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A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Southern Sierra Nevada above 6,000 feet from 10 PM PST tonight until 7 PM PST Sunday evening. A Winter Storm Warning means severe winter weather conditions will make travel exceptionally hazardous or nearly impossible. The majority of this snow will fall from 4 AM PST late tonight until 10 PM PST Saturday night. Winds will gust as high as 50 mph on exposed ridgetops and near the crest. Gusty winds may bring down tree branches. If you plan to travel, consider alternate strategies. If you must travel, remember to carry tire chains, plenty of food, a good deal of water, and warm clothing in your vehicle. For information on road conditions, including closures or delays, call Caltrans at 1-800-427-7623.
Wind Advisories are in effect for the West Side Hills and the Grapevine area today with the advisory for the West Side Hills continuing until 7 AM Saturday morning. The strongest winds are likely this morning through the Grapevine and this afternoon and evening over the West Side Hills. Travel will be difficult, particularly for high profile vehicles, such as campers and tractor trailers. Highways affected include, but are not limited to Interstate 5 through and below the Grapevine, Highway 33, Highway 41, Highway 46, Highway 152 through Pacheco Pass, and Highway 198 west of Interstate 5.
A few strong thunderstorms are possible in Central California Saturday from the northern portions of Kings and Tulare Counties extending northward. Funnel clouds, small hail, and wind gusts near 40 miles per hour are some of the hazards associated with strong thunderstorms. In addition to dangerous cloud to ground lightning strikes, any thunderstorm can produce intense rainfall rates, leading to localized flooding.
A storm system will bring rain and mountain snow to much of the Central California Interior Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon. Snow will fall generally above 6000 feet.

 

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West Central San Joaquin Valley
I-5 at Santa Nella Northbound Eastbound SR 152 at San Luis Reservoir Westbound
I-5 at Panoche Road Southbound I-5 at SR 33 Northbound
East Central San Joaquin Valley
Livingston - SR 99 at Sultana Dr Northbound Atwater - SR 99 at Westside Blvd Southbound Northbound
Merced - SR 99 at Martin Luther King Ave Southbound Merced - SR 99 at Mission Ave Northbound
Chowchilla - SR 99 at Ave 23 1/2 Southbound Chowchilla - SR 99 at SR 152 Southbound Northbound
Madera - SR 99 at Cleveland Ave Northbound Fresno - SR 99 at Herndon Ave Southbound
Fresno - SR 99 at Olive Ave Northbound Fresno - SR 99 at Jensen Ave Northbound
Fowler - SR 99 at Merced Ave Southbound Fowler - SR 99 at Manning Ave Southbound
Selma - SR 99 at Floral Ave Southbound Kingsburg - SR 99 at Bethel Ave Southbound
Kingsburg - SR 99 at SR 201 Northbound Kingsburg - SR 99 at Ave 384 Southbound
Madera Ranchos - SR 41 at Valley Childrens Blvd Southbound Fresno - SR 41 at Friant Ave Northbound
Fresno - SR 41 at Bullard Ave Southbound Fresno - SR 41 at Shaw Ave Southbound
Fresno - SR 41 at SR 180 Northbound Clovis - SR 168 at Temperance Ave Westbound
Clovis - SR 168 at Fowler Ave Westbound Clovis - SR 168 at Herndon Ave Westbound
Fresno - SR 168 at Bullard Ave Westbound Fresno - SR 168 at Shaw Ave Westbound
Fresno - SR 168 at Shields Ave Westbound Fresno - SR 180 at Brawley Ave Westbound
Fresno - SR 180 at SR 99 Westbound Fresno - SR 180 at Chestnut Ave Westbound
Fresno - SR 180 at Peach Ave Westbound Fresno - SR 180 at Fowler Ave Westbound
Southwest San Joaquin Valley
Buttonwillow - I-5 at SR 58 Southbound    
Lost Hills - SR 46 at SR 33 Eastbound Lost Hills - I-5 at SR 46 Northbound
Tupman - I-5 at SR 43 Southbound Tupman - I-5 at SR 119 Southbound
Southeast San Joaquin Valley
Visalia - SR 198 at Mooney Ave Eastbound Visalia - SR 198 at Akers St Westbound
Visalia - SR 198 at Plaza Dr Westbound Tulare - SR 137 at SR 99 Eastbound
Oildale - SR 99 at SR 65 Southbound Bakersfield - SR 99 at White Ln Southbound
Southern Sierra Foothills
SR 140 at Midpines Eastbound SR 140 at Mariposa Eastbound
Tulare County Foothills
Three Rivers (Alta Peak) View Ash Peaks View
Kaweah River at Pumpkin Hollow View Moro Rock View
Southern Sierra Nevada
Lee Vining at Mono Lake View Mono Lake View
Buck Rock Northeast Northwest Yosemite Ahwahnee View
Bald Helibase View
Tulare County Mountains
Milk Ranch Moro Rock Giant Forest View
Park Ridge Shell Mountain Big Baldy Dunlap Bald Mountain Farewell Gap Mount Whitney Kennedy Meadows Domelands Onlancha Peak
Jordan Peak Maggie Mountain Hockett Peak Needles Lookout Camp Nelson Springville Blue Ridge Sherman Peak Farwell Gap Upper Kern River Olancha Peak Bald Mtn Lookout Speas Ridge Dome Rock
Kern County Mountains
Wheeler Ridge - I-5/SR 99 Merger Southbound Grapevine - I-5 at Grapevine Rd Southbound
Lebec - I-5 Truck Escape Ramps looking North looking South Wofford Heights Southwest
Breckenridge Northwest Kernville Bodfish Havilah Walker Basin South
Kern County Deserts