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avatar Winter Storm Watch
May 17, 2019 11:57AM
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Hanford CA
418 AM PDT Fri May 17 2019


CAZ192>195-171930-
/O.NEW.KHNX.WS.A.0013.190519T0000Z-190520T0600Z/
Central Sierra-North Kings River-Sequoia Kings-Lake Isabella-
Including the cities of Devils Postpile, Florence Lake,
Lake Thomas Edison, Tuolumne Meadows, Bass Lake, Fish Camp,
Wawona, Lake Wishon, Huntington Lake, Shaver Lake, Camp Nelson,
Giant Forest, Lodgepole, Cedar Grove, Grant Grove, Hume Lake,
Johnsondale, Lake Isabella, and Kernville
418 AM PDT Fri May 17 2019

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Winter Storm
Watch, which is in effect from Saturday afternoon through Sunday
evening.

* TIMING...Saturday afternoon through Sunday night.

* MAIN IMPACT...Up to 18" of snow is forecast to fall over the
Southern Sierra Nevada for elevations above 8,000 feet.
Elevations 6,000 to 8,000 feet are expected to receive up to
6-12 inches of snow. Conditions will be dangerous to hikers
throughout the Sierra Nevada.

* OTHER IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Wind gusts up to
40 mph.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

&&

$$
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Re: Winter Storm Watch
May 18, 2019 04:16AM
18 inches of snow? On May 18-19? Are you kidding me?!?! Not complaining, but seems unusual.
avatar Winter Storm Warning
May 18, 2019 12:36PM
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Hanford CA
947 AM PDT Sat May 18 2019

...Winter weather returns to the higher elevations of the Sierra
this weekend...

CAZ192>195-190100-
/O.CON.KHNX.WS.W.0013.190519T0000Z-190520T0600Z/
Central Sierra-North Kings River-Sequoia Kings-Lake Isabella-
Including the cities of Devils Postpile, Florence Lake,
Lake Thomas Edison, Tuolumne Meadows, Bass Lake, Fish Camp,
Wawona, Shaver Lake, Camp Nelson, Giant Forest, Lodgepole,
Grant Grove, Johnsondale, and Lake Isabella
947 AM PDT Sat May 18 2019

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 11 PM PDT SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Periods of heavy snow expected. Total snow
accumulations of 8 to 12 inches above 6000 feet with as much
as 20 inches accumulating above 8000 feet in the Sierra.

* WHERE...Elevations above 6000 feet.

* WHEN...From 5 PM this afternoon to 11 PM PDT Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow covered roads and winter driving
conditions likely above 6000 feet with chain restrictions.
Travel delays possible along with some road closures. Hikers
and campers should expect gusty winds, blowing snow and
dangerous wind chill temperatures over the high Sierra tonight
through Sunday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you
must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

$$
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