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Winter Storm, Flash Flood Warnings

MOUNTAIN AREA — It’s looking wet and wild for the next couple of days, with a winter storm warning for the high country and flash flood warnings in the lower elevations. A Pacific storm system will make its way over central California on Thursday, Dec. 15 and stay through Friday, Dec. 16., according to the National Weather Service in Hanford. Rain ...

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Full Moon And Meteors Peak Under Cloudy Skies

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Maybe you’ll feel it even if you can’t see it. The third and final supermoon of the year will rise today, while the Geminids meteor shower peaks, tonight. Rain is expected for late Wednesday and overnight through Thursday, with heavy snow anticipated in the high country. Known as the Cold Moon, the December moon is full on ...

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Safety Tips For High Wind Warning In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — The High Wind Warning issued for parts of the Sierra Nevada starting tonight meets Yosemite’s threshold of closing Valley Campgrounds for visitor safety. Yosemite Valley Campgrounds are closed for tonight, Thursday, Dec. 1, and officials will reassess the situation tomorrow. Gusting winds can bring down trees, power lines and signs and turn unsecured objects into dangerous projectiles. Below are tips ...

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Tioga And Glacier Point Roads Close For Season

YOSEMITE — The Tioga and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite National Park are closed for the season, say park officials. The series of storm systems that passed through the Yosemite area over the last several weeks have resulted in snow accumulation throughout the park.  These roads close each fall and remain closed throughout the winter months, until weather conditions permit ...

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High Wind Watch And Freeze Warning

UPDATE Dec. 1, 12:30 p.m.: Upgraded by NPS to a High Wind Warning for parts of the Sierra Nevada, with Mono Winds expected in some areas. MOUNTAIN AREA — A High Wind Watch is going into effect for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to the Tulare County line, according to the National Weather Service. The High Wind Watch ...

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Agencies Respond To Campers Stranded In Snowstorm

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — What began as an exciting post-holiday trip to the mountains turned into quite an ordeal, and ultimately required the services of teams of rescuers this weekend. On Sunday, Nov. 27, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received a call from some campers requesting assistance. According to the Sheriff’s Office, these campers had neglected to check the weather report ...

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Winter Storm Warning From Yosemite To Kings Canyon

YOSEMITE — A winter storm warning goes into effect at 4 p.m. today for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon, including Bass Lake and Fish Camp. The winter storm warning remains in effect through 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27. According to the National Weather Service in Hanford, snow showers will develop this afternoon, becoming more widespread and intense ...

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Winter Weather Advisory For Central Sierra

MOUNTAIN AREA — A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for the Sierra Nevada above 7,000 feet from Yosemite to Kings Canyon National Park. This is expected to last from Saturday night to Sunday evening, according to the National Weather Service. Six to twelve inches of snowfall are expected in the advisory area. Gusty winds up to 45 miles per hour ...

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Winter Weather Advisory For Sierra Nevada

MOUNTAIN AREA — An urgent winter weather advisory has been issued for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon including Bass Lake and Fish Camp, according to the National Weather Service. The advisory is currently in effect from 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 through 11 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30. Above 8,000 feet an accumulation of six to ...

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Tree Mortality Poses Threat During Coming Storms

CENTRAL SIERRA — As the first storm of the season moves toward Northern and Central California packing rain and gusty winds, PG&E is urging all their customers to be prepared, have a plan and prepare for potential power outages, and above all, be safe. With the severe tree mortality in the Central Sierra, residents in foothill communities face serious dangers ...

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