICANT RAIN AND
HIGHER ELEVATION SNOW DURING MUCH OF NEXT WEEK...BEGINNING AS EARLY
AS SATURDAY NIGHT.

&&

.DISCUSSION...THE FOG AND LOW CLOUDS CLEARED OUT OF MOST OF THE
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY BY ABOUT NOON TODAY...EXCEPT A STUBBORN PATCH
IN THE VERY CENTER OF THE VALLEY AROUND HANFORD AND VISALIA. THIS
PATCH MAY YET DISSIPATE OR AT LEAST SHRINK A BIT MORE THIS
AFTERNOON. HOWEVER WITH THE UPPER RIDGE OVER THE REGION...EXPECT
THE FOG AND LOW CLOUDS TO REDEVELOP TONIGHT. THERE IS A STRONG
POSSIBILITY THAT THE DENSE FOG WILL BE WIDESPREAD ENOUGH TO
WARRANT AN ADVISORY...BUT WILL HOLD OFF ON THAT FOR NOW.

AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL PUSH THE RIDGE EASTWARD FRIDAY
AFTERNOON AS IT APPROACHES THE COAST. MOST OF THE ENERGY WITH THIS
SYSTEM WILL MOVE NORTH OF THE CWFA SATURDAY AND IT IS LOOKING DRY
FOR THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA INTERIOR. BUT IT WILL BEGIN TO SPREAD
CLOUD COVER OVER THE REGION LATE FRIDAY WHICH SHOULD HELP TO
PREVENT WIDESPREAD FOG FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING.

MODELS CONTINUE TO BE VERY PERSISTENT IN A BREAKTHROUGH OF THE
SOUTHERN BRANCH OF THE WESTERLIES AND BRINGING A WET PERIOD TO THE
STATE THROUGH MOST OF NEXT WEEK AS A SERIES OF SYSTEMS MOVES
THROUGH THE STATE. THERE IS UNCERTAINTY IN THE TIMING AND DETAILS
OF EACH SYSTEM...BUT THE FIRST SYSTEM LOOKS TO ARRIVE LATE SUNDAY
INTO MONDAY...SYSTEM NUMBER 2 LATE MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...
WITH ADDITIONAL SYSTEMS MOVING IN WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. EXCEPT
FOR POSSIBLY THE SOUTHERN SIERRA...THERE SHOULD BE SOME LIMITED
BREAKS IN THE PRECIP BETWEEN EACH SYSTEM BUT PROBABLY NOT MORE
THAN 6-12 HRS.

DEPENDING ON HOW THE EVENTS ACTUALLY UNFOLD...OVER THE 5 DAY
PERIOD FROM SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY WE SHOULD SEE SIGNIFICANT
RAINFALL AMOUNTS...POSSIBLY AS MUCH AS 4-5 INCHES IN THE VALLEY
AND 8-10 INCHES IN THE SIERRA. SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE WITH
EACH SYSTEM...BUT SHOULD BE PRIMARILY IN THE 5000 TO 6000 FOOT
RANGE.


&&

.AVIATION...
IN THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY...VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL THROUGH 04Z
FRIDAY. IFR CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP AFTER 04Z FRIDAY WITH AREAS OF
LIFR/VLIFR IN FOG BETWEEN 09Z AND 21Z FRIDAY. VFR CONDITIONS WILL
PREVAIL ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA INTERIOR THROUGH 00Z
SATURDAY.

&&
avatar Jetstream Forecast
January 14, 2010 05:34PM
avatar Special Weather Statement
January 15, 2010 05:10PM
Special Weather Statement
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD CA
300 PM PST FRI JAN 15 2010

CAZ089>099-161200-
WEST CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-EAST CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-
SOUTHWESTERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-SOUTHEASTERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-
MARIPOSA MADERA AND FRESNO COUNTY FOOTHILLS-
TULARE COUNTY FOOTHILLS-KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON-
TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-INDIAN WELLS VALLEY-
SOUTHEASTERN KERN COUNTY DESERT-
300 PM PST FRI JAN 15 2010

...WET WEATHER DEVELOPING LATE SUNDAY...CONTINUING THROUGH MUCH
OF NEXT WEEK...

THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF PACIFIC STORMS IS DUE TO ARRIVE LATER
SUNDAY OR SUNDAY NIGHT. THIS SYSTEM SHOULD OPEN THE GATES TO A
VERY WET PATTERN NEXT WEEK.

