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avatar Winter storm warning
February 17, 2016 12:18PM
Urgent - winter weather message
National weather service hanford ca
940 am pst wed feb 17 2016

Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
Including the cities of...Shaver lake...Yosemite valley
940 am pst wed feb 17 2016

...Winter storm warning remains in effect until 4 pm pst

* snow levels...8000 feet...Lowering to 7000 feet this evening.
Snow levels will bottom out around 5000 feet late thursday

* snow accumulations...1 to 2 feet above 7000 feet...2 to 6
Inches between 5000 and 7000 feet.

* timing...Light snow will continue today with heavier snow
Developing this evening into thursday morning.

* locations...Sierra nevada above 7000 feet.

* impacts...Snow covered roads...Travel delays and possible road
Closures...Blowing and drifting snow with local whiteout
Conditions...Dangerous wind chill temperatures over the higher

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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