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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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Atmospheric River Set to Hit Us Hard

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES—The National Weather Service Hanford Office is predicting a powerful atmospheric river driven storm will bring strong and damaging winds, excessive rainfall, and up to 6 feet of new snow to our communities over the next few days. A Wind Advisory for the San Joaquin Valley, Sierra Foothills, and the Coastal Range will begin tonight (Saturday, February 3) at ...

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Wind and Rain and Snow, Oh My!

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES—The National Weather Service Hanford Office is predicting record high temperatures today for some San Joaquin Valley locations. This will be followed by an impactful atmospheric river bringing heavy precipitation to Central California Wednesday evening through Friday. The majority of this precipitation will fall Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The snow level will start at around 6,000 feet Wednesday ...

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Storms Lining Up for the Next Few Days

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The National Weather Service Hanford Office is predicting a wet weekend and start to next week for our communities. Their forecast indicates precipitation will begin late tonight  and spread across the region by early Saturday morning. Light  rainfall below 6,000 feet and moderate snowfall above 6,000 feet is projected to fall through the day Saturday and Sunday. As we ...

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Is Rain Finally on the Way for Us?

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The National Weather Service Hanford Office is predicting a storm system will impact Central California Wednesday through Saturday, resulting in periods of precipitation. The majority of this precipitation will fall Wednesday night and Thursday, as well as Friday afternoon and Friday night. There may be a brief break in precipitation Thursday night and Friday morning. Snow levels will be ...

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Staying Safe in the National Forests Memorial Day Weekend

Image of a waterfall at Yosemite.

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — With the strong storms and heavy snow over the past few months, some forest areas and sites are closed due to lingering snowpack, flooding or road damage. Crews are using all available resources to get these areas open and safe for the public to enjoy. “With the record precipitation we expect to be busy at our national ...

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First Annual Wildfire Safety Saturday

House Burning Oak Fire Mariposa County

OAKHURST–In conjunction with California Wildfire Preparedness Week, The First Annual Wildfire Safety Saturday will be taking place this weekend in Oakhurst. Several local agencies and organizations will be present, and participants will have the opportunity to receive information on a variety of issues related to wildfires. WHEN: Saturday, May 6th, 2023 10:00 am to 4:00 pm WHERE: Enterprise Parking Lot ...

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Another Atmospheric River is Headed Our Way

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES—The National Weather Service Hanford Office is warning residents that more rain, flooding, and high winds are on the way for our area and most of Northern California. Combined with all the snow and rain, we’ve already received, we can expect more problems, including flooding, power outages, and traffic issues. Precipitation will begin Monday night and increase in intensity ...

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Mid March Atmospheric River Storm Watch

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–Check below 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! Related Articles: Local Sheriff’s Offer Warnings and Resources National Weather Service Issues Flood Watch Emergency Sand & Sand Bag Locations MADERA COUNTY   ...

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