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Big storm coming

Hiking, backpacking, running, biking, climbing, rafting, and other human-powered activities in Yosemite National Park

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Big storm coming

Postby balzaccom » Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:24 am

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Hanford CA
938 AM PST Thu Feb 29 2024

CAZ323-326>328-010200-
/O.CON.KHNX.BZ.W.0001.240301T0000Z-240303T1800Z/
Yosemite NP outside of the valley-Upper San Joaquin River-
Kaiser to Rodgers Ridge-Kings Canyon NP-
Including the cities of Tuolumne Meadows, Wawona,
Devils Postpile, Florence Lake, Lake Thomas Edison, Lake Wishon,
Huntington Lake, Shaver Lake, and Cedar Grove
938 AM PST Thu Feb 29 2024

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
10 AM PST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions expected. Snowfall 6 to 8 feet
above 6,000 feet. Total snow 4 to 6 feet from 5,000 feet to
6,000 feet. Snow accumulations 2 to 4 feet from 4,000 feet to
5,000 feet. Winds gusting as high 65 mph on exposed ridgetops
and along the crest.

* WHERE...Sierra Nevada north of Tulare County.

* WHEN...Winter storm impacts from 4 PM PST this afternoon until
10 AM PST Sunday morning, with blizzard conditions expected
Friday and Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Travel will be dangerous to impossible. Widespread
blowing snow will reduce visibilities to near zero in whiteout
conditions at times. Damaging winds and heavy snow could down
trees and power lines. Wind chill readings as low as 15 to 20
degrees below zero can cause frostbite on exposed skin.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Travel should be restricted to emergencies only. If you must
travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded,
stay with your vehicle.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&
Check our our website: http://www.backpackthesierra.com/
Or just read a good mystery novel set in the Sierra; https://www.amazon.com/Danger-Falling-Rocks-Paul-Wagner/dp/0984884963
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