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Flood Watch Continues For The Central Sierra

CENTRAL SIERRA — A Flood Watch remains in effect from 10 p.m. this evening through Tuesday morning, Feb. 21, says the National Weather Service in Hanford. The Flood Watch is for portions of central California including the following areas: Madera, Mariposa, and Fresno County foothills East Central San Joaquin Valley Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon Tulare County Foothill ...

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Bigger Waterfall Means Better Firefall

YOSEMITE – We were mere amateurs among professionals, but no one seemed to mind, as a hush fell on the crowd looking out at Horsetail Fall in Yosemite National Park. Colors began to change on the cliffs, as light played with water, and in the setting sun, the mountain blazed with a fiery red and orange mirage: Firefall. Click on images ...

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Winter Storm Activity Causes Road Damage In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — The Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park (Hwy 120) will be closed daily from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. between Crane Flat and Foresta due to storm-related road damage. These closures will remain in effect from Friday, Feb. 17, until at least Tuesday, Feb. 21. Visitors entering Yosemite from the Big Oak Flat entrance will not have access ...

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Winter Storm Warning For Yosemite Above 7,000 Feet

CENTRAL SIERRA — A winter storm warning is in effect for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to the Kern County line, from 4 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, until 4 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18. The warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for areas above 7,000 feet. Heavy snow and blowing snow are expected, with accumulations of 12 to 20 ...

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Flash Flood Watch Issued For The Central Sierra

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA — The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Flash Flood Watch for a wide area of the central and southern Sierra from 4 a.m. today through 4 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18. A strong and moist Pacific storm will bring widespread rain to much of the area Friday. Periods of moderate to heavy rain will lead ...

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Yosemite Visitors Encouraged To Delay Arrival On Friday

YOSEMITE — Visitors planning to visit Yosemite National Park on Friday, Feb. 10, are encouraged to delay arrival until after noon due to overnight storm activity. Storm systems coming through Yosemite National Park are expected to result in heavy rain. Water and debris may be washed into roadways, say park officials. The El Portal Road (Highway 140), Wawona Road (Highway ...

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One-Way Traffic Control On Highway 41 Near Yosemite

FISH CAMP — Following recent storms and ahead of more wet weather on the way tonight, CHP reports that Highway 41 is compromised in the Fish Camp area just south of Yosemite National Park’s south gate. One way traffic control is currently in place due to a washout in the southbound lane. The lane is closed due to the severe erosion ...

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Big Oak Flat Road (Hwy 120) in Yosemite National Park is Open

YOSEMITE — The Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park (Hwy 120) has reopened to all vehicular traffic following a rockfall that occurred on Sunday morning, Feb. 5, say park officials. Visitors are urged to drive with caution along the road, as there is the possibility of more mud and debris entering the roadway. Water and debris remain on ...

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Flash Flood Warning For Central Sierra

CENTRAL SIERRA — The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Flash Flood Warning for central Mariposa County, central Madera County, east-central Merced County, southern Tuolumne County, northwestern Tulare County, central Fresno County, effective until 2:45 p.m. today. Local law enforcement officials have reported flooding due to heavy rain across the area. Estimated rainfall rates are one-quarter to one-half ...

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Big Oak Flat Road Closed, Travel Hazards In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — The Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park (Hwy 120) is currently closed from Crane Flat to Foresta due to a rockfall.  On Sunday morning, Feb. 5, debris and several boulders fell into the road. There is no access to Yosemite Valley via The Big Oak Flat Road.  Park road crews have been working to clear the ...

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