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Will April Showers Bring May Flowers?

Yellow crocuses blooming in a snowy landscape.

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The National Weather Service Hanford Office is predicting a cold storm system will impact the Sierra Nevada Thursday through Friday evening, resulting in periods of snow. The majority of this snow will fall Thursday evening and Thursday night. The snow level will start at around 6,000 feet Thursday, before falling to about 2,000 feet Friday morning. A very strong ...

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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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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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Early Spring Storms on the Way

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES—The National Weather Service Hanford Office is predicting  an atmospheric river storm will move into our area late Monday night into very early Tuesday  morning. Currently, a Winter Storm Watch is in effect for this storm but it will likely be upgraded to a Warning later today. A Wind Advisory will also be in effect for tomorrow. This storm ...

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Storm Watch: Late February 2023 PART 2

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The National Weather Service Hanford Office is predicting that a series of cold storm systems will continue to bring winter weather impacts to the foothill and mountain communities across our area. These storms are expected to include blizzard like conditions in the higher elevations of Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada Mountains and snow levels down to 500 ...

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Winter Weather is Returning

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES—The National Weather Service Hanford office is predicting more winter weather will return to our area this weekend. The next storm system will impact Central California Saturday night through Sunday, resulting in the snow in the Sierra Nevada and rain in the San Joaquin Valley. Snow levels will start at around 6,000 feet Saturday night before dropping to about ...

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MLK Weekend 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. Related article: Wind, Rain and Snow Returning Today We will continue to update this article throughout the storm – stay safe!   Monday, January 16th, 2023 School Closures/Delays for 1.17.2023 Madera County Update for YUSD Update ...

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Wind, Rain And Snow Returning Today

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The National Weather Service Hanford Office reports that another round of winter storms will return to our area this weekend. A flood watch, winter storm warning, and a risk of excessive rainfall are all in place now. Rockslides, mudslides, and debris flow flooding are possible. Another atmospheric river will move into central California today, beginning with light rains. Saturday ...

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New Year’s Weekend Storm Damage Adding Up

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–This past weekend’s storm wreaked havoc on our mountain communities in more ways than one. Although we definitely needed the rain and snow, what we didn’t need was the flooding and damage that came with it. Flooding, landslides, trees down, power outages, and more occurred mostly on Saturday, News Year’s Eve when an atmospheric river storm moved through our ...

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