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Visitor Fatality On The Mist Trail In Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE – A 56-year-old visitor was killed while hiking on a closed trail in Yosemite National Park over the weekend, say park officials. At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, Xuan Wang, from Cupertino, Calif., was hiking on the Mist Trail when she was struck by falling rock and ice. She succumbed to her injuries soon thereafter. The Mist ...

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Sierra Storm Warning Canceled, Wind Advisory Remains

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service (NWS) in Hanford has canceled a Winter Storm Warning for the Sierra Nevada and issued a Winter Weather Advisory in its place. The Wind Advisory for the foothills remains in place. Storm Warning canceled, Winter Weather Advisory in place The NWS has replaced the warning with a Winter Weather Advisory for snow, in ...

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Good News For Recreation Say Winter Rangers

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski latest report from the field and they come bearing good news about the snow pack. New snow: 39 inches Total settled snow depth: 92 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 32°F (February 14) Low temperature: -17°F (February 19) Ski Conditions and Weather This week continued the February weather trend of cold and wet. ...

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Challengers Little League Team Wants Better Access To Field

OAKHURST — There’s a ball field, and there’s a team. Problem is, the team can’t navigate the field. Despite its popularity, our busy local Little League field has inadequate access for about 20 softball players with special needs, say parents — and organizers agree. From walkers to wheelchairs, it’s extremely difficult to get around the facility. Severe disrepair and a lack ...

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Highways And Ski Area Closed In Yosemite Due To Heavy Snow

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park officials have announced that due to weather conditions, Highway 120 West (Big Oak Flat Road) is temporarily closed, Highway 41 (Wawona Road) is closed from the south entrance to Wawona, and the Glacier Point Road is closed, as is the Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. UPDATE 12:47 p.m. – Highway 41 has reopened. R2 chains ...

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Extended Storm Warning For Sierra, Very Low Snow In Foothills

MOUNTAIN AREA — It’s cold, wet, and snowy outside in some places and that’s not going to change much over the next two days — except the snow levels will drop again — as the National Weather Service (NWS) in Hanford has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Sierra Nevada and a Winter Weather Advisory for the foothills. Winter ...

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All Types Of Winter Weather: Tuolumne Rangers Report

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski return to give us another peek into what’s happening in the wilderness areas of the park, with their weekly stories from the field. New snow: 43 inches Total settled snow depth: 93 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 35°F (February 13) Low temperature: -16°F (February 11) Ski Conditions and Weather It was nice ...

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Highway 140 Reopens In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY – As of 10 a.m. today, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has reopened State Route 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar. The preemptive closure was implemented at 3 p.m. yesterday and extended for approximately 17 miles from Bear Creek near Midpines to Foresta Road in El Portal. The highway remained closed for about 19 ...

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Highway 140 To Close West Of Yosemite Ahead Of New Storm

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Once again, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is planning a preemptive closure of State Route 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar ahead of a major storm. The highway will be closed beginning at 3 p.m.on Wednesday, Feb. 13. “This closure is being prompted by an ongoing storm that could impact the roadway, and ...

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Storm Warning And Flood Watch For Sierra Nevada

MOUNTAIN AREA — After a short break in the weather has given some a chance to mop up and plow out, rain and snow return to the region, as the National Weather Service issues a flood watch and warnings for the foothills and a two-day storm warning for the mountains above 5,000 feet. Flash Flood Warning Flash Flood Warning For Parts ...

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