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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE


National Weather Service Hanford CA


938 AM PST Thu Feb 29 2024



CAZ323-326>328-010200-


/O.CON.KHNX.BZ.W.0001.240301T0000Z-240303T1800Z/


Yosemite NP outside of the valley-Upper San Joaquin River-


Kaiser to Rodgers Ridge-Kings Canyon NP-


Including the cities of Tuolumne Meadows, Wawona,


Devils Postpile, Florence Lake, Lake Thomas Edison, Lake Wishon,


Huntington Lake, Shaver Lake, and Cedar Grove


938 AM PST Thu Feb 29 2024



...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO


10 AM PST SUNDAY...



* WHAT...Blizzard conditions expected. Snowfall 6 to 8 feet


above 6,000 feet. Total snow 4 to 6 feet from 5,000 feet to


6,000 feet. Snow accumulations 2 to 4 feet from 4,000 feet to


5,000 feet. Winds gusting as high 65 mph on exposed ridgetops


and along the crest.



* WHERE...Sierra Nevada north of Tulare County.



* WHEN...Winter storm impacts from 4 PM PST this afternoon until


10 AM PST Sunday morning, with blizzard conditions expected


Friday and Saturday.



* IMPACTS...Travel will be dangerous to impossible. Widespread


blowing snow will reduce visibilities to near zero in whiteout


conditions at times. Damaging winds and heavy snow could down


trees and power lines. Wind chill readings as low as 15 to 20


degrees below zero can cause frostbite on exposed skin.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...



Travel should be restricted to emergencies only. If you must


travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded,


stay with your vehicle.



The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can


be obtained by calling 5 1 1.



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