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avatar Special weather statement
July 01, 2013 12:05PM
Special weather statement
National weather service san joaquin valley - hanford ca
1018 am pdt mon jul 1 2013

Caz095>097-020600-
Kern county mountains-sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
Tulare county mountains-
1018 am pdt mon jul 1 2013

...Thunderstorm outlook...

Isolated thunderstorms are possible over the southern sierra
Nevada today and tuesday. It is possible by wednesday there will be an
Increase in thunderstorm activity as more monsoon moisture moves
Closer to central california. Thursday...The fourth of july...And
Friday may see the best chances for thunderstorms.

If you have outdoor plans in the southern sierra this week...Be
Prepared for an afternoon or evening thunderstorm in the higher
Elevations. Campers...Hikers...And boaters should keep an eye on
The sky...And if threatening weather approaches...Seek safe
Shelter or harbor.

Thunderstorms can produce dangerous cloud to ground lightning
Along with strong gusty winds...Brief heavy rain and hail.
Remember also...Lightning and strong winds can occur miles away
From the parent thunderstorm.

$$
Re: Special weather statement
July 01, 2013 08:47PM
Since we will be hiking in on the 4th, what actions and precautions should we take if we encounter a thunderstorm during the hike in? Also, as I understand, we should not setup tents near "tall trees", but that seems hard to avoid in most of Yosemite, no? Thanks for any advice.
avatar Re: Special weather statement
July 01, 2013 08:58PM
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andrewsan
Since we will be hiking in on the 4th, what actions and precautions should we take if we encounter a thunderstorm during the hike in? Also, as I understand, we should not setup tents near "tall trees", but that seems hard to avoid in most of Yosemite, no? Thanks for any advice.

Here's some info: http://rendezvous.nols.edu/files/Curriculum/research_projects/Risk%20Management%20Reports/NOLS%20Backcountry%20Lightning%20Safety%20Guidelines.pdf
Re: Special weather statement
July 02, 2013 09:15PM
Thank you. That is quite informative
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