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avatar Special weather statement
December 15, 2012 01:29PM
Special weather statement
National weather service san joaquin valley - hanford ca
108 pm pst sat dec 15 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-
108 pm pst sat dec 15 2012

...Unsettled weather to return to the central california

A series of pacific storms will move through the region over the
Next several days. The first system will quickly sweep through
The region tonight...Bringing light mountain snow and scattered
Light rain showers...Mainly north of kern county. Some showers
Will linger over yosemite national park into sunday morning.

There will be a break in the action sunday night into monday
Before another system moves in on monday. This will be a stronger
System and we are expecting moderate to heavy snow on monday
Afternoon into tuesday morning across the sierra north of kings
Canyon. Moderate snow is expected in the sierra from kings canyon
To the kern county line...With only light snow into the tehachapis.
Rainfall is expected over most of the central california interior in
The lower elevations monday night into tuesday.

Once again...There will be a break in the action on tuesday
Night through thursday afternoon. Another storm system is expected
To impact the area on thursday evening and continue into
Friday. A strong cold front will move through the area and bring
Rain and high elevation snow.

Listen to noaa weather radio...Or your favorite news source...For
Updates on this situation. Please also visit us on our web page at
Www.Weather.Gov/hanford. You can also like us on facebook at
Us national weather service hanford or send us a report or a
Question on twitter at @nwshanford.


avatar Winter weather advisory
December 16, 2012 01:53PM
Winter weather advisory
Urgent - winter weather message
National weather service hanford ca
1245 pm pst sun dec 16 2012

Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
1245 pm pst sun dec 16 2012

...Winter weather advisory in effect from 4 am monday to 4 am pst
Tuesday above 5000 feet...

The national weather service in hanford has issued a winter
Weather advisory above 5000 feet for snow...Which is in effect
From 4 am monday to 4 am pst tuesday 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.

* snow accumulations: 7 to 11 inches.

* snow level: initially at or above 6000 feet monday lowering to
4500 to 5000 feet monday night.

* locations include: shaver lake...Huntington lake

* winds: southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 55 mph over
The sierra crest with blowing and drifting snow.

* impacts: snow covered roads...Treacherous driving conditions.
Possible 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.



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