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Fire Weather Watch & Excessive Heat This Week

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The National Weather Service Hanford Office is warning residents in the area to be prepared for Excessive Heat. The heat is expected to last through Saturday at 10:00 a.m.  They are also issuing a Fire Weather Watch in effect from Saturday at 11 a.m. through Sunday at 9:00 p.m. Well above normal temperatures, even for the high Sierra, will ...

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Excessive Heat & High Fire Danger Expected Into Next Week

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The National Weather Service Hanford Office has issued an Excessive Heat Warning. The warning is in effect through the next week. Areas included are the San Joaquin Valley, the West Side Hills, the Sierra Nevada Foothills, and the Kern County Mountains and Desert. The warning may need to be extended further as the week progresses due to continued dangerous ...

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Excessive Heat Expected the Next Few Days

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The National Weather Service Hanford Office (NWS)is warning community members that dangerous high temperatures up to 109 in the valley and 112 in the Kern County Desert will be observed during the three-day heat wave. Overnight low temperatures will stay in the 70s and provide little relief. An Excessive Heat (Wave) Warning will go into effect this morning, Wednesday ...

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Storm Watch Early April 2024

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–Check below for weather alerts, and road conditions including traffic collisions, closures and hazards, school closures, power outages, and other emergencies as they happen. For weather forecasts check out our article here. Scroll to the end of the article for a gallery of pictures submitted by our readers. We will continue to update this article throughout the storm – ...

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Will April Showers Bring May Flowers?

Yellow crocuses blooming in a snowy landscape.

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The National Weather Service Hanford Office is predicting a cold storm system will impact the Sierra Nevada Thursday through Friday evening, resulting in periods of snow. The majority of this snow will fall Thursday evening and Thursday night. The snow level will start at around 6,000 feet Thursday, before falling to about 2,000 feet Friday morning. A very strong ...

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Yosemite Closes Ahead of Blizzard–Updated to Open Now

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–Yosemite officials have announced  the park will be closed starting tonight at midnight due to a major winter storm. The park will remain closed at least through Sunday at noon depending on conditions. It could stay closed longer if necessary. Update Yosemite National Park will partially reopen Sunday March 3, at noon. Visitors may enter the park via ...

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Blizzard Conditions Expected Over the Weekend

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES—The National Weather Service Hanford Office is warning residents of a strong storm system headed out way. It will impact Central California Thursday evening into Sunday morning. The result being periods of heavy precipitation. The majority of this precipitation will fall Friday evening through Saturday evening. The snow level will start at around 5,000 feet Thursday evening, before dropping ...

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Flood Watches and Winter Weather Continue

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The National Weather Service Hanford Office is predicting our area will continue to see winter weather through midweek. This includes a flood watch, excessive rainfall, thunderstorms and snow. An atmospheric river will pass through Central California today into tonight. Extreme winter storm impacts are anticipated in the Sierra Nevada above 6,000 feet  due to snow load and snow amounts ...

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Holiday Weekend Weather Expected to Pack a Punch

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES—The National Weather Service Hanford Office is predicting that our area can expect two storm systems over the holiday weekend. They will continue into next week.  The first of two systems will impact Central California on  Saturday, with periods of light rain below 6,000 feet. Light snow will fall above 6,000 feet. The first system will be the smaller ...

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Storm Watch Early February 2024

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–Keep reading for weather alerts, road conditions including traffic collisions, closures and hazards, school closures, power outages and other emergencies as they happen. We will continue to update this article throughout the storm – stay safe! Updated 2.8.2024 9:30AM Madera County 2/08/24 – Update! This is Robert Dias, MOT Director for Bass Lake School District informing you that after ...

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