Tulare County Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 6:00 PM PST Jan. 18, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 2 PM PST Thursday
above 5000 feet...

* locations... southern Sierra Nevada above 4500 feet.

* Hazard types... heavy snow and gusty winds.

* Snow accumulations... up to 26 inches above 7000 feet. 8 to 18
inches above 5000 feet. A few inches down to 4500 feet.

* Timing... heavy snow will continue across the Sierra Nevada
generally above 4500 feet through the overnight hours. Scattered
snow showers will continue through Thursday afternoon. A
rain/snow mix will be possible down to 4000 feet.

* Impacts... the heavy snow will make many roads impassable and
may produce widespread power outages due to the weight of the
snow on tree limbs and power lines. Strong winds will lead to
blowing snow... reduced visibility... and additional power
outages.

* Winds... southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.

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.




Public Information Statement
Issued: 10:34 PM PST Jan. 18, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Highest winds in the past 12 hours...

Location speed time/date elevation (ft.)

... California...

... Fresno County...
Panoche Road 55 mph 0527 PM 01/18 2055
Santa Rita Peak 50 mph 0757 PM 01/18 5000
Firebaugh 38 mph 0801 PM 01/18 223
I-5 at Panoche Road 34 mph 0701 PM 01/18 470
Friant 32 mph 0601 PM 01/18 662
Mount Tom 30 mph 0552 PM 01/18 8982

... Kern County...
Bird Springs pass 70 mph 0427 PM 01/18 7466
blue Max 69 mph 0332 PM 01/18 5350
Jawbone Canyon 55 mph 0314 PM 01/18 4300
laural mountain 47 mph 0926 PM 01/18 4390
Cache creek chp on 58 45 mph 0341 PM 01/18 3622
Jawbone station 42 mph 0429 PM 01/18 2158
Walker Pass east 41 mph 0325 PM 01/18 5217
Indian Wells Canyon 41 mph 0626 PM 01/18 4000
Mojave Airport 40 mph 0420 PM 01/18 2785
Riverkern 40 mph 0257 PM 01/18 3044
Walker Pass 39 mph 0400 PM 01/18 5572
Grapevine chp 38 mph 0949 PM 01/18 1364
North Edwards 38 mph 0308 PM 01/18 2300
Tehachapi Muni Airport 38 mph 0255 PM 01/18 3960
Bakersfield Meadows Field 38 mph 0308 PM 01/18 489
Edwards AFB 37 mph 0337 PM 01/18 2278
China Lake 35 mph 0514 PM 01/18 2230
Boron 35 mph 0340 PM 01/18 2450
waren siding Mojave 35 mph 0415 PM 01/18 3139
twisselman 35 mph 0213 PM 01/18 3232
Grapevine Peak 35 mph 0713 PM 01/18 4647
Cameron siding 34 mph 0420 PM 01/18 3784
old Isabella Rd rec site 32 mph 0302 PM 01/18 2535
south slope Tehachapi mtns 32 mph 0335 PM 01/18 4649
Redrock Canyon 31 mph 0433 PM 01/18 2575
Rosamond 31 mph 0340 PM 01/18 2336
Tehachapi mtn valley apt 31 mph 0243 PM 01/18 4219
Claraville 31 mph 0917 PM 01/18 6248
Wofford Heights 30 mph 0200 PM 01/18 3150

... Kings County...
Sunflower Valley 33 mph 1206 PM 01/18 751
Kettleman hills 32 mph 0750 PM 01/18 810

... Madera County...
Madera Airport 35 mph 0650 PM 01/18 253
Hwy 152 at ash Slough 31 mph 0605 PM 01/18 188

... Mariposa County...
Crane Flat 46 mph 0500 PM 01/18 6634
Miami Mountain 45 mph 0459 PM 01/18 4267
Smith Peak 36 mph 0516 PM 01/18 3871
Catheys Valley 35 mph 0527 PM 01/18 1233

... Merced County...
Castle air park 54 mph 0645 PM 01/18 187
Gustine Airport 45 mph 0629 PM 01/18 79
Pacheco Pass 44 mph 0356 PM 01/18 1493
Merced Airport 44 mph 0555 PM 01/18 153
Los Banos 41 mph 0540 PM 01/18 104
Atwater 40 mph 0731 PM 01/18 151
San Luis dam 39 mph 0702 PM 01/18 323
San Luis NWR 39 mph 0631 PM 01/18 65
Hwy 99 south of Legrand Rd 37 mph 0532 PM 01/18 201
San Luis Reservoir 37 mph 0642 PM 01/18 320
99 S of Mariposa way 35 mph 0712 PM 01/18 191
San Luis Reservoir 34 mph 0530 PM 01/18 264
Los Banos 34 mph 1009 PM 01/18 103
Santa Nella 32 mph 0700 PM 01/18 171

... Tulare County...
Bear Peak 54 mph 0810 PM 01/18 8228
shadequarter 30 mph 0655 PM 01/18 4340

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. Not all data listed are considered official.


