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avatar Winter storm warning
January 21, 2016 01:10PM
Urgent - winter weather message
National weather service hanford ca
1144 am pst thu jan 21 2016

Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
1144 am pst thu jan 21 2016

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

The national weather service in hanford has issued a winter storm
Warning for heavy snow...Which is in effect from 10 am friday to
4 pm pst saturday. The winter storm watch is no longer in effect.

* snow accumulations...10 to 20 inches.

* timing...Snow developing by friday morning. The heaviest
Snowfall occurring friday night and saturday morning. Snow
Showers expected to continue through saturday afternoon.

* elevation: initial above snow levels 7000 feet on
Friday...Lowering to near 5500 feet on saturday.

* impacts: difficult travel conditions...Especially above 7000
Feet. Roads will become snowpacked. Snow and wind may cause
Falling tree branches or limbs.

* winds...Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

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.


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