IT IS STILL TOO EARLY HOWEVER...TO SAY WHEN AND HOW MUCH EACH
INDIVIDUAL SYSTEM WILL IMPACT CENTRAL CALIFORNIA. BUT CONFIDENCE
IS HIGH THAT A CHANGE IS IN STORE...AND SIGNIFICANT RAIN AND HIGH
ELEVATION SNOW IS NOW LIKELY FOR MUCH OF NEXT WEEK.

SNOW LEVELS WILL RISE AND FALL WITH EACH INDIVIDUAL SYSTEM...BUT
IN GENERAL WILL BE BETWEEN 5000 AND 6000 FEET. PRELIMINARY
ESTIMATES OF NEW SNOW FOR THE SOUTHERN SIERRA...FROM MONDAY
THROUGH FRIDAY ARE AROUND 10 FEET. PEOPLE PLANNING TRAVEL INTO THE
SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA NEXT WEEK SHOULD PREPARE FOR WINTER DRIVING
CONDITIONS...AND CONSIDER POSTPONING YOUR TRAVEL. BY TUESDAY
NIGHT...SNOW MAY BEGIN ACCUMULATING ON THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF
THE WALKER PASS...AFFECTING TRAVEL BETWEEN BAKERSFIELD AND THE
INDIAN WELL VALLEY ON HIGHWAY 178.

RAINFALL IN THE VALLEY...THE TEHACHAPI MOUNTAINS...AND HIGH
DESERTS OF KERN COUNTY COULD BE FROM 2 TO 4 INCHES MONDAY
THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH 6 TO 8 INCHES IN THE FOOTHILLS. TOTAL SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS ON THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE TEHACHAPI MOUNTAINS
THROUGH FRIDAY COULD BE IN EXCESS OF 3 FEET.

REMEMBER THESE NUMBERS ARE COMPUTER MODEL ESTIMATES...AND NOT A
SURE THING.

FURTHER STATEMENTS ON THIS CHANGING PATTERN WILL BE ISSUED OVER
THE NEXT FEW DAYS...AS DETAILS BECOME MORE CLEAR. STAY TUNED TO
NOAA WEATHER RADIO...OR YOUR FAVORITE NEWS SOURCE...FOR THE LATEST
INFORMATION.

$$
avatar Re: Special Weather Statement
January 15, 2010 06:32PM
avatar Winter Storm Watch
January 16, 2010 02:46PM
Winter Storm Watch
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA
632 AM PST SAT JAN 16 2010



CAZ096-097-162330-
/O.CON.KHNX.WS.A.0002.100118T0600Z-100119T1200Z/
SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON-
TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SHAVER LAKE...YOSEMITE VALLEY...
CAMP NELSON...GIANT FOREST...JOHNSONDALE...LODGEPOLE
632 AM PST SAT JAN 16 2010

...WINTER STORM WATCH FOR VERY HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS REMAINS
IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT...

A WINTER STORM WATCH FOR THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE SOUTHERN
SIERRA NEVADA FOR HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT
FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING: SNOW IS POSSIBLE ABOVE 7000 FEET LATER SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
THE SNOW WILL INCREASE IN INTENSITY AND SNOW LEVELS WILL LOWER
TO NEAR 6500 FEET SUNDAY NIGHT...THEN LOWER TO NEAR 6000 FEET
MONDAY...AND NEAR 5500 FEET MONDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW AMOUNTS: TOTAL SNOWFALL THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT ABOVE 7000
FEET WILL BE FROM 2 TO 3 FEET...WITH LESSER AMOUNTS BELOW 7000
FEET DEPENDING ON THE CHANGEOVER FROM RAIN TO SNOW. STRONG WINDS
OVER AND NEAR THE CREST WILL CREATE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND
DRIFTING SNOW.

* MAIN IMPACT: EXTREMELY HEAVY SNOW WILL MAKE TRAVEL NEARLY
IMPOSSIBLE. IF YOU LIVE OR WORK IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS...YOU
MAY BE UNABLE TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION...OR YOU MAY NOT BE
ABLE TO MOVE TO A LOWER ELEVATION.

* OTHER IMPACTS: THIS WILL BE A LONG DURATION STORM...AND IT IS
LIKELY TO PERSIST WELL PAST MONDAY NIGHT...IN FACT POSSIBLY
INTO NEXT WEEKEND. TOTAL SNOWFALL THROUGH FRIDAY COULD BE AS
MUCH AS 10 FEET ABOVE 7000 FEET. SNOW LEVELS WEDNESDAY OR
THURSDAY WILL LOWER AS WELL...AND COULD BE NEAR 4500 FEET BY
THURSDAY WITH SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS DOWN TO 5000 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. IF
YOU PLAN ON RIDING THE STORM OUT...YOU WILL NEED AT LEAST 5 OR
6 DAYS WORTH OF WATER AND FOOD. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

&&

$$

BINGHAM
Re: Special Weather Statement
January 16, 2010 09:55PM
Excellent stuff, thanks EEEK - love to see that wonderful zonal flow with embedded waves!
avatar Re: Special Weather Statement
January 16, 2010 09:56PM
Quote
bpnjensen
Excellent stuff, thanks EEEK - love to see that wonderful zonal flow with embedded waves!

