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avatar Winter storm warning
December 21, 2015 12:23PM
Urgent - winter weather message
National weather service hanford ca
540 am pst mon dec 21 2015

Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
Including the cities of...Shaver lake...Yosemite valley
540 am pst mon dec 21 2015

...Winter storm warning remains in effect from 10 am this morning
To 4 pm pst tuesday above 7000 feet...

* accumulations...Around 12 inches to two feet in yosemite
National park...Elsewhere around 8 to 12 inches.

* timing...Late monday morning through tuesday afternoon. Most
Of the snow will occur during monday afternoon through early
Tuesday morning in yosemite...And monday evening into tuesday
Morning elsewhere.

* impacts...Travel in the higher elevations will be difficult due
To poor visibility and snow covered roads.

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 Flash flood watch
December 21, 2015 12:24PM
Flood watch
National weather service hanford ca
859 am pst mon dec 21 2015

Mariposa madera and fresno county foothills-
Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
Including the cities of...Mariposa...Oakhurst...Shaver lake...
Yosemite valley
859 am pst mon dec 21 2015

...Flash flood watch in effect through tuesday afternoon...Mainly
For the rim fire and el portal fire burn areas...

The national weather service in hanford has issued a

* flash flood watch for the following areas...In central
Ca...Mariposa madera and fresno county foothills and the sierra
Nevada from yosemite to kings canyon...Mainly for the rim fire
And el portal fire burn areas.

* through tuesday afternoon

* heavy rain may cause areas of flooding and debris
Flows...Especially in the rim fire and el portal fire burn
Areas. Rainfall rates could exceed one half inch per hour at
Times. The severely burned areas near yosemite will be of
Particular concern. These areas no longer absorb any
Rainfall...Leading to enhanced runoff. Be alert for possible
Road problems due to flooding...Rock and debris flows.

* this could quickly become a dangerous situation.
Hunters...Residents and persons traveling within the rim and el
Portal burn areas should remain alert and take action should
Heavy rain develop.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead
To flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
Should flash flood warnings be issued.



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