February 9, 2019 - The National Weather Service Hanford Office reports a couple of storm systems will impact Central California this weekend.
As a result, Winter Storm Warnings, Winter Weather and Wind Advisories are in effect for the Southern Sierra Nevada, the Kern County Mountains and Deserts from this evening through late Sunday 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 and near the Grapevine.
Winter Weather Advisory in the foothills above 2,500 feet Saturday night through Sunday morning.
Winter Weather Advisory
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Hanford CA 808 AM PST Sat Feb 9 2019 Mariposa, Madera, and Fresno County Foothills- Tulare County Foothills- Including the cities of Oakhurst, Mariposa, Springville, and Three Rivers 808 AM PST Sat Feb 9 2019 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON PST SUNDAY ABOVE 2500 FEET... * WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to 7 inches expected. * WHERE...Mariposa, Madera, and Fresno County Foothills and Tulare County Foothills. * WHEN...From 7 PM this evening to noon PST Sunday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Hanford CA 808 AM PST Sat Feb 9 2019 Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon- Tulare County Mountains- Including the cities of Camp Nelson, Giant Forest, Lodgepole, and Johnsondale 808 AM PST Sat Feb 9 2019 ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT 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...Until 4 AM PST Monday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Strong winds could cause tree damage. The cold wind chills as low as 30 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes. 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, food and 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