Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 2:14 PM PST Nov. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 4 PM Wednesday to 8 am PST
Thursday...

The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Winter Storm
Warning for heavy snow, which is in effect from 4 PM Wednesday to
8 am PST Thursday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.


* What... heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 to
15 inches above 7000 feet with up to 20 inches possible.

* Where... Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon and Tulare
County mountains.

* When... from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning.

* Additional details... travel could be very difficult to
impossible. Holiday travelers should be prepared for long
delays and possible Road closures. If traveling consider
alternate plans, remember to carry tire chains, extra food,
water and clothing.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of
snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in
an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food,
and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.




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Air Quality Alert
Issued: 12:24 PM PST Nov. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

The San Joaquin Valley air pollution control district has
extended the air quality alert on November 20, 2018, due to smoke
impacts from surrounding wildfires for San Joaquin, Stanislaus,
Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and valley portion of Kern
counties.

Wildfire smoke still impacts the San Joaquin Valley, causing
unhealthy conditions. An approaching low pressure system will
bring some improvement in air quality to the district tomorrow.
The timing of this system could cause this alert to be extended
for the central and southern counties of the valley.

Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems,
aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute
bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections.

Residents are advised to use caution as conditions warrant.
People with heart or lung diseases should follow their doctor's
advice for dealing with episodes of unhealthy air quality.

Additionally, older adults and children should avoid prolonged
exposure, strenuous activities or heavy exertion, as conditions
dictate.

For additional information, call your local San Joaquin Valley
air district office. Modesto 209-557-6400, Fresno 559-230-6000,
Bakersfield 661-392-5500

Residents can also follow air quality conditions by downloading
the free valley air app, available in the apple store or google
play.



Andersen


1224 PM PST Tue Nov 20 2018

The San Joaquin Valley air pollution control district has
extended the air quality alert on November 20, 2018, due to smoke
impacts from surrounding wildfires for San Joaquin, Stanislaus,
Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and valley portion of Kern
counties.

Wildfire smoke still impacts the San Joaquin Valley, causing
unhealthy conditions. An approaching low pressure system will
bring some improvement in air quality to the district tomorrow.
The timing of this system could cause this alert to be extended
for the central and southern counties of the valley.

Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems,
aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute
bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections.

Residents are advised to use caution as conditions warrant.
People with heart or lung diseases should follow their doctor's
advice for dealing with episodes of unhealthy air quality.

Additionally, older adults and children should avoid prolonged
exposure, strenuous activities or heavy exertion, as conditions
dictate.

For additional information, call your local San Joaquin Valley
air district office. Modesto 209-557-6400, Fresno 559-230-6000,
Bakersfield 661-392-5500

Residents can also follow air quality conditions by downloading
the free valley air app, available in the apple store or google
play.



Andersen