Today is forecast to be Much Cooler than yesterday.
Forecast for Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon
Updated: 12:00 am PDT on April 25, 2014
Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 5 am early this morning to 5 am PDT Saturday above 6000 feet...
Snow showers with showers likely in the evening...then chance of snow showers after midnight...gusts up to 40 mph in the evening. Near the crest...snow showers likely. Over higher elevations...southwest winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts to around 70 mph in the evening shifting to the west around 25 mph with gusts to around 45 mph after midnight. Windy...colder. Snow accumulation up to 4 inches. Total snow accumulation up to 7 inches. Snow level 5500 feet. Lows 27 to 33 at 5000 feet... 15 to 21 at 8000 feet.
Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the morning...then slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Chance of snow 40 percent. Highs 44 to 50 at 5000 feet...31 to 39 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations...west winds around 25 mph in the morning. Gusts up to 55 mph over higher elevations.
... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 5 am Friday to 5 am PDT Saturday above 6000 feet...
A Winter Weather Advisory above 6000 feet remains in effect from 5 am Friday to 5 am PDT Saturday for the higher elevations of the southern Sierra Nevada.
The latest in a series of fast moving Pacific storms will affect the southern Sierra Nevada beginning early Friday morning.
* Snow accumulations: up to 12 inches in and around Yosemite National Park. 6 to 9 inches in and near Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
* Elevation: above 6000 feet.
* Timing: snow beginning late tonight and continuing into Saturday morning.
* Locations include: Tuolumne Meadows... White Wolf... Chinquapin Summit... Glacier point... Lodgepole... Grant Grove... Huntington Lake.
* Winds: gusts to over 50 mph over ridges and near the crest.
* Impacts: heavy wet snow will make driving difficult into Yosemite National Park on Route 41. Highway 168 to Huntington Lake and all roads into Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks will experience accumulating snow above 6000 feet.
* For a detailed view of the hazard area... visit http://www.Wrh.NOAA.Gov/wrh/whv/?Wfo=hnx.
A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while driving.
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