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avatar High wind watch
November 19, 2013 12:32PM
High wind watch
Urgent - weather message
National weather service hanford ca
1215 pm pst tue nov 19 2013

Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
Tulare county mountains-
1215 pm pst tue nov 19 2013

...High wind watch in effect from thursday evening through
Saturday morning...

The national weather service in hanford has issued a high wind
Watch...Which is in effect from thursday evening through saturday
Morning for the higher elevations of the southern sierra nevada.

* winds: northeast winds increasing to 25 to 35 mph with gusts up
To 60 mph with gusts up to 100 mph possible along the ridge
Tops and below passes by friday night.

* timing: windy conditions are expected by thursday night with
Very windy conditions expected in the southern sierra nevada on
Friday night and saturday morning.

* locations include: along the ridge tops and below passes as well
As merced river canyon...San joaquin river canyon...Kings
Canyon...Kaweah canyon...Devils post pile...Camp nelson...Giant
Forest...Johnsondale...Lodgepole...Shaver lake...Yosemite

* impacts: travel in the southern sierra nevada will likely be
Adversely impacted by fallen trees. Conditions may also become
Too dangerous for some recreational activities due to strong

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
High wind event. Wind gusts of 58 mph or stronger may occur.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.



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