Wintry storms before and after Thanksgiving

Weather Forecasts

Here’s the latest as of Tuesday night:

A potent storm system brings significant rain to the Valley and several feet of snow to the Sierra Nevada, mainly late Tuesday and Wednesday. Some light precipitation continues Thanksgiving Day.

Another wintry storm system hits Saturday.

Here’s a summary of how the weather may impact travel in different parts of California:

From this first storm, Valley locations like Fresno may see a half inch of rain while several feet of snow will fall in the mountains.

This storm has the potential to cause ponding and minor street flooding in the Valley.

Snow levels will start near 4,500 feet late Tuesday. They’ll fall as low as 2,400 feet Wednesday.

Sierra snow will make some mountain travel difficult to impossible. This weather also brings the threat of rockslides and mudslides in the mountains.

Winds will be strong and gusty.

It’s still too early to confidently determine the strength and intensity of rain and snow on Monday because the weekend storm system may pass faster or slower. If you plan to travel early next week, keep an eye here for updates.

Watch the progress of these storm systems hour-by-hour:

The National Weather Service in Hanford issued this Winter Storm Warning:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Hanford CA
642 PM PST Mon Nov 25 2019
CAZ190-191-261045-
/O.CON.KHNX.WS.W.0015.191127T0000Z-191129T1200Z/
Central Sierra Foothills-Southern Sierra Foothills-
Including the cities of Coarsegold, Oakhurst, Auberry,
North Fork, and Mariposa
642 PM PST Mon Nov 25 2019


…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM TUESDAY TO 4 AM PST FRIDAY ABOVE 2000 FEET…

WHAT…Heavy snow expected above 2000 feet. Total snow
accumulations of 4 to 8 inches, with isolated amounts near 12
inches. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph.

WHERE…Southern Sierra Nevada foothills.

WHEN…From 4 PM PST Tuesday until 4 AM PST Thursday night.

IMPACTS…Travel will be treacherous or nearly impossible.
Road closures and travel delays are possible.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Significant reductions in visibilities
are likely. Downed trees and power outages are possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
If you plan to travel consider alternate strategies. If you must
travel, carry tire chains, plenty of food, a good deal of water,
and warm clothing in your vehicle.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

https://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=hnx&wwa=winter%20storm%20warning

Stay tuned for more updates to come.

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