Embedded waves and tons of percip too!
avatar Re: Special Weather Statement
January 17, 2010 01:27AM
As much as ten feet? I hope there are some videos and pictures of this...
avatar Re: Special Weather Statement
January 17, 2010 02:57PM
Just got a report of horizontal snow in Mammoth.
avatar Winter Storm Warning
January 17, 2010 01:22PM
Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA
1146 AM PST SUN JAN 17 2010


CAZ096-097-180400-
/O.CON.KHNX.WS.W.0002.100118T0600Z-100119T1200Z/
SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON-
TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SHAVER LAKE...YOSEMITE VALLEY...
CAMP NELSON...GIANT FOREST...JOHNSONDALE...LODGEPOLE
1146 AM PST SUN JAN 17 2010

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING
TO 4 AM PST TUESDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE SOUTHERN
SIERRA NEVADA REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM
PST TUESDAY.

* TIMING: SNOW IS POSSIBLE ABOVE 7000 FEET LATE TODAY. THE SNOW
WILL INCREASE IN INTENSITY AND THE SNOW LEVEL WILL LOWER TO
NEAR 6000 FEET BY MONDAY MORNING...AND 5500 FEET MONDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW AMOUNTS: TOTAL SNOWFALL THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT ABOVE 7000
FEET WILL BE FROM 2 TO 4 FEET...WITH LESSER AMOUNTS BELOW 7000
FEET DEPENDING ON THE CHANGEOVER FROM RAIN TO SNOW. GUSTY
WINDS OVER AND NEAR THE CREST WILL CREATE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING
AND DRIFTING SNOW.

* MAIN IMPACT: EXTREMELY HEAVY SNOW WILL MAKE TRAVEL NEARLY
IMPOSSIBLE. IF YOU LIVE OR WORK IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS...YOU
MAY BE UNABLE TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION...OR YOU MAY NOT BE
ABLE TO MOVE TO A LOWER ELEVATION.

* OTHER IMPACTS: THIS WILL BE A LONG DURATION STORM...AND IT IS
LIKELY TO PERSIST WELL INTO THE WEEK...POSSIBLY INTO NEXT
WEEKEND. TOTAL SNOWFALL THROUGH FRIDAY COULD BE AS MUCH AS 10
FEET ABOVE 6000 TO 7000 FEET. SNOW LEVELS WEDNESDAY AND
THURSDAY WILL LOWER TO 4000 TO 4500.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS THAT SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF
SNOW ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. THESE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS MAY
IMPACT TRAVEL. IF YOU LIVE ABOVE 6000 FEET AND PLAN ON RIDING
THIS STORM OUT...YOU WILL NEED AT LEAST A WEEKS WORTH OF WATER
AND FOOD. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...OR YOUR FAVORITE NEWS SOURCE...FOR
UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.

&&
avatar 24 hour precipitation
January 17, 2010 06:20PM
Re: 24 hour precipitation
January 18, 2010 06:31AM
Two thumbs up for the terrific graphic & instant posting.
avatar Re: Special Weather Statement
January 18, 2010 10:41AM
This just in:

BOTH THE GFS AND EC NOW AGREE THAT AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL MOVE
ONSHORE LATE SATURDAY...GIVING US A DRY DAY ON SUNDAY. BUT BOTH
MODELS ARE ALSO SUGGESTING THAT ANOTHER PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL BE
APPROACHING THE CENTRAL COAST NEXT MONDAY.
avatar Special Weather Statement
January 18, 2010 05:04PM
Special Weather Statement
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CA
419 PM PST MON JAN 18 2010

CAZ090>094-096-097-190115-
EAST-CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CA-MARIPOSA MADERA AND FRESNO COUNTY
FOOTHILLS CA-SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON
CA-SOUTHEASTERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CA-SOUTHWESTERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY
CA-TULARE COUNTY FOOTHILLS CA-TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS CA-
419 PM PST MON JAN 18 2010

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR EASTERN MADERA...CENTRAL
FRESNO...NORTHWESTERN TULARE AND EXTREME NORTHEASTERN KINGS COUNTIES
UNTIL 515 PM PST...

