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December 8, 2019 - The National Weather Service Hanford Office reports a Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for the southern Sierra Nevada, including Yosemite to southeastern Tulare County above 6,000 feet until 7:00 P.M. this evening.

A Winter Storm Warning means severe winter weather conditions will make travel exceptionally hazardous or nearly impossible.

Snow will continue to fall today, heavy at times, before tapering off later today.

Winds will gust as high as 50 mph on exposed ridgetops and near the crest.

Gusty winds may bring down tree branches.

If you plan to travel, consider alternate strategies.

If you must travel, remember to carry tire chains, plenty of food, a good deal of water, and warm clothing in your vehicle.

For information on road conditions, including closures or delays, call Caltrans at 1-800-427-7623.

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Hanford CA
1012 PM PST Sat Dec 7 2019


Central Sierra-North Kings River-Sequoia Kings-
Including the cities of Devils Postpile, Florence Lake,
Lake Thomas Edison, Tuolumne Meadows, Shaver Lake, Lodgepole,
and Grant Grove
1012 PM PST Sat Dec 7 2019

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PST SUNDAY
ABOVE 6000 FEET...

* WHAT...Heavy snow above 6000 feet. Additional snow
  accumulations of 1 to 2 feet above 7000 feet and 6 to 12
  inches between 6000 and 7000 feet. Winds gusting as high as 55
  mph.

* WHERE...Central Sierra, North Kings River and Sequoia Kings
  Areas.

* WHEN...Until 7 PM PST Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Strong
  winds could cause tree damage.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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