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avatar Winter Storm Warning
February 23, 2010 12:51PM
Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA
1136 AM PST TUE FEB 23 2010

CAZ096-097-240230-
/O.EXT.KHNX.WS.W.0005.100224T0200Z-100225T0000Z/
SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON-
TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
1136 AM PST TUE FEB 23 2010

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
4 PM PST WEDNESDAY ABOVE 6000 FEET...

THE WINTER STORM WARNING ABOVE 6000 FEET IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM
6 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 PM PST WEDNESDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: TOTAL SNOWFALL OF ONE TO TWO FEET IS LIKELY
FROM YOSEMITE TO SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARKS.

* ELEVATION: SNOW LEVELS LOWERING TO 5000 FEET OVERNIGHT...WITH
THE HEAVIEST SNOW EXPECTED ABOVE 6000 FEET.

* TIMING: THE SNOW WILL BEGIN THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TO SHOWERS WEDNESDAY
EVENING WITH LITTLE ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: LODGEPOLE...GIANT FOREST...SHAVER LAKE...
HUNTINGTON LAKE...TUOLUMNE MEADOWS...BADGER PASS...SIERRA
SUMMIT.

* WINDS: GUSTY WINDS OVER 50 MPH ARE LIKELY OVER AND NEAR THE
CREST. THESE WINDS WILL CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH
LIMITED VISIBILITIES. ELSEWHERE WINDS SHOULD BE BELOW 25 MPH.

* IMPACTS: TRAVEL INTO THE SOUTHERN SIERRA WILL BE SEVERELY HAMPERED
WHERE HEAVY SNOW OCCURS...ESPECIALLY ON ROADS THAT EXCEED 6000
FEET.

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.

&&

JMB

$$
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