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Winter’s Back! Storm Warning in Effect Through Tuesday

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued Winter Storm Warning for eastern Madera County. The warning is in effect until 11 a.m. Tuesday morning as a fast-moving weather system is expected to bring significant accumulations of rain and snow to the area. By mid-afternoon Monday, rain was turning to snow on the Deadwood stretch of Highway ...

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‘Snow, Winter Weather’ Advisory Issued for Weekend

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service in Hanford on Saturday reissued a Winter Storm Advisory for eastern Madera County as a blast of winter weather is expected to move in Saturday night, bringing snow and high winds to the mountain area. “A storm system originating in the Gulf of Alaska will bring much colder weather and precipitation to the ...

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Sparse Sierra Snow Pack Could Mean Early Start to Fire Season

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — NASA satellite images taken this past week from more than 400 miles above Earth show snow pack levels in the Sierras at just 54 percent of their historical average for this time of the year. The most recent data is sparking concerns that parts of California are slipping back into a drought — and that the 2020 ...

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Winter Storm Blankets Mountain Area with Snow

OAKHURST — A powerful winter storm moved into the mountain area Thursday, with heavy rain turning to snow by mid-afternoon. Snowfall accumulations of 4 to 8 inches were forecast for areas above 4,000 feet. Caltrans had multiple snow plows operating between Coarsegold and Yosemite National Park. CHP reported a handful of accidents as cars slid into each other and off ...

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Wet Weather Delays Completion of NF Roundabout

NORTH FORK — Mother Nature has tapped the brakes on North Fork’s highly anticipated new roundabout. The recent series of storms — including a rare “bomb cyclone” — has forced contractors on the job to slow the pace of work, according to Ahmad Alkhayyat, Madera County’s director of public works. Construction of Madera County’s first public roundabout began in mid-June ...

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Flash Flood Watch For Parts Of The Central Sierra

MOUNTAIN AREA — A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for some of our local area, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), as isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms remain possible in the Sierra through Friday, July 26. A large area of high pressure maintains widespread triple digit heat across the San Joaquin Valley, West Side Hills and Kern County ...

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Higher Temps, Swift Currents, Icy Waters Make Rivers Dangerous

MOUNTAIN AREA — The return of much warmer weather Sunday through Tuesday will cause an increase in snowmelt over the higher elevations of the Sierra — leading to a rise in water levels on rivers and streams during the early part of the week, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The normal water rises each night will heighten the ...

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Highway 41 And Highway 120 Reopen After Storm In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — UPDATED 6:45 p.m. Officials have announced that two roads leading in and out of Yosemite National Park have reopened earlier than previously anticipated following temporary closure due to a storm. As of about 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, Highway 41/Wawona Road was reopened to traffic between Wawona and Yosemite Valley. Big Oak Flat Road/Highway 120 between Big ...

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Sierra Storm Warning For Snow Above 6,000 Feet

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service (NWS) says a Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Central Sierra above 6,000 feet from 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 through Sunday, May 19 at 11 p.m. Unsettled weather continues over the next few days with areas of rain, snow, and wind across central California, according to the NWS. A ...

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