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avatar Hazardous weather outlook
October 29, 2014 05:31AM
National weather service san joaquin valley - hanford ca
501 am pdt wed oct 29 2014

Caz096-301200-
Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
501 am pdt wed oct 29 2014

This hazardous weather outlook is for the southern sierra nevada
From yosemite to kings canyon.

...Snow...

.Day one...Today and tonight

No hazardous weather expected.

.Days two through seven...Thursday through tuesday

* snow and elevation: 2 to 4 inches above 5500 feet by saturday
Morning with 4 to 8 inches above 7000 feet friday night.

* winds: west winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph.

* locations include: yosemite national park...Including tuolumne
Meadows...Tioga pass...Wawona...And the south entrance as well
As kings canyon national park and huntington lake.

* impacts: this is the first significant snow expected for the
Season. Anyone with outdoor plans should take caution...And
Travel may be difficult due to snow covered roads. Also carry a
Winter survival kit. Further statements including advisories...
Watches and warnings may be necessary.

* stay tuned to noaa weather radio...Or your favorite news
Source...For further information.

.Spotter information statement...

Skywarn spotter activation is not anticipated.

Weather spotters are encouraged to report any significant or
Unusual conditions to the national weather service.

$$
Re: Hazardous weather outlook
October 29, 2014 07:41AM
We can only hope!!
avatar Re: Hazardous weather outlook
October 29, 2014 10:51AM
Tanks fur putting these up... saw it coming... not too happy bout it.. but tanks.

(not too happy on account the usual... sooooo nice on weekdays... weekend storm comes along...
n then back to being nice on weekdays)

Need about 20 of these this year... (but prefer if they would happen on z weekdaze



Chick-on is looking at you!
Re: Hazardous weather outlook
October 29, 2014 01:58PM
A bit bummed about it being on the weekend as well. Have a trip planned for this weekend and bringing my two nieces for their first visit to Yosemite. Was hoping to get a few good hikes in with them but I'm sure they'll still have a great time - albeit a bit colder than anticipated.

Any suggestions on things to do with teenagers in the valley during a storm with possible snow?
avatar Re: Hazardous weather outlook
October 30, 2014 01:39AM
Quote
LBFam

Any suggestions on things to do with teenagers in the valley during a storm with possible snow?


Go out and take photos!

Yosemite Valley is at its most magical when it's dusted with snow!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/30/2014 02:41PM by plawrence.
Re: Hazardous weather outlook
October 30, 2014 11:55AM
If you look at the weather report for the valley it is calling for rain not snow ( snow level 5500 ft) and the storm will start to clear away Saturday evening. However, it may turn to snow over night on Friday so you might wake up on Saturday to some snow which will melt quickly. While the chance of rain on Saturday morning is 60%, the forecast calls for less than 1/4 inch so it might just be a drizzle. I have a teenager and when we are in National Parks we don't let weather keep us inside. Take rain gear and go out hiking. If your nieces like photography then they can concentrate on detail pictures of leaves, pine cones, etc if the views are clouded over. After a nice hike go to the Ahwahnee and have hot chocolate in front of the fire places. The bar at Yosemite Lodge might have the fireplace on and you can buy s'more kits at the bar or in the stores and roast marshmallows there. The bike rentals are closed but if you can bring your own bikes, that would be great. We have rode our bikes there in rain and in snow. If you want to see some snow you will most likely have to drive to a higher elevation but at this time, who knows if/when they will close Glacier Point or Tioga Road. Carrying chains is required starting in November and since this is a shoulder weekend, I am not sure if they will be checking if people are carrying chains yet. I think it depends on your nieces - it they are the outdoor type then a little sprinkles are not going to bother them and you can hike as planned.
Re: Hazardous weather outlook
October 30, 2014 12:08PM
Great advice. While they are not necessarily "outdoors types" they have been looking forward to going hiking in Yosemite, so I think they'll tough out some rain. Especially if after the hike they'll get hot cocoa and smores!
I'd love to see a dusting of snow on the valley floor and hope it happens. Would make for some wonderful photos.
Re: Hazardous weather outlook
October 30, 2014 12:16PM
I always love those times when it snows over night and you wake up to a winter wonderland. However, unless it is inches and inches, it will melt quickly so we always get up really early if there is a chance of snow overnight. Friday sounds like that is when the blunt of the storm will be there so by Saturday night it should be clearing up. I wish I was going up this weekend. Have a great time no matter what you decided to do.
avatar Re: Hazardous weather outlook
October 30, 2014 01:23PM
With 6000 ft. prediction... it may be a hot mess in z vallie...