AT 415 PM PST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING
STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 23 MILES SOUTHEAST
OF OAKHURST TO 7 MILES NORTHEAST OF ORANGE COVE...AND MOVING EAST AT
25 MPH.

HAIL UP TO THE SIZE OF PENNIES AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH ARE
EXPECTED WITH THESE STORMS.

THESE STORMS WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE EAST INTO THE SIERRA FOOTHILLS
THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
SHAVER LAKE...
FENCE MEADOW...
BALCH POWER HOUSE AND FARMERSVILLE...
PINEHURST AND WOODLAKE...
DINKEY CREEK... EXETER AND GRANT GROVE...
LAKE WISHON... LINDCOVE... LINDSAY AND PARK RIDGE...

IF THREATENING WEATHER APPROACHES YOUR AREA...TAKE SHELTER IN A
STURDY BUILDING.

LAT...LON 3711 11869 3618 11883 3624 11952 3717 11938
TIME...MOT...LOC 0016Z 277DEG 20KT 3713 11931 3670 11923
3632 11939

$$

JMB
avatar Area Forecast Discussion
January 18, 2010 05:05PM
000
FXUS66 KHNX 190035
AFDHNX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD CA
435 PM PST MON JAN 18 2010

.SYNOPSIS...
THE WET PATTERN HAS ARRIVED WITH A MODERATE AMOUNT OF RAIN IN THE
VALLEY. SEVERAL FEET OF SNOW TO THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE SIERRA
NEVADA CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH THE WEEK. THERE MAY ALSO BE SOME
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE VALLEY AND FOOTHILLS TODAY AND TONIGHT.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
WINDS IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY AND THE KERN
COUNTY DESERTS HAVE DIMINISHED BELOW ADVISORY CRITERIA...EXCEPT
FOR OCCASIONAL GUSTS. HAVE ALLOWED THE WIND ADVISORY FOR THOSE
AREAS TO EXPIRE. THE HIGH WIND WARNING FOR THE KERN COUNTY
MOUNTAINS HAS BEEN REPLACED BY THE WINTER STORM WARNING THAT
BECAME EFFECTIVE AT 00Z TUESDAY /1600 PST MONDAY/.

A STRONG LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED OVER THE CENTRAL SAN
JOAQUIN VALLEY AND THE SIERRA FOOTHILLS. A FUNNEL CLOUD WAS
OBSERVED 5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF FRESNO AT 2326Z /1526 PST/...AND
ISOLATED ROTATION WAS OBSERVED ON RADAR. THE FUNNEL CLOUD
DISSIPATED WITHOUT APPROACHING THE GROUND.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 225 PM PST MON JAN 18 2010/

DISCUSSION...
FRONT HAS BLASTED THROUGH THE REGION RATHER QUICKER THAN EXPECTED.
CLEARING HAS BEGUN ACROSS THE VALLEY AND IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. WINDS WERE QUITE STRONG AHEAD OF THE FRONT
WITH SEVERAL LOCATIONS REPORTING GREATER THAN 35 MPH ACROSS THE
VALLEY WITH SOME REPORTS OF DAMAGE. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WERE AROUND
50 OF AN INCH OVER MOST LOCATIONS.

THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO WED MORNING WITH THE
NEXT SYSTEM ON ITS WAY. THERE WILL BE A 9 TO 15 HOUR BREAK IN
BETWEEN SYSTEMS AS THE PRECIP WILL START UP AGAIN TUESDAY
AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE INTO WED MORNING. QPF WITH THIS SYSTEM IS
NOT AS IMPRESSIVE AS THE SYSTEM THAT JUST WENT THROUGH...HOWEVER
IT WILL BE ENOUGH TO KEEP UP THE WARNING IN THE SIERRA...BUT MAY
BE MARGINAL OVER THE TEHACHAPI MOUNTAINS.

ONCE THAT SYSTEM MOVES THROUGH...THE NEXT ONE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE
INTO THE REGION BY LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. THIS IS AN IMPRESSIVE
SYSTEM AND IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. THERE
WILL BE ANOTHER BREAK ON THURSDAY AND THEN GET STARTED AGAIN LATE
THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY MORNING. THIS SYSTEM
LOOKS LIKE IT IS GOING TO SPLIT AND MAY NOT BE VERY IMPRESSIVE
ACROSS OUR REGION. CONFIDENCE REMAINS LOW IN THE EXTENDED.

