Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA
148 PM PST SAT JAN 21 2017

CAZ096-097-220800-
/O.CON.KHNX.WS.W.0006.170122T0600Z-170123T1800Z/
SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON-
TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CAMP NELSON...GIANT FOREST...
LODGEPOLE...JOHNSONDALE
148 PM PST SAT JAN 21 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING
TO 10 AM PST MONDAY...

* LOCATIONS...SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA ABOVE 4000 FEET.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 4 FEET.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 70 MPH.

* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO START TONIGHT NEAR MIDNIGHT WITH
  THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL OCCURRING SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY
  EVENING. SNOW LEVELS WILL START OUT NEAR 4000 FEET RISING DURING
  THE DAY SUNDAY TO AROUND 6000 FEET. SNOW LEVEL THEN LOWERING SUNDAY
  NIGHT TO NEAR 3000 FEET BY MONDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...THE HEAVY SNOW WILL MAKE MANY ROADS IMPASSABLE AND
  MAY PRODUCE WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES DUE TO THE WEIGHT OF THE
  SNOW ON TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES. STRONG WINDS WILL LEAD TO
  BLOWING SNOW...REDUCED VISIBILITY...AND ADDITIONAL POWER
  OUTAGES.

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.

&&

$$

CAZ095-220800-
/O.CON.KHNX.WS.W.0006.170122T0600Z-170123T1800Z/
KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TEHACHAPI...LAKE ISABELLA
148 PM PST SAT JAN 21 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING
TO 10 AM PST MONDAY...

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 8 INCHES. UP TO 2
  INCHES POSSIBLE AT PASS LEVEL.

* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO START LATE TONIGHT WITH THE
  HEAVIEST SNOWFALL OCCURING SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY
  EVENING. SNOW LEVELS WILL START OUT NEAR 4500 FEET RISING DURING
  THE DAY SUNDAY TO AROUND 7000 FEET. SNOW LEVEL LOWERING AGAIN
  LATE SUNDAY NIGHT DOWN TO PASS LEVEL MONDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 70 MPH.

* LOCATIONS...THE GRAPEVINE AREA ALONG INTERSTATE 5...FRAZIER
  PARK...CUDDY VALLEY...ALTA SIERRA...TEHACHAPI AND WALKER PASS.

* HAZARD TYPES...WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS. BLOWING SNOW AND
  STRONG WINDS.

* IMPACTS...THE SNOWFALL WILL CREATE SLIPPERY AND SNOW COVERED
  ROADWAYS. STRONG WINDS WILL LEAD TO BLOWING SNOW...REDUCED
  VISIBILITY...AND SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.

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.

&&

$$

MV


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