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avatar Winter storm warning
December 09, 2014 01:35PM
Urgent - winter weather message
National weather service hanford ca
132 pm pst tue dec 9 2014

Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
Tulare county mountains-
132 pm pst tue dec 9 2014

...Winter storm warning in effect from 10 am thursday to 4 pm pst

The national weather service in hanford has issued a winter storm
Warning for heavy snow and strong winds...Which is in effect from
10 am thursday to 4 pm pst friday for the southern sierra nevada
From yosemite to the tulare county mountains. The winter storm
Watch is no longer in effect.

* locations include...Tuolumne meadows...Tioga pass...Devils
Postpile...Florence lake...Lake thomas edison...Huntington
Lake...Lodgepole...Grant grove...Camp nelson and quaking aspen.

* snow amounts...Snow accumulations 1 to 2 feet with locally
Higher amounts possible. The higher amounts are expected north
Of the san joaquin river.

* snow level...Starting around 8000 feet thursday...Lowering to
6000 feet friday morning.

* winds...Southerly winds will increase in the early morning
Thursday with gusts to 60 mph or more possible. Winds
Diminishing friday morning.

* timing...Snow is expected around midday thursday towards
Tuolumne meadows and friday night in the tulare county mountains.
Snow continuing through friday. The period of heaviest snow is
Expected thursday night into friday morning.

* impacts...Extremely hazardous whiteout conditions. Snow will
Create slick and icy conditions.

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 Flood watch
December 09, 2014 01:36PM
National weather service hanford ca
514 am pst tue dec 9 2014

...Debris flow over burn areas possible thursday and friday...

.A wet and windy storm is expected to bring significant
Precipitation to the central california interior thursday and
Friday. Locally heavy rain will result in possible debris flows
Over burn scar areas.

Mariposa madera and fresno county foothills-
Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
Including the cities of...Mariposa...Oakhurst...Shaver lake...
Yosemite valley
514 am pst tue dec 9 2014

...Flood watch remains in effect from thursday morning through
Friday evening...

The flood watch continues for

* portions of ca and central california...Including the
Following areas...In ca...Mariposa madera and fresno county
Foothills. In central california...Sierra nevada from yosemite
To kings canyon.

* from thursday morning through friday evening

* rainfall...Periods of heavy rain. Rainfall 2-3 inches
Possible. Runoff could cause debris flows and flash flooding
Of the burn scar area.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
Current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
Prepared to take action should flooding develop.


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