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avatar Special weather statement
February 05, 2013 11:11AM
Special weather statement
National weather service san joaquin valley - hanford ca
506 am pst tue feb 5 2013

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-
506 am pst tue feb 5 2013

...Next winter storm to reach the central california interior
Thursday night...

The next pacific storm will reach the central california interior
Thursday afternoon...Bringing an unseasonably cold airmass to the
Region. The snow level thursday night will range from 3500 feet near
Yosemite national park to 4500 feet over the tehachapi mountains.
The snow level will fall to around 2500 feet across the southern
Sierra nevada and tehachapi mountains by friday night...With snow
Falling on the passes through the kern county mountains beginning
Friday and continuing through friday night. Snow will also fall well
Into the foothills of the southern sierra nevada...And mariposa and
Oakhurst could see light accumulations.

The storm will bring gusty winds to the kern county mountains and
Deserts friday and friday night...With gusts up to 55 mph
Possible...Especially through and below favored passes and canyons.

The cold...Unstable airmass also will bring a slight chance of
Thunderstorms to the central and southern san joaquin valley and the
Adjacent foothills friday. Brief heavy rain...Small hail...Gusty
Winds and possibly a funnel cloud could accompany any thunderstorms.

There is still some uncertainty about the exact storm track...Timing
And intensity of this storm. Stay tuned to noaa weather radio or
Your favorite local news source for the latest statements on this
Storm. You can also visit our web site at www.Weather.Gov/hanford
And follow us on facebook or twitter.

avatar Winter weather advisory
February 07, 2013 12:23PM
Winter weather advisory
Urgent - winter weather message
National weather service hanford ca
659 am pst thu feb 7 2013

Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
Tulare county mountains-
659 am pst thu feb 7 2013

...Winter weather advisory remains in effect from 4 pm this
Afternoon to 10 pm pst friday...

A winter weather advisory remains in effect from 4 pm this
Afternoon to 10 pm pst friday for the higher elevations of the
Southern sierra nevada.

* snow accumulations: 4 to 6 inches.

* timing: beginning late thursday afternoon in the northern
Parts of the southern sierra and spreading southward into
Tulare county thursday night and friday morning.

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

* winds: 25 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph in the highest

* impacts: snow may make roads impassable and will lower
Visibilities. Winds will make traveling dangerous especially
For high profile vehicles.

* for a detailed view of the hazard area...Visit

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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