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Autumnal Equinox 2017: Hello, Fall!

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Autumn arrives and, as if on cue, rain clears the air around us. Buckeye withers and leaves drop to the ground, temperatures cool and skies darken earlier. Sweater weather approaches, and we rejoice. Happy fall, y’all! The autumnal equinox, when days and nights are approximately equal in length, arrives this year on Friday, Sept. 22 at precisely ...

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Extreme Heat Risk This Weekend

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY — A Heat Advisory is in effect from 1 p.m. Friday, July 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 8, for a target area that includes the San Joaquin Valley, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Temperatures are expected to range between 103 to 107 degrees at the height of the heat. A Heat Advisory ...

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Excessive Heat Warning Extended Through Friday

MOUNTAIN AREA — As temperatures continued to climb today, the National Weather Service in Hanford extended the Excessive Heat Warning through Friday, June 23 at 11 p.m. The warning is for the San Joaquin Valley and Mariposa, Madera And Fresno County Foothills, including the cities of Oakhurst and Mariposa. Afternoon temperatures in some areas will be between 107 degrees and ...

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Cooling Center At Mariposa Library

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has issued an advisory to let residents know there’s a cooling center open this week at the Mariposa County Library. The cooling center hours are noon to 8 p.m. daily beginning Monday, June 19 through Thursday, June 22. The Mariposa Library is located at 4978 10th Street Mariposa. The library has free internet ...

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Dangerous Temperatures Predicted, Rising Waters In Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service in Hanford has upgraded the previously issued heat watch to an Excessive Heat Warning starting at noon on Sunday, June 18 to 11 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20. Meanwhile, in Yosemite, heat will cause snow to melt and waters to rise. The Excessive Heat Warning is for the San Joaquin Valley and Mariposa, Madera, ...

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NWS Issues Excessive Heat Watch

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued an Excessive Heat Watch, which is in effect from Friday afternoon through Monday evening. The warning has been issued for the Central San Joaquin Valley and Mariposa, Madera and Fresno County Foothills including the cities of Oakhurst and Mariposa, and surrounding areas. High temperatures are predicted to be warming ...

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Heavy Rains, Isolated Thunderstorms

CENTRAL SIERRA — A Winter Storm Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Sierra Nevada above 7,000 feet, from Yosemite National Park to the Tulare and Kings county line. The watch is in effect from late Friday morning, Apr. 7 through 11 a.m. Saturday morning, Apr. 8. Hazards may include snow and blowing snow, with accumulations of ...

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Closure Period Extended For Highway 41 Into Yosemite

FISH CAMP — According to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the road closure of Highway 41 north of Fish Camp and leading to Yosemite National Park has been extended, and a new date has been set for the reopening. The road is now scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, Mar. 15,  says Caltrans spokesman Cory Burkarth, and may be reduced to one-way ...

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Help For Homeowners With Flood-Damaged Wells

CENTRAL SIERRA — Due to the recent flooding events in California there is the likelihood that some private household water wells may be damaged or contaminated. Pumps and electrical components can be damaged from floodwaters, silt and debris, posing electrical safety hazards. Contamination of your drinking water during flooding events is a significant health threat. Water from a flooded well should not ...

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Sierra Snowpack Is Far Above Average

SACRAMENTO – The Sierra Nevada snowpack continues to build during one of the wettest winters in California’s recorded history. Today’s manual snow survey by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada found a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 43.4 inches. February’s Phillips survey found 28.0 inches of SWE, and January’s reading was 6.0 inches. ...

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