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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA
1158 AM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

CAZ096-310400-
/O.UPG.KHNX.WS.A.0005.141101T0000Z-141102T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KHNX.WS.W.0004.141101T0000Z-141101T1800Z/
SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON-
1158 AM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM FRIDAY TO 11 AM PDT
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HANFORD HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
5 PM FRIDAY TO 11 AM PDT SATURDAY FOR THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA
FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON ABOVE 6000 FEET. THE WINTER STORM
WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* SNOW AND ELEVATION...4 TO 8 INCHES FROM 6000 TO 8000 FEET. 6 TO
  15 INCHES ABOVE 8000 FEET.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK...INCLUDING TUOLUMNE
  MEADOWS AND TIOGA PASS AS WELL AS KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK
  AND HUNTINGTON LAKE.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH
  THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL WILL END
  LATE SATURDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...THIS IS THE FIRST SIGNIFICANT SNOW EXPECTED FOR THE
  SEASON. THE WEATHER WILL TRANSITION FROM RELATIVELY WARM AND DRY
  TO COLD AND SNOWY VERY QUICKLY FRIDAY AFTERNOON. ANYONE WITH
  OUTDOOR PLANS IN THE MOUNTAINS SHOULD PLAN AHEAD FOR ADVERSE
  WEATHER CONDITIONS. THIS MAY INCLUDE DELAYING OR CANCELING
  TRAVEL PLANS.

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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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD CA
500 AM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

CAZ096-311200-
SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON-
500 AM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA
FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON.

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A WINTER STORM WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON. PLEASE SEE WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE/WSWHNX/ FOR
DETAILS.

* STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...OR YOUR FAVORITE NEWS
  SOURCE...FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SKYWARN SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT ANY SIGNIFICANT OR
UNUSUAL CONDITIONS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

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