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avatar Special weather statement
March 30, 2012 11:43AM
Special weather statement
National weather service san joaquin valley - hanford ca
1100 am pdt fri mar 30 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-
1100 am pdt fri mar 30 2012

...A winter-like storm will affect the central california interior
This weekend...

A cold pacific storm will impact the central california interior
This weekend...Beginning midday saturday. The storm will likely
Bring heavy snow and strong winds to the higher elevations of the
Sierra saturday afternoon and saturday night. Snowfall totals of
8 inches or more are possible above 7000 feet with lighter snow
Accumulations down to 4000 feet by sunday morning...Primarily north
Of kings canyon.

In the kern county mountains...Snow accumulations of up to 4 inches
Are possible above 6000 feet by sunday morning. While the bulk of
The precipitation will fall as rain at pass level...The rain could
End as a few snow showers down to about 4000 feet by saturday night.
Additionally...Brisk winds are likely through and below the mountain
Passes this weekend. Westerly winds of 25 to 35 mph are likely in
This region from saturday afternoon into sunday morning with gusts
To 55 mph possible right below the passes.

In the san joaquin valley...Southerly winds may gust to 35 mph or
Higher in merced county and along the west side during the midday
And afternoon hours saturday. Projected rain amounts from this
Storm will range from just a few hundredths of an inch along the
West side and south end to as much as a quarter of an inch from
Fresno county north.

In the sierra foothills...Rainfall amounts of a quarter of an inch
To three quarters of an inch are likely by the time precipitation
Dwindles to a few showers sunday morning.

Persons with travel plans this weekend should be prepared for
Winter-like driving conditions in the sierra and over the higher
Elevations of kern county with rain slicked highways in the lower
Elevations. Stay tuned to noaa weather radio or your favorite media
Source for updates on this potentially hazardous storm.


avatar Winter storm warning
March 30, 2012 04:57PM
Winter storm warning
Urgent - winter weather message
National weather service hanford ca
125 pm pdt fri mar 30 2012

...A winter-like storm will impact travel in the mountains this

Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
125 pm pdt fri mar 30 2012

...Winter storm warning in effect from 2 pm saturday to 5 am pdt
Sunday above 7000 feet...

The national weather service in hanford has issued a winter storm
Warning above 7000 feet for heavy snow and strong winds... Which
Is in effect from 2 pm saturday to 5 am pdt sunday for the southern
Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon.

* snow accumulations: 7 to 12 inches above 7000 feet with local
Amounts of up to 19 inches.

* timing: the heaviest snow is expected between 2 pm saturday and 2 am

* locations include: huntington lake...China peak...Tuolumne meadows.

* impacts: blowing and drifting snow...Winter-like 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.


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