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Let’s Talk Chain Controls

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–Every year I hear the same questions about chain controls in our communities. Do I have to carry chains? What do R1, R2, and R3 mean? My vehicle is four-wheel drive, do I still need chains? Keep reading for the answers to these questions and more. During the winter months, motorists may encounter traction chain controls in the mountain ...

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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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Flash Flood Watch For Parts Of The Central Sierra

MOUNTAIN AREA — A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for some of our local area, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), as isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms remain possible in the Sierra through Friday, July 26. A large area of high pressure maintains widespread triple digit heat across the San Joaquin Valley, West Side Hills and Kern County ...

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July’s Full Buck Moon Tonight

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – If you look outside your window tonight and see a giant buck, don’t worry — it’s just the moon. The full moon on Tuesday, July 16, at 2:38 p.m. is known as the Buck Moon, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. The full moons have descriptive names that typically come from Native American tribes who use them ...

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Welcoming Summer On Solstice, Longest Day Of The Year

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Here we go! This is your cue to start celebrating. Summer officially kicks off at precisely at 8:53 a.m. PDT on Friday, June 21, with solstice, marking the point during the year when the sun takes its most northerly path across the sky. Sunrise on Friday will be at 5:41 a.m. and sunset at 8:07 p.m. Summer ...

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