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Major Storm System Arrives

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–A major storm system will impact Central California today into Wednesday morning. The majority of precipitation associated with this storm system will be confined to two periods, this morning into this afternoon and all day Tuesday.

The National Weather Service Hanford Office is predicting up to 4 inches of rain and several inches to several feet of snow for our area surrounding Yosemite National Park.


They are also warning residents that a few strong thunderstorms are possible today and Tuesday in the green, shaded areas (see pictures below). Dangerous cloud to ground lightning strikes, small hail, and wind gusts near 45 mph are hazards associated with strong thunderstorms. In addition, any thunderstorm can produce intense rainfall rates, leading to localized flooding. When thunder roars, head indoors.

The image depicts a few strong thunderstorms possible this afternoon, mainly from Fresno County northward.

The image depicts a few strong thunderstorms possible throughout Central California from 10 AM PST Tuesday morning until 7 PM PST Tuesday evening.

Winter Storm Warning

Extreme winter storm impacts are expected in the Sierra Nevada tonight through Wednesday morning due to snow load and snow amounts up to six feet. Travel is not advised. Power outages are possible. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect.


Are you ready for winter? Check here for an article with tips for keeping your family safe this winter!



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