February 8, 2019 - The National Weather Service Hanford Office reports a couple of storm systems will impact Central California this weekend.
As a result, a Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Southern Sierra Nevada from this afternoon through late Sunday night.
There may be a break in snowfall Saturday night. Snow levels should be 3,000 to 4,000 feet, so a few inches of accumulating snow is possible in the Southern Sierra Nevada foothills.
Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Hanford CA 322 AM PST Fri Feb 8 2019 Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon- Tulare County Mountains- Including the cities of Camp Nelson, Giant Forest, Lodgepole, and Johnsondale 322 AM PST Fri Feb 8 2019 ...A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of one to three feet likely, with isolated amounts of four feet near Yosemite National Park. A few inches of snow is possible in elevations between 3,000 and 4,000 feet. Winds could gust as high as 65 mph on exposed ridgetops and near the crest. * WHERE...Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon and Tulare County mountains. * WHEN...From 4 PM PST this afternoon until 4 AM PST Monday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The hazardous conditions may impact the morning and evening commute. Strong winds could cause cause extensive damage to trees and power lines. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, plenty of food, and a good deal of water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.Source: NWS