NWS Hanford CA
Iris system

1034 PM PST Wed Jan 18 2017

... Highest winds in the past 12 hours...

Location speed time/date elevation (ft.)

... California...

... Fresno County...
Panoche Road 55 mph 0527 PM 01/18 2055
Santa Rita Peak 50 mph 0757 PM 01/18 5000
Firebaugh 38 mph 0801 PM 01/18 223
I-5 at Panoche Road 34 mph 0701 PM 01/18 470
Friant 32 mph 0601 PM 01/18 662
Mount Tom 30 mph 0552 PM 01/18 8982

... Kern County...
Bird Springs pass 70 mph 0427 PM 01/18 7466
blue Max 69 mph 0332 PM 01/18 5350
Jawbone Canyon 55 mph 0314 PM 01/18 4300
laural mountain 47 mph 0926 PM 01/18 4390
Cache creek chp on 58 45 mph 0341 PM 01/18 3622
Jawbone station 42 mph 0429 PM 01/18 2158
Walker Pass east 41 mph 0325 PM 01/18 5217
Indian Wells Canyon 41 mph 0626 PM 01/18 4000
Mojave Airport 40 mph 0420 PM 01/18 2785
Riverkern 40 mph 0257 PM 01/18 3044
Walker Pass 39 mph 0400 PM 01/18 5572
Grapevine chp 38 mph 0949 PM 01/18 1364
North Edwards 38 mph 0308 PM 01/18 2300
Tehachapi Muni Airport 38 mph 0255 PM 01/18 3960
Bakersfield Meadows Field 38 mph 0308 PM 01/18 489
Edwards AFB 37 mph 0337 PM 01/18 2278
China Lake 35 mph 0514 PM 01/18 2230
Boron 35 mph 0340 PM 01/18 2450
waren siding Mojave 35 mph 0415 PM 01/18 3139
twisselman 35 mph 0213 PM 01/18 3232
Grapevine Peak 35 mph 0713 PM 01/18 4647
Cameron siding 34 mph 0420 PM 01/18 3784
old Isabella Rd rec site 32 mph 0302 PM 01/18 2535
south slope Tehachapi mtns 32 mph 0335 PM 01/18 4649
Redrock Canyon 31 mph 0433 PM 01/18 2575
Rosamond 31 mph 0340 PM 01/18 2336
Tehachapi mtn valley apt 31 mph 0243 PM 01/18 4219
Claraville 31 mph 0917 PM 01/18 6248
Wofford Heights 30 mph 0200 PM 01/18 3150

... Kings County...
Sunflower Valley 33 mph 1206 PM 01/18 751
Kettleman hills 32 mph 0750 PM 01/18 810

... Madera County...
Madera Airport 35 mph 0650 PM 01/18 253
Hwy 152 at ash Slough 31 mph 0605 PM 01/18 188

... Mariposa County...
Crane Flat 46 mph 0500 PM 01/18 6634
Miami Mountain 45 mph 0459 PM 01/18 4267
Smith Peak 36 mph 0516 PM 01/18 3871
Catheys Valley 35 mph 0527 PM 01/18 1233

... Merced County...
Castle air park 54 mph 0645 PM 01/18 187
Gustine Airport 45 mph 0629 PM 01/18 79
Pacheco Pass 44 mph 0356 PM 01/18 1493
Merced Airport 44 mph 0555 PM 01/18 153
Los Banos 41 mph 0540 PM 01/18 104
Atwater 40 mph 0731 PM 01/18 151
San Luis dam 39 mph 0702 PM 01/18 323
San Luis NWR 39 mph 0631 PM 01/18 65
Hwy 99 south of Legrand Rd 37 mph 0532 PM 01/18 201
San Luis Reservoir 37 mph 0642 PM 01/18 320
99 S of Mariposa way 35 mph 0712 PM 01/18 191
San Luis Reservoir 34 mph 0530 PM 01/18 264
Los Banos 34 mph 1009 PM 01/18 103
Santa Nella 32 mph 0700 PM 01/18 171

... Tulare County...
Bear Peak 54 mph 0810 PM 01/18 8228
shadequarter 30 mph 0655 PM 01/18 4340

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. Not all data listed are considered official.