YOSEMITE — A winter storm warning goes into effect at 4 p.m. today for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon, including Bass Lake and Fish Camp. The winter storm warning remains in effect through 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27.
According to the National Weather Service in Hanford, snow showers will develop this afternoon, becoming more widespread and intense tonight into early Sunday morning, then gradually tapering off Sunday afternoon.
Six to 14 inches of show is expected above 5,000 feet with higher amounts above 8,000. Snow levels could lower to around 4,500 feet by Sunday afternoon.
Travelers should anticipate the possibility of travel delays and be aware that chains will be required in some areas. Blowing snow could restrict visibility and make travel difficult.
A winter storm warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected, says NWS, and significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. If travel is necessary, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.