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avatar Special Weather Statement
April 24, 2010 12:32PM
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD CA
444 AM PDT SAT APR 24 2010

CAZ089>099-250000-
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-
444 AM PDT SAT APR 24 2010

...POSSIBLE ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN TO RETURN NEXT WEEK...

AFTER A MILD WEEKEND THIS WEEKEND...WE WILL SEE A RETURN TO AN
ACTIVE AND UNSEASONABLY COOL WEATHER PATTERN BY TUESDAY NIGHT
AND INTO WEDNESDAY.

A COLD STORM ORIGINATING FROM THE GULF OF ALASKA WILL MOVE INTO
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ON TUESDAY NIGHT AND EARLY WEDNESDAY...BRINGING
A THREAT OF RAIN AND GUSTY WINDS TO THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY...AND
WINTRY CONDITIONS TO THE SOUTHERN SIERRA MOUNTAIN REGION.

FORECAST MODEL SOLUTIONS CONTINUE TO BE IN DISAGREEMENT WITH
INTENSITY AND EXACT TIMING AND TRACK OF THE STORM SYSTEM NEXT
WEEK AND FORECAST CONFIDENCE REMAINS LOW. HOWEVER PEOPLE WITH
TRAVEL PLANS NEXT WEEK SHOULD KEEP AWARE OF THE LATEST WEATHER
FORECASTS...AND ANY POSSIBLE WATCHES OR ADVISORIES ISSUED FROM THE
FORECAST OFFICE.

$$
avatar Special Weather Statement
April 26, 2010 02:33PM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD CA
444 AM PDT MON APR 26 2010

CAZ089>099-262215-
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-
444 AM PDT MON APR 26 2010

...WETTER AND MUCH COOLER LATER TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY...

A STORM IN THE PACIFIC WILL SEND A COLD FRONT ACROSS CENTRAL
CALIFORNIA LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THIS FRONT WILL
BRING A PERIOD OF RAIN AND HIGH ELEVATION SNOW TO THE REGION.

VALLEY RAIN AMOUNTS COULD BE FROM A HALF INCH AT MERCED AND
FRESNO...RAPIDLY TAPERING OFF TO ONLY A FEW HUNDREDTHS AT
BAKERSFIELD. THE SNOW LEVEL IN THE SIERRA WILL START OUT AT OR
ABOVE 8000 FEET TUESDAY AFTERNOON...LOWERING TO 5000 TO 6000 FEET
WEDNESDAY MORNING. PRELIMINARY INDICATIONS OF UP TO A FOOT OF SNOW
MAY FALL ABOVE 7000 FEET FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON. THE SNOW
LEVEL IS NOT EXPECTED TO REACH THE PASSES OF KERN COUNTY.

AFTER THE FRONT MOVES THROUGH...A BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE
ALOFT WILL LINGER OVER THE WESTERN STATES THROUGH THE END OF THE
WEEK. THIS WILL BRING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS TO THE SOUTHERN SIERRA
AT LEAST THROUGH SATURDAY...BUT ELSEWHERE MAINLY DRY WITH A SLIGHT
WARMING TREND.

BREEZY TO LOCALLY WINDY CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP IN THE SAN JOAQUIN
VALLEY WEDNESDAY...SPREADING INTO THE KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND
DESERTS. THE WINDS WILL BEGIN TO DIMINISH WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND
THURSDAY.

IF YOU HAVE TRAVEL PLANS THIS WEEK...KEEP ABREAST OF THE LATEST
FORECASTS FOR ANY ADVISORIES OR WARNINGS THAT MAY BE ISSUED ACROSS
CALIFORNIA...ESPECIALLY FOR SNOW IN THE SIERRA AND WINDS IN THE
DESERTS.


$$

BINGHAM
avatar Winter Weather Advisory
April 27, 2010 07:25AM
Winter Weather Advisory
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA
259 AM PDT TUE APR 27 2010

CAZ096-097-271800-
/O.CON.KHNX.WW.Y.0014.100427T1800Z-100428T1200Z/
SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON-
TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
259 AM PDT TUE APR 27 2010

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS
MORNING TO 5 AM PDT WEDNESDAY ABOVE 6000 FEET...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 6000 FEET REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM
11 AM THIS MORNING TO 5 AM PDT WEDNESDAY FOR THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS OF THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 8 TO 12 INCHES ARE LIKELY.

* ELEVATION: SNOW BEGINNING AT OR ABOVE 7000 FEET TODAY. THE SNOW
LEVEL WILL LOWER TO 5000 FEET BY DAYBREAK WEDNESDAY.

* TIMING: SNOW WILL BEGIN NEAR YOSEMITE THIS MORNING...THEN SPREAD
SOUTH THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL
OCCUR LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TO
SHOWERS BY DAYBREAK...HOWEVER THE SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE
INTO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...AND ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO
4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: TUOLUMNE MEADOWS...HUNTINGTON
LAKE...WISHON...LODGEPOLE...GIANT FOREST...CAMP NELSON.

* WINDS: STRONG WEST WINDS OVER THE CREST WILL CREATE AREAS OF
DRIFTING AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS: IF YOU LIVE OR WORK AT OR ABOVE 6000 FEET YOU MAY
ENCOUNTER TRAVEL PROBLEMS INCLUDING ROAD CLOSURES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE
MAINLY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

&&

$$

BINGHAM
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