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avatar Special weather statement
February 11, 2012 11:34AM
Special weather statement
National weather service san joaquin valley - hanford ca
300 am pst sat feb 11 2012

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-
300 am pst sat feb 11 2012

...Storm to reach the central california interior monday...

A pacific storm will spread rain and mountain snow across the
Central california interior monday...With gusty winds over the kern
County mountains and deserts monday afternoon and evening.

A very cold airmass is associated with this storm...And snow levels
Will drop rapidly monday. The snow level at yosemite will be around
4000 feet monday...Dropping to 3500 feet by tuesday morning. Snow
Levels will be higher to the south...But are expected to lower to
Around 4000 feet in the tehachapi mountains by late monday.

Although there is some uncertainty as to expected rainfall and
Snowfall amounts...Computer models forecast up to a half inch of
Rain on the san joaquin valley floor for monday and monday night. In
The southern sierra nevada...Snowfall accumulations of 5 to 8 inches
Will be possible over the high country. Light accumulations could
Fall on the grapevine and tehachapi pass.

The storm also will bring gusty winds to the kern county mountains
And deserts. Gusts up to 45 mph will be possible over the ridges and
Through and below favored passes and canyons...Especially monday
Afternoon and evening.

People planning travel into the southern sierra nevada and tehachapi
Mountains monday and monday night should be prepared for winter
Driving conditions. Carry chains...Warm clothing...Water and non
Perishable food. Allow extra travel time and be prepared for delays
Or road closures. The gusty winds may make travel in the kern county
Mountains and deserts difficult at times for high profile vehicles
Such as campers and trailers.

Stay tuned to noaa weather radio...Or your favorite news
Source...For updates on this storm. Or visit our web site at



avatar Winter weather advisory
February 12, 2012 09:47AM
Winter weather advisory
Urgent - winter weather message
National weather service hanford ca
245 am pst sun feb 12 2012

...Winter storm to affect the southern sierra nevada tonight and

.A pacific storm will bring snow...Gusty winds and a very cold
Airmass to the southern sierra nevada beginning tonight. The snow
Level will fall into the foothills by monday evening. Total new
Snow accumulations could be as high as 8 inches over the high
Country...With 2 to 5 inches above 4000 feet.

Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
245 am pst sun feb 12 2012

...Winter weather advisory in effect from midnight tonight to
8 pm pst monday...

The national weather service in hanford has issued a winter
Weather advisory for snow and strong winds...Which is in effect
From midnight tonight to 8 pm pst monday for the southern sierra
Nevada from yosemite to kings canyon.

* snow accumulations: 5 to 8 inches above 6000 feet...And 2 to 5
Inches above 4000 feet.

* elevation: the snow level be around 5500 feet tonight...Lowering
To 4000 feet monday and to around 3000 feet monday night.

* timing: snow will begin this evening. The heaviest snow will be
Monday...Tapering off monday evening.

* locations include: shaver lake...Yosemite valley...Shaver lake.

* winds: gusts to around 45 mph may cause blowing and drifting of

* impacts: snow may make some mountain roads impassible. Expect
Delays and road closures. Snow laden branches could break loose
From trees.

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.



Re: Winter weather advisory
February 12, 2012 01:01PM
Some snow is good. Decent timing because we are somewhat close to the optimal time for "you know what."
avatar Re: Special weather statement
February 13, 2012 11:15AM
Come on snow. I will be there all next week.
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