Projected rainfall totals for Mariposa: 1.00" to 1.50"
Projected rainfall totals for Oakhurst: 1.00" to 1.50"
Projected rainfall totals for Yosemite Valley: 1.00" to 1.50"
January 14, 2020 - The National Weather Service Hanford Office reports a possible storm system will bring rain and mountain snow to parts of the Central California Interior from Thursday morning through Friday morning.
Snow will fall generally above 4000 feet with brief periods down to as low as 3500 feet.
The above graphic has the latest projected rain and snowfall amounts.
Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Hanford CA 232 AM PST Tue Jan 14 2020 .SYNOPSIS... A weakening cold front will push through the region today. Near freezing temperatures are expected in the San Joaquin Valley tonight. A storm system will bring rain and mountain snow to the region Thursday into Thursday night. Dry weather will return Friday and continue through Martin Luther King Jr day. Another system will bring precipitation back to the Sierra on Tuesday. && .DISCUSSION... A cold front is approaching the region from NORCAL attm. Precipitation is very light with the front and will mainly impact areas north of Fresno County. Little or no accumulation is expected in the Sierra and we are only expecting a few light showers and sprinkles north of Fresno county today. We are expecting winds to pick up across the Kern county mountains and become gusty below the passes into Mojave and through the Tehachapi pass. A wind advisory is in effect until 1000 pm PST tonight. High pressure will build in with a cold air mass moving into the area tonight. Temperatures will be around the freezing mark and we can expect areas of frost by Wednesday morning. Daytime highs will hold steady before a strong system impacts the regoin on Thursday and Thursday night. The models have been consistent with this feature and confidence is medium because of QPF amounts in the CENCAL interior are still a bit uncertain. Snow levels look to be aroud 4000 feet with this system with preliminary snow totals up to 2 feet from Sierra NF north to Yosemite NP...where some isolated amounts of up to 3 feet are possible. Generally 0.25 to 0.50 inches of rain is possible in the SJV...mainly north of Kern county, where 0.10 to 0.25 inches is possible in Kern county. Up to 1 inch of rain is possible in the foothills below the snow line with this event. These are still preliminary values and may change as the event gets closer in time. High pressure will build in over the regoin on Friday and continue through Monday with the return of fog development in the SJV. It will be a nice weekend with seasonal temperatures and late night and early morning fog development in the SJV. Guidance is advertising another system to begin to impact the region on Tuesday and we have added precipitation to the forecast for Tuesday in the Sierra.Source: NWS