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avatar Winter storm warning
March 22, 2011 05:02PM
Winter storm warning
Urgent - winter weather message
National weather service hanford ca
142 pm pdt tue mar 22 2011

...Another pacific storm system to impact the central california
Interior...

.The next winter like storm system will move across the area late
Tonight through wednesday night. Heavy snow can be expected above
The 4000 foot elevation. Another storm will reach the area
Thursday afternoon.

Caz096-230445-
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/o.New.Khnx.Ws.W.0008.110323t0700z-110325t1200z/
Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
142 pm pdt tue mar 22 2011

...Winter storm warning in effect from midnight tonight to 5 am
Pdt friday...

The national weather service in hanford has issued a winter storm
Warning for heavy snow and strong winds...Which is in effect from
Midnight tonight to 5 am pdt friday...For the southern sierra
Nevada from yosemite to kings canyon. The winter storm watch is no
Longer in effect.

* snow accumulations: from 12 to 18 inches above 4000 feet and
Up to 3 feet above 7000 feet.

* snow level: 4500 feet tonight...Lowering to 3500 feet thursday
Morning...Then rising to around 4000 feet.

* timing: moderate to heavy snow developing late tonight through
Late wednesday night. Snow will diminish thursday
Morning...Then increase in intensity thursday afternoon and
Overnight.

* locations include: shaver lake...Yosemite valley...Huntington
Lake...Tuolumne meadows.

* winds: gusts up to 60 mph over the higher elevations.

* impacts: snow covered roads will create hazardous driving
Conditions and possible 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.

&&

$$
Re: Winter storm warning
March 22, 2011 05:45PM
"YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK -- All roads into Yosemite National Park have been temporarily closed after a major storm dumped snow, caused mudslides and downed trees and power lines.

Park officials said Monday that power is out across Yosemite Valley and about 200 visitors are being evacuated.

Officials say the weekend storm dropped more than 3.5 feet of snow throughout the park in the last 24 hours, including in Yosemite Valley, Wawona, and Crane Flat.

Highways 41, 120 and 140 entering the park have been closed.

The California Highway Patrol says Highway 41 has been reopened outside the park despite hazardous conditions from snow and toppled trees. Downed trees and power lines have also shut down Highway 140 outside the park between El Portal and Midpines.

Officials say they're not sure when those roads will reopen. "
Re: Winter storm warning
March 22, 2011 05:53PM
PG&E customers in Yosemite National Park and parts of El Portal will remain without power for three to six days as crews work to replace a transmission pole severed by a rock slide, a utility spokeswoman said this afternoon.

The slide in the Ferguson rockslide area on Highway 140 along the Merced River knocked out the pole and service to 585 customers during a weekend snow storm, said Nicole Liebelt, a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. spokeswoman.

A replacement pole, equipment and crews were flown in this morning to begin work to restore power between storms, Liebelt said.

Another storm is expected to arrive in the region later today.

PG&E crews and workers from other utilities will be on the job around the clock, though the stormy weather could hamper or halt work, Liebelt said.



PG&E officials are working with park officials to contact residents and help them with housing accommodations and access to warming centers while the area remains without power, she said.

Meanwhile, power is expected to be restored to all PG&E customers in Oakhurst by early this evening, Liebelt said. About 1,700 customers still were without power Monday evening.

About 720 Southern California Edison Co. customers remained without power this morning in Shaver Lake, said Lauren Bartlett, a company spokeswoman.

None of the utility's customers in Tulare and Kings counties were without power today, Bartlett said.




Read more: http://www.fresnobee.com/2011/03/22/2320345/long-wait-for-power-in-yosemite.html#ixzz1HNb2Hs4x
avatar Re: Winter storm warning
March 22, 2011 08:42PM
Re: Winter storm warning
March 22, 2011 09:12PM
Haha, I live in the SF bay area. That storm is passing through here first!
avatar Winter storm warning
March 23, 2011 03:31PM
Winter storm warning
Urgent - winter weather message
National weather service hanford ca
1258 pm pdt wed mar 23 2011

...More winter weather to impact the central california interior...

.A like storm system will move across the area through tonight.
Heavy snow can be expected above the 4000 foot elevation. Another
Storm will reach the area thursday afternoon and impact the area
Through early friday morning.

Caz096-097-240400-
/o.Con.Khnx.Ws.W.0008.000000t0000z-110325t1200z/
Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
Tulare county mountains-
1258 pm pdt wed mar 23 2011

...Winter storm warning remains in effect until 5 am pdt friday...

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 5 am pdt friday
For the higher elevations of the southern sierra nevada.

* snow accumulations: from 12 to 18 inches above 4000 feet and
Up to 3 feet above 7000 feet.

* elevation: above 4000 feet.

* timing: moderate to heavy snow through late tonight. Snow will
Diminish thursday morning...Then increase in intensity thursday
Afternoon and continue through late thursday night.

* locations include: camp nelson...Giant forest...Johnsondale...
Lodgepole...Shaver lake...Yosemite valley.

* winds: gusts up to 60 mph over the higher elevations.

* impacts: snow covered roads will create hazardous driving
Conditions and possible 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.

&&

$$
avatar Winter storm warning
March 24, 2011 01:12PM
Winter storm warning
Urgent - winter weather message
National weather service hanford ca
1121 am pdt thu mar 24 2011

.Another late season storm system will move into and across the
Area later today through friday morning. More mountain snow...
Lower elevation rain and gusty winds will accompany this storm as
It moves across the central california interior before departing
To the east friday morning.

Caz096-097-250230-
/o.Con.Khnx.Ws.W.0008.000000t0000z-110325t1800z/
Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
Tulare county mountains-
1121 am pdt thu mar 24 2011

...Winter storm warning remains in effect until 11 am pdt
Friday...

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 11 am pdt friday
For the higher elevations of the southern sierra nevada.

* snow accumulations: from 12 to 18 inches above 4000 feet and up
To 2 feet above 7000 feet.

* snow levels: 4500 to 5000 feet today lowering to near 4000 feet
Tonight through friday morning.

* timing: snow becoming heavy at times this afternoon and
Continuing tonight. Snow tapering off to showers and diminishing
Friday morning.

* locations include: camp nelson...Giant forest...Johnsondale...
Lodgepole...Shaver lake...Yosemite valley

* winds: gusts up to 60 mph over the higher elevations creating
Blowing and drifting snow.

* impacts: snow covered roads will create hazardous driving
Conditions and possible 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.

&&

$$
Re: Winter storm warning
March 24, 2011 04:20PM
Once Winter is over, shouldn't it be called a Spring storm warning? Maybe even a "Winter like" storm warning.Pounding head on desk
Re: Winter storm warning
March 24, 2011 07:22PM
Well, still freezing up in Northern Cali, its like Winter to me :-).
avatar Re: Winter storm warning
March 24, 2011 07:56PM
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fluxfluxa
Well, still freezing up in Northern Cali, its like Winter to me :-).

Sure looks like winter to me too.
Re: Winter storm warning
March 26, 2011 09:16PM
I was there the last week. We kept having to delay our trip home because of all the road conditions.
avatar Re: Winter storm warning
March 27, 2011 06:12AM
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jackolive
I was there the last week. We kept having to delay our trip home because of all the road conditions.

There are worse places to get stuck. winking smiley
Re: Winter storm warning
March 27, 2011 12:58PM
True true. We just weren't all prepared for the roads being closed. All in all, I had a great trip even with the extension :-).
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