IT LOOKS MORE SHOWERY ON FRIDAY AS THINGS QUIET DOWN SOME FOR THE
WEEKEND.

&&

.AVIATION...
SCATTERED SHOWERS WILL END THIS EVENING AS A DEEP LOW EXITS THE
REGION. MOUNTAIN OBSCURATIONS MAY CONTINUE OVER THE SIERRA THROUGH
09Z. MAINLY MVFR CONDITIONS THROUGH 12Z. ANOTHER LOW WILL MOVE INTO
THE REGION TUESDAY BRINGING STRONG GUSTY WINDS...AREAS OF RAIN WITH
LOCAL IFR CONDITIONS AFTER 18Z TUESDAY.

&&

.AIR QUALITY ISSUES...
NONE

&&

.HNX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
WINTER STORM WARNING UNTIL 4 AM PST WEDNESDAY FOR THE SOUTHERN
SIERRA NEVADA AND THE TEHACHAPI MOUNTAINS /CAZ095>097/.

&&

$$

PUBLIC...SANGER
AVN/FW...MV
SYNOPSIS...TLM
PREVIOUS PUBLIC...JDB
Re: Area Forecast Discussion
January 21, 2010 11:38AM
Bumping this up, the graphics stay current & are valuable. Thanks, eeek.
avatar Winter Storm Warning
January 21, 2010 07:24PM
Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA
222 PM PST THU JAN 21 2010

CAZ095>097-220630-
/O.CON.KHNX.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-100122T1700Z/
KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS-SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON-
TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TEHACHAPI...LAKE ISABELLA...
SHAVER LAKE...YOSEMITE VALLEY...CAMP NELSON...GIANT FOREST...
JOHNSONDALE...LODGEPOLE
222 PM PST THU JAN 21 2010

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM PST FRIDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR THE KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND THE
HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 9 AM PST FRIDAY.

* TIMING: THE LAST STORM IN A SERIES OF STORMS WILL AFFECT THE
REGION THIS AFTERNOON INTO FRIDAY MORNING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW
WILL FALL THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY TONIGHT...THEN GRADUALLY
DECREASE IN INTENSITY FRIDAY MORNING.

* SNOW AMOUNTS: NEW SNOWFALL AMOUNTS TODAY AND TONIGHT WILL BE
FROM 1 TO 2 FEET...ESPECIALLY ABOVE 6000 FEET. GUSTY SOUTH TO
SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL CREATE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING
SNOW OVER HIGHEST ELEVATIONS. SNOW LEVELS WILL LOWER FROM 4000
FEET THIS AFTERNOON TO AROUND 2500 FEET TONIGHT AND FRIDAY
MORNING. IN THE KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FALL TO
AS LOW AS 2000 FEET TONIGHT.

* MAIN IMPACT: POSSIBLE ROAD CLOSURES...CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND
DRIFTING SNOW WITH LOCAL WHITEOUT CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS THAT SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF
SNOW ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. THESE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS MAY
IMPACT TRAVEL. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TRAVEL TO OR FROM THE
SOUTH LAND...ESPECIALLY OVER THE GRAPEVINE...BE SURE TO CHECK THE
LATEST WEATHER AND ROAD CONDITIONS BEFORE DEPARTING.

LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...OR YOUR FAVORITE NEWS SOURCE...FOR
UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.

&&

$$
avatar Special Weather Statement
January 23, 2010 12:16PM
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD CA
442 AM PST SAT JAN 23 2010

CAZ095>097-240100-
KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS-SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON-
TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
442 AM PST SAT JAN 23 2010

...MORE SNOWY WEATHER HEADED FOR THE SIERRAS AND POSSIBLY THE
TEHACHAPIS...

ANOTHER ROUND OF SNOW IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE SOUTHERN SIERRA
ON LATE SUNDAY AND INTO SUNDAY NIGHT. SNOW LEVELS WILL BE AROUND
5000 FEET OVER YOSEMITE TOAROUNND 6000 FEET OVER THE TEHACHAPIS.
SNOW AMOUNTS ARE STILL UNCERTAIN AT THIS TIME. THE EXACT TIMING OF
THE SYSTEM IS STILL ALSO UNCERTAIN AS A STRONGER STORM IS EXPECTED
TO DEVELOP ON MONDAY NIGHT AND BRING IN MORE MOISTURE THROUGH
WEDNESDAY. DEPENDING ON THE TRACK OF THE STORM WILL DETERMINE HOW
MUCH SNOW THE AREA RECEIVES.

LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...OR YOUR FAVORITE NEWS SOURCE...FOR
UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.

$$

JDB
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login