But yes, it is simply magical to be in der valley during a snowstorm...
smiling smiley



Chick-on is looking at you!
Re: Hazardous weather outlook
October 30, 2014 04:35PM
Quote
LBFam
A bit bummed about it being on the weekend as well. Have a trip planned for this weekend and bringing my two nieces for their first visit to Yosemite. Was hoping to get a few good hikes in with them but I'm sure they'll still have a great time - albeit a bit colder than anticipated.

Any suggestions on things to do with teenagers in the valley during a storm with possible snow?


Have a snowball fight.
avatar Re: Hazardous weather outlook
October 30, 2014 05:22PM
Take them on a snipe hunt.
Re: Hazardous weather outlook
October 30, 2014 05:34PM
I remember my dad talking about doing that with friends younger brothers when he was growing up. LOL
avatar Re: Hazardous weather outlook
October 30, 2014 07:10PM
Quote
parklover
I remember my dad talking about doing that with friends younger brothers when he was growing up. LOL

They pulled it on us in boy sprouts. I went along with their gag but had figured out it wasn't real.
Re: Hazardous weather outlook
October 30, 2014 08:15PM
It never worked on me because I knew that there were birds called snipes so I would call him on it.
avatar Winter storm watch
October 29, 2014 06:01PM
Urgent - winter weather message
National weather service hanford ca
158 pm pdt wed oct 29 2014

Caz096-301100-
/o.New.Khnx.Ws.A.0005.141101t0000z-141102t0000z/
Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
158 pm pdt wed oct 29 2014

...Winter storm watch in effect for the southern sierra nevada
Above 6000 feet from yosemite to kings canyon from friday
Afternoon through saturday afternoon...

The national weather service in hanford has issued a winter storm
Watch for heavy snow and strong winds...Which is in effect from
Friday afternoon through saturday afternoon for the southern
Sierra nevada above 6000 feet from yosemite to kings canyon.

* snow and elevation...2 to 4 inches above 5500 feet by saturday
Morning with 5 to 10 inches above 7000 feet friday night.

* winds...West 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 60 mph.

* locations include...Yosemite national park...Including tuolumne
Meadows...Tioga pass...Wawona...And the south entrance as well
As kings canyon national park and huntington lake.

* timing...Snow will begin friday afternoon and continue overnight
Before tapering off saturday afternoon. The heaviest accumulations
Will occur friday evening through early saturday morning.

* impacts...This is the first significant snow expected for the
Season. Anyone with outdoor plans should take caution...And
Travel may be difficult due to snow covered roads. Also carry a
Winter survival kit. Further statements including advisories...
Watches and warnings may be necessary.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant
Snow that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest
Forecasts.

&&

$$

Jeb
avatar Winter storm warning
October 30, 2014 01:00PM
Urgent - winter weather message
National weather service hanford ca
1158 am pdt thu oct 30 2014

Caz096-310400-
/o.Upg.Khnx.Ws.A.0005.141101t0000z-141102t0000z/
/o.New.Khnx.Ws.W.0004.141101t0000z-141101t1800z/
Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
1158 am pdt thu oct 30 2014

...Winter storm warning in effect from 5 pm friday to 11 am pdt
Saturday...

The national weather service in hanford has issued a winter storm
Warning for heavy snow and strong winds...Which is in effect from
5 pm friday to 11 am pdt saturday for the southern sierra nevada
From yosemite to kings canyon above 6000 feet. The winter storm
Watch is no longer in effect.

* snow and elevation...4 to 8 inches from 6000 to 8000 feet. 6 to
15 inches above 8000 feet.

* winds...West 15 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph.

* locations include...Yosemite national park...Including tuolumne
Meadows and tioga pass as well as kings canyon national park
And huntington lake.

* timing...Snow will begin friday afternoon and continue through
The overnight hours. Significant accumulating snowfall will end
Late saturday morning.

* impacts...This is the first significant snow expected for the
Season. The weather will transition from relatively warm and dry
To cold and snowy very quickly friday afternoon. Anyone with
Outdoor plans in the mountains should plan ahead for adverse
Weather conditions. This may include delaying or canceling
Travel plans.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A winter storm warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
Conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
Are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an
Emergency. If you must travel...Keep an extra flashlight...
Food...And water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

&&

$$
avatar Re: Hazardous weather outlook
October 31, 2014 02:21PM
avatar Re: Hazardous weather outlook
October 31, 2014 07:38PM
I'll be going Sunday for a previously planned trip. Was hoping for some valley color (still am) but now hoping for some snow capped mountain top shots. Especially from Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome.
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