046  
WWUS76 KHNX 052017  
NPWHNX  
 
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA  
1217 PM PST SAT DEC 5 2020  
 
CAZ192-060430-  
/O.NEW.KHNX.HW.A.0003.201207T0600Z-201208T0600Z/  
CENTRAL SIERRA-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF DEVILS POSTPILE, FLORENCE LAKE,  
LAKE THOMAS EDISON, TUOLUMNE MEADOWS, BASS LAKE, FISH CAMP,  
AND WAWONA  
1217 PM PST SAT DEC 5 2020  
 
...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY  
EVENING...  
 
* WHAT...NORTHEAST WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 70 MPH  
POSSIBLE.  
 
* WHERE...CENTRAL SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON NP.  
THE STRONGEST GUSTS ARE EXPECTED IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS NEAR  
THE CREST.  
 
* WHEN...FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. THE STRONGEST  
GUSTS ARE EXPECTED DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS ON MONDAY  
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.  
 
* IMPACTS...DAMAGING WINDS COULD BLOW DOWN TREES AND POWER  
LINES. WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE. TRAVEL COULD BE  
DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND WARNINGS FOR UPDATES ON THIS  
SITUATION. FASTEN LOOSE OBJECTS OR SHELTER OBJECTS IN A SAFE  
LOCATION PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF WINDS.  
 

 
 

 
 
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