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avatar Winter weather advisory
January 17, 2012 02:30PM
Winter weather advisory
Urgent - winter weather message
National weather service hanford ca
115 pm pst tue jan 17 2012

...Winter weather to return to the southern sierra nevada...

.A series of at least three winter storms will affect the southern
Sierra nevada...Beginning thursday and continuing through the
Weekend. The first storm will impact yosemite national park with
Accumulating snow and gusty winds thursday afternoon through
Friday. The second and third storms will affect the southern
Sierra nevada as far south as sequoia national park with periods
Of heavy snow and strong winds.

Caz096-180530-
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Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
115 pm pst tue jan 17 2012

...Winter weather advisory in effect from noon thursday to 6 pm
Pst friday above 8000 feet...
...Winter storm watch in effect from friday evening through
Sunday afternoon above 5000 feet...

The national weather service in hanford has issued a winter
Weather advisory above 8000 feet for snow and strong winds...Which
Is in effect from noon thursday to 6 pm pst friday for the
Southern sierra nevada for yosemite national park. A winter storm
Watch above 5000 feet has also been issued. This winter storm
Watch above 5000 feet for heavy snow and strong winds is in
Effect from friday evening through sunday afternoon for the
Southern sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon.

* snow accumulations: the first storm will bring accumulations of
4 to 8 inches to the high country of yosemite national park. The
Second and third storms could bring total accumulations of 12 to
18 inches.

* elevation: the snow level will be around 8000 feet
Initially...But will lower to 4000 to 5000 feet by saturday
Night.

* timing: the first storm will reach yosemite thursday
Afternoon...With the heaviest snowfall thursday night into
Friday morning. The second storm will move into the southern
Sierra nevada friday night into saturday morning. There may be a
Break in the precipitation before the third storm arrives
Saturday night and continues into sunday.

* locations include: initially...Tuolumne meadows and tioga pass.
The second and third storms also will impact shaver lake and
Huntington lake.

* winds: winds will gust in excess of 50 mph at times.

* impacts: tioga pass may be affected by snow and winds beginning
Late thursday. Travel into the southern sierra nevada will be
Affected by accumulating and blowing snow as well as strong
Winds. People planning travel into the southern sierra nevada
Should monitor the weather forecasts and heed park...Forest and
Public safety officials. Carry chains and be prepared for delays
And road closures.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow will cause
Travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited
Visibilities...And use caution while driving.

A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant
Snow and strong winds that may impact travel. Continue to monitor
The latest forecasts.

&&

$$
avatar Re: Winter weather advisory
January 17, 2012 02:36PM
avatar Winter storm watch
January 17, 2012 03:30PM
Winter storm watch
Urgent - winter weather message
National weather service hanford ca
115 pm pst tue jan 17 2012

...Winter weather to return to the southern sierra nevada...

.A series of at least three winter storms will affect the southern
Sierra nevada...Beginning thursday and continuing through the
Weekend. The first storm will impact yosemite national park with
Accumulating snow and gusty winds thursday afternoon through
Friday. The second and third storms will affect the southern
Sierra nevada as far south as sequoia national park with periods
Of heavy snow and strong winds.

Caz096-180530-
/o.New.Khnx.Ww.Y.0001.120119t2000z-120121t0200z/
/o.New.Khnx.Ws.A.0001.120121t0200z-120123t0200z/
Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
115 pm pst tue jan 17 2012

...Winter weather advisory in effect from noon thursday to 6 pm
Pst friday above 8000 feet...
...Winter storm watch in effect from friday evening through
Sunday afternoon above 5000 feet...

The national weather service in hanford has issued a winter
Weather advisory above 8000 feet for snow and strong winds...Which
Is in effect from noon thursday to 6 pm pst friday for the
Southern sierra nevada for yosemite national park. A winter storm
Watch above 5000 feet has also been issued. This winter storm
Watch above 5000 feet for heavy snow and strong winds is in
Effect from friday evening through sunday afternoon for the
Southern sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon.

