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avatar Special weather statement
March 22, 2012 12:35PM
Special weather statement
National weather service san joaquin valley - hanford ca
330 am pdt thu mar 22 2012

Caz089>099-222300-
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-
330 am pdt thu mar 22 2012

...Wet weather returns to the central california interior this
Weekend...

A storm system originating in the gulf of alaska will drift southward
During the next couple of days and be situated off the california
Coast this weekend. Although there is some uncertainty with the track
Of this storm and the arrival of its precipitation...It has the
Potential to bring a substantial amount of rain and mountain snow to
The central california interior by the end of this weekend.

Rainfall totals of up to an inch are possible in the san joaquin valley
By sunday evening with two inches or more in the foothills. In the
Mountains...Snow accumulations of up to two feet are possible above
6000 feet by sunday night. As the storm approaches....Gusty winds of
Up to 40 mph may occur in merced county and along the west side of the
San joaquin valley saturday. A colder and unstable airmass associated
With this storm may trigger isolated thunderstorms in the san joaquin
Valley sunday afternoon. In the mountains...Snow levels will initially
Be between 6500 feet and 7500 feet then lower to around 4500 feet by
Sunday night. In the kern county deserts...Rainfall from this storm
Will generally be less than a quarter of an inch. However...Brisk winds
May hamper travel below the passes saturday afternoon through sunday.

Persons with travel plans this weekend should be prepared for winter
Driving conditions in the mountains above 6000 feet and rain slicked
Highways in the lower elevations with possible travel delays. Stay
Tuned to noaa weather radio or your favorite media source for updates
On this developing storm.

$$

Sanger
avatar Hazardous weather outlook
March 22, 2012 09:49PM
Hazardous weather outlook
National weather service san joaquin valley - hanford ca
840 pm pdt thu mar 22 2012

Caz089>099-240345-
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-
840 pm pdt thu mar 22 2012

...Unsettled weather returning this weekend...

This hazardous weather outlook is for all of interior central
California.

.Day one...Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected.

.Days two through seven...Friday through wednesday

A storm system will bring rain and mountain snow to the area this
Weekend...Along with locally gusty winds. There is also a slight
Chance of thunderstorms in the san joaquin valley sunday afternoon.

Please refer to the special weather statement or /sfospshnx/ for
More details.

.Spotter information statement...

Skywarn spotter activation is not anticipated.

Weather spotters are encouraged to report any significant or
Unusual conditions to the national weather service.

$$

Wp
avatar Winter storm watch
March 24, 2012 02:33AM
Winter storm watch
Urgent - winter weather message
National weather service hanford ca
213 am pdt sat mar 24 2012

Caz096-097-241800-
/o.Exa.Khnx.Ws.A.0005.120325t1800z-120326t1200z/
Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
Tulare county mountains-
213 am pdt sat mar 24 2012

...Winter storm watch in effect from sunday morning through late
Sunday night above 5000 feet...

The national weather service in hanford has issued a winter storm
Watch above 5000 feet for heavy snow and strong winds... Which is
In effect from sunday morning through late sunday night for the
Higher elevations of the southern sierra nevada.

* snow accumulations: up to 12 inches below 7000 feet and up to 24
Inches above 7000 feet.

* elevation: above 5000 feet.

* timing: the snow level will fall to around 5000 feet by late
Sunday afternoon...Then continue falling to around 4500 feet
Overnight. The heaviest snow is expected sunday afternoon
And evening.

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

* winds: gusts up to 60 mph will be possible along the crest.

* impacts: travel along highway 41 towards yosemite national park
And highways 180 and 198 into sequoia national park. Possible
Road closures and chains required above 5000 feet sunday and
Sunday night.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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
March 24, 2012 08:29AM
Don't mind the snow... but high winds blow... so home I stay...
sad smiley



Chick-on is looking at you!
avatar Re: Winter storm watch
March 24, 2012 01:00PM
Quote
chick-on
Don't mind the snow... but high winds blow... so home I stay...
sad smiley

No flying?
avatar Winter storm warning
March 24, 2012 09:19PM
Winter storm warning
Urgent - winter weather message
National weather service hanford ca
316 pm pdt sat mar 24 2012

Caz096-097-250630-
/o.Upg.Khnx.Ws.A.0005.120325t1800z-120326t1200z/
/o.New.Khnx.Ws.W.0005.120325t1200z-120326t1200z/
Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
Tulare county mountains-
316 pm pdt sat mar 24 2012

...Winter storm warning in effect from 5 am sunday to 5 am pdt
Monday 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 5 am sunday to 5 am pdt monday for the higher
Elevations of the southern sierra nevada. The winter storm watch
Is no longer in effect for the higher elevations of the southern
Sierra nevada.

* snow accumulations: 6 to 12 inches above 5000 feet and up to
18 inches above 6000 feet.

* elevation: above 5000 feet.

* timing: the snow level will fall to around 5000 feet by early
Sunday morning...Then continue falling to around 4500 feet by
Early afternoon. The heaviest snow is expected sunday morning
And afternoon.

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

* winds: gusts up to 60 mph will be possible along the crest.

* impacts: travel along highway 41 towards yosemite national park
And highways 180 and 198 into sequoia national park. Possible
Road closures and chains required above 5000 feet sunday and
Sunday night.


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.

&&

$$
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