MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – The National Weather Service, Hanford Office, has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our communities beginning today through Sunday.
The advisory began at 5:53 AM PST Fri Mar 4 2022, for the following Mountain Communities – Mariposa-Madera Lower Sierra-Fresno-Tulare Lower Sierra-South End of the Lower Sierra-San Joaquin River Canyon-Piute Walker Basin-Including the cities of Bass Lake, Coarsegold, Fish Camp,
Oakhurst, North Fork, Auberry, and Camp Nelson.
The winter weather advisory will remain in effect until Saturday, March 5th, 2022 at 10 pm PST.
* WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to 4 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.
* WHERE…Mariposa-Madera Lower Sierra, Fresno-Tulare Lower
Sierra, South End of the Lower Sierra, San Joaquin River Canyon
and Piute Walker Basin. Snow level around 4,000 feet today lowering to around 2,000 feet by Saturday morning.
* WHEN…Until 10 PM PST Saturday.
* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions.
Slow down and use caution while traveling.
For the most up to date road conditions use the CalTrans QuickMap.
Unsettled Weather Returns
Two potent storm systems will move through California today. The first one will bring accumulation in the form of rain followed by a colder system early Saturday morning that could dust the lower elevations with snow. The snow level is expected to fall to the @2000′ elevation Saturday morning, however accumulations at that level will not be significant. Higher elevations can expect between 4 inches and 1 foot of accumulation.
If you are planning to travel please allow yourself extra time and be prepared for delays. If you are traveling into the Sierras CalTrans recommends staying informed, carrying chains and having emergency supplies in your car.
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