* snow accumulations: the first storm will bring accumulations of
4 to 8 inches to the high country of yosemite national park. The
Second and third storms could bring total accumulations of 12 to
18 inches.

* elevation: the snow level will be around 8000 feet
Initially...But will lower to 4000 to 5000 feet by saturday
Night.

* timing: the first storm will reach yosemite thursday
Afternoon...With the heaviest snowfall thursday night into
Friday morning. The second storm will move into the southern
Sierra nevada friday night into saturday morning. There may be a
Break in the precipitation before the third storm arrives
Saturday night and continues into sunday.

* locations include: initially...Tuolumne meadows and tioga pass.
The second and third storms also will impact shaver lake and
Huntington lake.

* winds: winds will gust in excess of 50 mph at times.

* impacts: tioga pass may be affected by snow and winds beginning
Late thursday. Travel into the southern sierra nevada will be
Affected by accumulating and blowing snow as well as strong
Winds. People planning travel into the southern sierra nevada
Should monitor the weather forecasts and heed park...Forest and
Public safety officials. Carry chains and be prepared for delays
And road closures.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow will cause
Travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited
Visibilities...And use caution while driving.

A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant
Snow and strong winds that may impact travel. Continue to monitor
The latest forecasts.

&&

$$
avatar Re: Winter storm watch
January 17, 2012 03:39PM
Finally! Some Powdiction!



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Re: Winter storm watch
January 17, 2012 03:58PM
Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park to Close this Evening, January 17, 2012

The Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park will close at 7:00 p.m. this evening, Tuesday, January 17, 2012. A series of wet weather systems, with the possibility of heavy snow at the higher elevations, are predicated over the next several days. This possible precipitation, coupled with cold temperatures, will result in hazardous driving conditions on the road.

The Glacier Point Road will remain open through at least this evening. The park will assess the road and weather conditions tomorrow, and there is a possibility the road may close due to hazardous driving conditions.

If conditions change that precipitate the reopening of the Tioga Road, the park will issue a subsequent news release.

For updated 24-hour road and weather information, please call 209-372-0200.


OPPPS just saw this on another thread. Sorry.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/17/2012 03:59PM by parklover.
avatar Re: Winter storm watch
January 17, 2012 04:22PM
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If conditions change that precipitate the reopening of the Tioga Road, the park will issue a subsequent news release.

I would hope that the subsequent news release is sometime in June. And btw it was snowing yesterday morning at Yosemite Point. Proof:

OK, its not much, but at this point, I will take what I can get. It was from the fog in the valley rising up and then falling as "snow". Looking forward to seeing more pictures soon with a bit more of the white stuff!
Re: Winter storm watch
January 17, 2012 07:04PM
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Bearproof
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If conditions change that precipitate the reopening of the Tioga Road, the park will issue a subsequent news release.

I would hope that the subsequent news release is sometime in June. And btw it was snowing yesterday morning at Yosemite Point. Proof:

OK, its not much, but at this point, I will take what I can get. It was from the fog in the valley rising up and then falling as "snow". Looking forward to seeing more pictures soon with a bit more of the white stuff!

Great picture. Now we only need a gazillion more.
Re: Winter weather advisory
January 17, 2012 05:53PM
Finally...let the snow fall!!
avatar Re: Winter weather advisory
January 19, 2012 12:49PM
avatar Winter storm warning
January 19, 2012 05:42PM
Winter storm warning
Urgent - winter weather message
National weather service hanford ca
230 pm pst thu jan 19 2012

...Winter weather to return to the southern sierra nevada...

.A series of at least two winter storms will affect the southern
Sierra nevada...Beginning tonight and continuing through the
Weekend. The first storm will impact yosemite national park with
Some accumulating snow and gusty winds early this evening through
Early friday morning. The second and more powerful system will
Move into the southern sierra late friday night and will continue
On saturday. Snowfall will be significantly higher with this
System. The system will affect the southern sierra nevada as far
South as sequoia national park with periods of heavy snow and
Strong winds.

