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Flash Flood Watch Issued For Central Sierra Foothills

HANFORD – A Flash Flood Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) for recent burn areas in central California, including the Ferguson, Railroad and Pier burn scars. The Watch has been issued for Mariposa, Madera, Tulare and Fresno County foothills, and the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon. This includes the communities of Coarsegold, Oakhurst, Auberry, ...

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Spactacular Colors As Fall Settles Into The Sierra

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — The colors of fall in the Sierra are spectacular, without comparison — perhaps especially so in the foothills. This time a year ago we had a wee bit of rain, just enough of a taste to make the mouth water. Now, until the forecast changes, we’ll have to settle for the beautifully changing light, and put those ...

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Stay Safe And Conserve Energy During Heat Wave

SAN FRANCISCO — With soaring temperatures in the next few days, California’s grid operator has called a statewide Flex Alert this week. PG&E is urging customers to conserve energy as triple-digit heat will impact much of the company’s service area. The California Independent System Operator (ISO) issued a Flex Alert, a call for voluntary electricity conservation, from 5 p.m. to ...

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Summer Solstice Brings Rising Temperatures

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Here we go! Summer officially kicks off at precisely at 3:07 a.m. PDT on Thursday, June 21, with solstice, marking the point during the year when the sun takes its most northerly path across the sky. Summer solstice is the longest day of the year, with the shortest night, and at noon your shadow will also be the shortest of ...

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Winter Weather Advisory For High Country

MOUNTAIN AREA — It doesn’t matter that it’s technically spring: the National Weather Service says a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Sierra Nevada high country above 8,000 feet from Yosemite to Kings Canyon National Parks, starting Friday morning at 5 a.m., May 24 and continuing through Saturday morning, May 26 at 5 a.m. In lower elevations, there’s ...

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Yosemite Cancels Some Campsite Reservations Ahead Of Storm

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park expects significant impacts from a storm coming in from the Pacific. Storm activity is expected to impact Yosemite National Park and the surrounding area on Friday, Apr. 6 through Sunday, Apr. 8. Park roadways, campgrounds, and other facilities may be impacted. Reservations for campsites at North Pines Campground, and some campsites at Lower Pines Campground, ...

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Heavy Rainfall Predicted With Threat Of Flooding

MOUNTAIN AREA — Hazardous weather conditions are in the forecast for the foothills and mountains in our region, as heavy rainfall and a threat of flooding is likely over parts of the central California interior this week. While the atmospheric river forecast is considered strong for any time of year, the fact that it’s coming in April is highly unusual. ...

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Severe Weather, Flash Flood Warnings Remain

MOUNTAIN AREA – Communities are on alert this afternoon as rain continues to bear down on the foothills, and the possibility of flash floods remain present, particularly in areas with burn scars. The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has issued the following alert: The National Weather Service is forecasting significant weather between 1 and 6 p.m. this afternoon, with current models ...

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Spring Arrives With Storm Warning, Flood Watch

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 5 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 20 through 11 p.m. Thursday. The Storm Warning is for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon and Tulare County Mountains above 8,000-feet, and takes the place of a previously issued Storm Watch. The Flash Flood warning remains in ...

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Hazardous Weather Forecast Includes Flood Watch

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the high country above 8,000-feet midweek, and a Flood Watch for areas in elevations below 8,000-feet, particularly areas with burn scars. Winter Storm Watch The Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon and Tulare County Mountains, for the ...

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