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avatar High wind warning - Yose Campgrounds Closed
November 22, 2013 06:53AM
See nps site:

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nps site
All park campgrounds are closed due to a high wind warning

A high wind warning is in effect from Thu, Nov. 21 at 7 pm through Sat, Nov. 23 at 4 am. The park is currently open, but all park campgrounds are closed as a safety precaution. Adjustments to closures may be made based on conditions and the forecast.



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avatar Re: High wind warning - Yose Campgrounds Closed
November 22, 2013 07:57AM
I've not heard of this before. Are the winds in the Valley going to be that high?
avatar Re: High wind warning - Yose Campgrounds Closed
November 22, 2013 09:47AM
High Wind Warning
CAZ096-230200-
/O.CON.KHNX.HW.W.0009.000000T0000Z-131123T1200Z/
SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON-
917 AM PST FRI NOV 22 2013

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST SATURDAY...

A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST SATURDAY FOR
THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON.

* WINDS: NORTHEAST WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 60 TO 70 MPH.
GUSTS UP TO 80 MPH POSSIBLE ALONG THE RIDGE TOPS AND THROUGH
AND BELOW CANYONS.

* TIMING: STRONGEST WINDS OCCURRING NOW THROUGH LATE THIS EVENING.
WINDS WILL QUICKLY DROP OFF TOWARD THE END OF THE WARNING
TIME/EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: SHAVER LAKE...YOSEMITE VALLEY

* IMPACTS: TRAVEL IN THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA WILL BE ADVERSELY
IMPACTED. SCATTERED TREE DAMAGE AND DEBRIS LIKELY...ESPECIALLY
IN THE RIM FIRE BURN AREA. DANGEROUS CONDITIONS POSSIBLE FOR
RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN THE SOUTHERN SIERRA.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/WRH/WHV/?WFO=HNX.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. WIND GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY
DAMAGE.

&&

$$

Wind Advisory
CAZ093-230200-
/O.CON.KHNX.WI.Y.0059.000000T0000Z-131123T1200Z/
MARIPOSA MADERA AND FRESNO COUNTY FOOTHILLS-
917 AM PST FRI NOV 22 2013

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST SATURDAY...

A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST SATURDAY FOR THE
MARIPOSA MADERA AND FRESNO COUNTY FOOTHILLS.

* WINDS: NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* TIMING: STRONGEST THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON WITH ADVISORY LEVEL
WINDS CONTINUING OVERNIGHT.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: MARIPOSA...OAKHURST

* IMPACTS: TRAVEL IN THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA FOOTHILLS WILL BE
ADVERSELY IMPACTED BY GUSTY WINDS.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/WRH/WHV/?WFO=HNX.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT GUSTS OF 35 MPH OR MORE ARE EXPECTED.
WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR
HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.



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Re: High wind warning - Yose Campgrounds Closed
November 25, 2013 09:26AM
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Dave
I've not heard of this before. Are the winds in the Valley going to be that high?

Maybe ~20 years ago they closed the campgrounds and Curry Lodging one evening during Thanksgiving due to high winds--not in the valley, but along the rim. (We were fortunate to have been in the old Yos. Lodge cabins w/o bath, which were not affected by the evacuation, but other accommodations in the Lodge area were.) I think the concern was stuff blowing off the valley rim and falling into the valley. Also, the power went out for several hours that night due to the winds affecting the power lines into the valley.
avatar Re: High wind warning - Yose Campgrounds Closed
November 25, 2013 02:29PM
OK, that sort of makes sense.
Re: High wind warning - Yose Campgrounds Closed
November 25, 2013 05:32PM
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Dave
OK, that sort of makes sense.

There have been incidents when trees came down and killed someone.
Re: High wind warning - Yose Campgrounds Closed
November 26, 2013 11:05AM
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parklover
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Dave
OK, that sort of makes sense.

There have been incidents when trees came down and killed someone.



This one comes to mind. What was even more sad about this one is that the adults were warned to get out of that area and they didn't.

http://articles.latimes.com/1988-02-20/local/me-11184_1_garden-grove
avatar Re: High wind warning - Yose Campgrounds Closed
November 25, 2013 12:59AM
The campgrounds are open now.
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