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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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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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Mariposa County Sheriff’s Issue Evacuation Warning

MARIPOSA COUNTY–An EVACUATION WARNING has been issued for the following areas or communities: Greeley Hill, El Portal, Bear Creek Cabins, Oak Fire burn scar, Creekside Apartments, Hornitos and La Grange. A map of the areas will be available soon, at which time you can check your specific address by visiting: https://arcg.is/Ln4y9 The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office feels the threat level is ...

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Yosemite National Park Remains Closed

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–Officials for Yosemite National Park (YNP) have announced that the park will remain closed through Sunday, March 12, and possibly longer. Reopening on March 13 is a best-case scenario. Another storm system is forecast at the end of the week, which could further impact the park. Conditions will be evaluated on a daily basis, and the park will ...

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Local Sheriff’s Offer Warnings and Resources

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The Madera and Mariposa County Sheriff’s Offices are sharing information and resources ahead of the atmospheric river storms that are predicted to affect our communities over the next several days. This comes while most people are still digging out from several feet of snow that fell over the last two weeks, including power outages and road and school closures. ...

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Storm Watch: Late February 2023

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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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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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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Winter Rangers Report Constantly Changing Conditions

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski’s latest report from the field on Mar. 20 tells the tale of some powder, some corn, rapid melting, the songs of spring in the air and some still-unsettled weather. New snow: 6 inches Total settled snow depth: 91 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 50°F (March 16) Low temperature: -1°F (March ...

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