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avatar Winter Storm Warning
April 19, 2010 04:40PM
Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA
315 PM PDT MON APR 19 2010

CAZ096-097-200500-
/O.UPG.KHNX.WS.A.0010.100420T1500Z-100421T0500Z/
/O.NEW.KHNX.WS.W.0011.100420T1600Z-100421T0500Z/
SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON-
TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
315 PM PDT MON APR 19 2010

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 10 PM PDT TUESDAY
ABOVE 6000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HANFORD HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING ABOVE 6000 FEET FOR HEAVY SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS...WHICH IS
IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 10 PM PDT TUESDAY FOR THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS
OF THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER
IN EFFECT.

* 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 LIKELY BY
LATE TUESDAY EVENING. ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 6 INCHES
ARE POSSIBLE LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY...BUT THESE
ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE MORE SPOTTY IN NATURE.

* 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 AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

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

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.

&&

$$

BINGHAM
Re: Winter Storm Warning
April 19, 2010 06:50PM
Can we make a reasonable guess if Tuolumne Meadows will open behind schedule? I don't know if this is normal for this time of year.
avatar Re: Winter Storm Warning
April 19, 2010 06:52PM
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traildad
Can we make a reasonable guess if Tuolumne Meadows will open behind schedule?

Nope. For one thing we have a new guy in charge of the park and we don't know how his policies will affect the plowing.
Re: Winter Storm Warning
April 19, 2010 08:29PM
Let's hope he doesn't decide he can save money by just letting the snow melt. smiling smiley
avatar Re: Winter Storm Warning
April 19, 2010 08:50PM
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Louis
Let's hope he doesn't decide he can save money by just letting the snow melt. smiling smiley

Avalanche risk is probably the biggest factor.
Re: Winter Storm Warning
April 19, 2010 09:04PM
Rick,
Do you recognize the location where my avatar pic was taken? Hint...it's not in the park.
avatar Re: Winter Storm Warning
April 19, 2010 09:11PM
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Louis
Rick,
Do you recognize the location where my avatar pic was taken? Hint...it's not in the park.

It's a bit small to see much. Highway 108 maybe?
Re: Winter Storm Warning
April 19, 2010 10:10PM
Right. Leavitt Falls Vista Point on Hwy 108. I think you once posted a pic of the spot.
Re: Winter Storm Warning
April 20, 2010 04:24PM
So far the storm as it came through Tahoe has been a dud. When I tried looking at the Yosemite cams earlier I couldn't see anything. Looked like fog or snow...not sure which.
avatar Re: Winter Storm Warning
April 20, 2010 04:28PM
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Louis
So far the storm as it came through Tahoe has been a dud. When I tried looking at the Yosemite cams earlier I couldn't see anything. Looked like fog or snow...not sure which.

Looks like about ten inches of new snow at Dana Meadows.
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