Caz096-200700-
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Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
230 pm pst thu jan 19 2012

...Winter weather advisory remains in effect from 4 pm this
Afternoon to noon pst friday above 8000 feet...
...Winter storm warning in effect from noon friday to 4 am pst
Sunday above 5000 feet...

The national weather service in hanford has issued a winter storm
Warning above 5000 feet for heavy snow and strong winds...Which
Is in effect from noon friday to 4 am pst sunday for the southern
Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon. The winter storm
Watch is no longer in effect for the southern sierra nevada from
Yosemite to kings canyon. A winter weather advisory above 8000
Feet remains in effect from 4 pm this afternoon to noon pst friday
For the southern sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon.

* snow accumulations: snow fall of around 2 to 4 inches will fall
Overnight...Mainly in the yosemite park area. Snow will once
Again begin falling on friday night and continue through
Saturday with snow totals of up to 2 feet possible by saturday
Evening. Total snowfall in the southern sierra north of kings
Canyon will be 1 to 2 feet through saturday night.

* snow levels: the snow level will initially be at or above
8000 feet until friday night...Gradually lowering through
The day saturday...Then falling to near 5000 feet late
Saturday into sunday.

* timing: the first batch of moisture will reach yosemite park
Tonight...Pushing south to kings canyon friday. The second
Storm system will move into the southern sierra friday night
And continue through saturday.

* locations include: yosemite national park...Shaver lake.

* winds: gusts in excess of 50 mph at times over highest ridge
Tops and near the sierra crest will cause areas of blowing
And drifting snow.

* impacts: travel into the southern sierra nevada above 6000
Feetcould be severely hampered.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

People planning travel into the southern sierra nevada should
Monitor the latest weather forecasts. Heed directions from park
And forest service personnel...And other public safety officials.
Carry chains and be prepared for road delays or closures.

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.

A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow will cause
Travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited
Visibilities...And use caution while driving.


&&


$$
avatar Special weather statement
January 20, 2012 09:43PM
Special weather statement
National weather service san joaquin valley - hanford ca
409 pm pst fri jan 20 2012

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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-
409 pm pst fri jan 20 2012

...More wet weather on the horizon...

A couple of winter storms will impact central california through
Early next week.

A powerful pacific storm will move through central california
This evening and continue through saturday with heavy snowfall
Likely over the southern sierra nevada.

Three quarters of an inch to one and a half inches of rainfall
Will be possible over the mariposa...Madera and fresno county
Foothills.

In the san joaquin valley...The heaviest rain is expected in the
Central valley where one quarter to three quarters of an inch will
Be possible. Breezy to windy conditions will develop behind the
Front on saturday with strong wind gusts possible over the kern
County mountains and deserts.

The next storm will reach central california sunday night and
Continue into monday morning. This will be a cold storm...With
Snow levels falling to around 4500 feet in yosemite national park
And to around 5000 feet in the kern county mountains monday.
Another foot of snow is possible with this storm with more valley
Rain expected.

Impacts include...
* fallen tree leaves could clog drains resulting in urban
Flooding in areas of moderate to heavy rainfall.

* oil has had a few months to accumulate on roadways and
Rainfall on these roads will cause slicker than usual
Conditions.

* gusty winds combined with periods of moderate rain may lead
Downed tree branches and possibly local power outages.

* ponding of water on roadways will be possible in areas of
Moderate to heavy rainfall.

* heavy snowfall over the mountains may lead to travel delays...
Chain controls...Or possibly road closures.

* the major passes through the kern county mountains...Highway
58 through the tehachapi pass and interstate 5 over the
Grapevine...Will be below the snow line. The main weather
Problem for these passes will be gusty winds on saturday.
Higher elevation roads...Including highway 178 through the
Walker pass...Could see some accumulating snow monday.



$$

Durfee
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