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
1159 AM PST WED JAN 18 2017

CAZ096-097-190500-
/O.CON.KHNX.WS.W.0004.170118T2200Z-170119T2200Z/
SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON-
TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CAMP NELSON...GIANT FOREST...LODGEPOLE
1159 AM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM PST THURSDAY
ABOVE 5000 FEET...

* LOCATIONS...SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA ABOVE 5000 FEET.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO 18 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET. 6 TO 12
  INCHES ABOVE 5000 FEET.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN AROUND 8000 FEET IN YOSEMITE NP EARLY
  THIS AFTERNOON AND SPREAD SOUTHWARD THROUGH THIS EVENING.
  SNOWFALL WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES TONIGHT WITH THE SNOW
  LEVEL LOWERING TO AROUND 5000 FEET.

* 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.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 65 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.

&&

$$

MOLINA


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