Fire Season is Over
That's the good news. With the recent rains, our forests are now too wet to explode. They can still burn, in places, but not with anything near the intensity that we've seen over the past months. We can all take a deep breath.
But that doesn't mean we can now race off into the mountains! Roads are closed (both 70 and 80, due to slide) and deep snow is reported--3-6 feet.
Note this memo about our current storm:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Hanford CA
1113 AM PDT Sat Oct 23 2021
Yosemite NP outside of the valley-Upper San Joaquin River-Kaiser to Rodgers Ridge-Kings Canyon NP-Grant Grove Area-Sequoia NP-South End of the Upper Sierra-1113 AM PDT Sat Oct 23 2021
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM SUNDAY TO 11 PM PDT
MONDAY ABOVE 8000 FEET...
* WHAT...Heavy snow expected above 8000 feet. Total snow
accumulations of up to 48 inches. Winds gusting as high as 60
* WHERE...Portions of central California.
* WHEN...From 5 PM Sunday to 11 PM PDT Monday.
* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The
hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening
commute. Very strong winds could cause extensive tree damage.
If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.