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More Rain Expected Over The Weekend

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–Blue skies, crisp air and snow capped mountains greeted many of us this morning after a winter storm made it’s way through our communities overnight. Now, The National Weather Service Hanford Office says we can expect even more rain and snow over the weekend. So, if you’re taking the family to enjoy the holiday activities we wrote about earlier ...

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December Begins With A Winter Storm

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES—The National Weather Service Hanford Office has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Yosemite National Park and the surrounding communities. The watch begins Thursday, December 1st, 2022 at 1:00 am and concludes on Friday at 4:00 pm. Two weather systems are expected to affect much of the West Coast bringing significant rain and snow to our area. Winter Storm ...

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Storm Watch– Schools, Road Conditions, Power Outages

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–From rain to hail to snow, thunderstorms, and wind, our communities have been dealing with the first major winter storm of the season which began on Sunday. The National Weather Service Hanford Office has predicted that Tuesday night into Wednesday morning will be the worst of the storm with snow levels dropping and more thunderstorms possible. Check below for ...

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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 ...

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New Storm Arrives Sunday

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES—The National Weather Service Hanford Office is predicting a significant storm system will begin to make inroads from the north on Saturday evening with light precipitation spreading down to Yosemite National Park (YNP) and as far south as Fresno County through Sunday afternoon. Rainfall in the valley will generally only be a few hundredths to a tenth of an ...

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First Significant Storm On The Way

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The National Weather Service Hanford Office is predicting the first significant storm of the season will impact Central California Tuesday through Thursday. Heavy snow is possible in the Sierra Nevada mainly north of the Kings River above 5,000 feet, especially Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday night. Snow levels will begin at around 7,000 feet on Tuesday , before falling to ...

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Cooler Temperatures And Rain Possible

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–Could it be that fall has finally arrived in our mountain communities?  The NWS Forecast Office Hanford, CA is predicting much cooler temperatures for the following 10 days starting tomorrow. There is also some indications that we might get some much needed rain! Dry weather and unseasonably warm temperatures will continue today due to high pressure over the area. ...

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Excessive Heat Watch All Week

HANFORD—The National Weather Service Hanford has issued an Excessive Heat Watch in effect for Tuesday, 8.16.2022, through Friday, 8.20.22. Dangerously hot conditions with high temperatures from 104 to 109 degrees are expected. It all starts with a warming trend for Sunday and Monday. WHERE San Joaquin Valley Coastal Range Lower Sierra Nevada Foothills Kern River Valley WHEN From late Tuesday ...

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National Weather Service Predicts Severe Winter Storm Ahead

Image of a rainstorm in the Arizona desert.

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — There are so many reasons we love living here in the foothills of the Motherlode, however, there are some risks as well. One of the biggest risks is wildfires, and for the past several months we’ve been living on edge waiting for a wildfire to strike close to home. Now, just like someone turned on a switch, ...

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