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Winter Storm Warning Issued For Central Sierra

CENTRAL SIERRA — The National Weather Service office in Hanford has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the southern Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to the Tulare-Kern County Line. Over one foot of new snow accumulations can be expected above 7,000 feet. Snow levels will start high around 8,000 feet at the storm’s onset early Wednesday afternoon, but will ...

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Hazardous Weather Conditions Remain

MOUNTAIN AREA — The foothills are under a continual threat of flooding through Wednesday afternoon, says the National Weather Service, with the high country facing the possibility of more flooding as the winter storm warning remains in effect. The next storm is expected to bring heavy rain locally, with the chance of significant rises along small streams and rivers for Tuesday ...

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PG&E Monitoring Water Flow At Bass Lake Dam

BASS LAKE — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is cautioning that flows from the Crane Valley Dam spillway will continue and likely increase as unusual amounts of rain fall in the area. The dam is functioning as designed, says PG&E, who notes they are carefully monitoring Crane Valley to ensure safe operation of the hydro facility. “Due to the ...

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Portions Of North Fork Evacuated As Creeks Overflow

NORTH FORK — Residents are now being evacuated from the lower-lying areas of North Fork as water levels continue to rise in both the north and south forks of Willow Creek. The north fork of Willow Creek runs through the concentrated, low-lying residential areas of North Fork, and is fed by Manzanita Lake, just below Bass Lake Dam. The south ...

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Holiday Winter Storm Warning

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service has upgraded the winter storm watch to a winter storm warning for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon, beginning Friday, Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. The winter storm watch continues through 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24. According to the NWS, snow will begin above 6,000 feet in the Yosemite area ...

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Snow On Christmas Near 1,500 Feet Elevation

MOUNTAIN AREA – The first full day of winter was a wet one, and while a flash flood watch expired at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, area residents can look forward to just a little break in the rain on Wednesday, Dec. 23, before another system, colder but drier, moves in on Thursday, ending on Friday. According to the ...

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Full Buck Moon

  EARTH – The moon is full tonight, Wednesday, July 1, at 10:20 p.m. and this month’s moon is known as the Full Buck Moon, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. They say it’s called a Full Buck Moon because the noble buck begin to grow new antlers around this time. This full Moon is also known as the Thunder ...

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Rain And Snow Forecast This Week

COUNTY – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the higher elevations around Yosemite starting late Wednesday. Hanford Weather Forecast Office confirms another cold storm system is coming in late on Wednesday, May 13 and continuing through late Thursday, May 14. As a result, snow is expected to impact the high country on Thursday and Friday.

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Stormy Weather, Fingers Crossed

COUNTY – Temperatures are expected to drop later this week as a cold storm system moves into the area, bringing winter-like weather to the higher elevations and the welcome possibility of rain to the foothills. According to the U.S. National Weather Service in Hanford, the weather will turn on Thursday and Friday, May 7 – 8, especially affecting elevations above ...

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Hazardous Thunderstorms Impact Sierras

COUNTY – The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) reports that thunderstorms developing over the Sierra Nevada Crest from Tulare County northward into Madera County are the start of a weather pattern that’s expected to persist into the weekend. Weather at higher elevations may include small hail, dangerous lightening, heavy rain and gusty winds.

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