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avatar Special Weather Statement
April 17, 2010 10:17AM
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD CA
623 AM PDT SAT APR 17 2010

CAZ089>099-180030-
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-
623 AM PDT SAT APR 17 2010

...COLD WET WEATHER TO RETURN TO CENTRAL CALIFORNIA NEXT WEEK...

MILD TEMPERATURES AND DRY WEATHER THIS WEEKEND WILL GIVE WAY TO
ANOTHER ROUND OF COLD...WET WEATHER NEXT WEEK. A PACIFIC STORM IS
FORECAST TO REACH THE CALIFORNIA COAST MONDAY NIGHT...THEN MOVE
INLAND TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT. BASED ON THE LATEST COMPUTER
PROJECTIONS...THE STORM WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BRING ONE TO TWO
FEET OF NEW SNOW TO THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE SOUTHERN SIERRA
NEVADA...AND UP TO THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH OF RAIN TO THE CENTRAL
AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY.

THE FRONTAL SYSTEM MAY BE ACCOMPANIED BY SOME THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS AS IT MOVES THROUGH THE
AREA TUESDAY.

A VERY COLD AIRMASS IS FORECAST TO MOVE INTO THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
INTERIOR WEDNESDAY MORNING. LOWS IN THE COLDEST VALLEY LOCATIONS
COULD DROP INTO THE UPPER 30S BY SUNRISE WEDNESDAY...AND SNOW LEVELS
COULD FALL TO AROUND 3500 FEET. LIGHT SNOW COULD FALL ON THE
GRAPEVINE AND TEHACHAPI PASS LATE TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...OR YOUR FAVORITE NEWS SOURCE...FOR
LATER STATEMENTS ON THIS APPROACHING STORM.



$$
Re: Special Weather Statement
April 17, 2010 06:02PM
They're forecasting pretty much the same for Tahoe. No thunderstorms mentioned though. Winter doesn't seem to want to give up.
avatar Winter Storm Watch
April 18, 2010 02:37PM
Winter Storm Watch
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA
144 PM PDT SUN APR 18 2010


CAZ096-097-190445-
/O.NEW.KHNX.WS.A.0010.100420T1500Z-100421T0500Z/
SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON-
TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
144 PM PDT SUN APR 18 2010

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING ABOVE 6000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HANFORD HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH ABOVE 6000 FEET FOR HEAVY SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS...WHICH IS
IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING FOR THE
SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE PARK SOUTH TO THE KERN COUNTY
LINE.

* SNOW LEVELS: STARTING OUT NEAR 7000 FEET EARLY TUESDAY LOWERING
TO 4000 TO 5000 FEET TUESDAY AFTERNOON OR EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 12 TO 20 INCHES OF NEW SNOW IS POSSIBLE BY
LATE TUESDAY EVENING. ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 6 INCHES
ARE POSSIBLE LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY...BUT THE
HEAVIER ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE SPOTTY.

* TIMING: A DEVELOPING WINTER STORM WILL MOVE INTO CENTRAL
CALIFORNIA TUESDAY MORNING AND LINGER INTO WEDNESDAY. THE
HEAVIEST SNOW IS LIKELY FROM TUESDAY MORNING INTO TUESDAY
EVENING...THEN DIMINISHING TO SNOW SHOWERS LATER TUESDAY NIGHT
AND WEDNESDAY.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: TUOLUMNE MEADOWS...BADGER PASS...SIERRA
SUMMIT...HUNTINGTON LAKE...WISHON...LODGEPOLE...CAMP NELSON.

* WINDS: GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ALONG AND NEAR THE
CREST WILL CREATE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

* IMPACTS: IF YOU LIVE OR WORK AT OR ABOVE 5000 FEET YOU MAY
ENCOUNTER TRAVEL PROBLEMS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

BINGHAM
Re: Special Weather Statement
April 18, 2010 05:33PM
Ugh. Hard to believe when it's in the 70's today here in the valley.
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