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Major Storm Arriving Into The Western U.S.

A major Pacific storm system will arrive into the Pacific Northwest and produce locally heavy rain, heavy mountain snow, gusty winds and a slew of marine hazards. This significant storm will dig down the West Coast over the weekend into the Southwestern U.S. For Saturday and Sunday, expect heavy to excessive rainfall along the California coast and widespread heavy mountain snow across the West. Read More >

Extreme winter storm impacts are expected in the Sierra Nevada Saturday into early Monday morning due to snow load and snow amounts up to five feet. Travel is not advised.
A strong storm system will impact Central California this weekend. The majority of precipitation associated with this storm system will fall Saturday night and Sunday. Snow levels will start at around 4,000 feet Saturday, before rising to about 6,000 feet Saturday evening into Sunday morning. Snow levels will drop to around 3,000 feet by Sunday evening.
A few strong thunderstorms are possible north of Kern County Sunday. Small hail and wind gusts near 45 miles per hour are a couple of 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.


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NOAA Weather Radio KAD-94
162.450 MHz - Yosemite National Park
Routine broadcasts include:
The Southern Sierra Nevada forecast covering the next 36 to 48 hours includingYosemite Park (updated at least twice daily, at 3:30 am/pm)
Below is the approximate listening area for the NOAA Weather Radio transmitter. The listening area is based upon line-of-sight with the transmitter. The quality of what you hear is dictated by the distance from the transmitter, local terrain, and quality and location of your receiver. (Click on image to enlarge.)
KAD-94 Listening Area
Three to seven day extended forecasts for Yosemite Park (updated twice daily, at 3:30 am/pm)
Current weather observations from selected sites in Yosemite Park
Short-term forecasts (6 hours or less) for the Southern Sierra Nevada
As always, during severe weather, routine broadcasts can be interrupted and special warning messages inserted concerning threat to life and property.