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Wind Advisory Issued for Yosemite National Park Until Sunday Evening – Wind Gusts Up to 55 MPH

Article Republished By Javier Troconis

May 8, 2022 – The National Weather Service Hanford Office reports a Wind Advisory is in effect for Yosemite National Park until 11:00 P.M. this evening.

The most intense wind gusts are expected above 8,000 feet.

Strong wind gusts may topple trees, especially those that are dead or weakened by drought or fire.


  click for more...',CAPTION,' ');return true;" onmouseout="nd();return true;" href="https://www.weather.gov/glossary/index.php?word=AREA+FORECAST+DISCUSSION">Area Forecast Discussion 
  click for more...',CAPTION,' ');return true;" onmouseout="nd();return true;" href="https://www.weather.gov/glossary/index.php?word=NATIONAL+WEATHER+SERVICE">National Weather Service Hanford CA 
  321 AM PDT Sun May 8 2022 
   
   
  .SYNOPSIS... 
  The district will experience well below average temperatures 
  through Wednesday along with chances of click for more...',CAPTION,' ');return true;" onmouseout="nd();return true;" href="https://www.weather.gov/glossary/index.php?word=PRECIPITATION">precipitation in the  
  Sierra each day. Periods of very strong winds will occur in the  
  Kern County mountains and desert, and higher elevations of the  
  Sierra through Monday. Dry weather will return on Thursday with 
  a warming trend expected to increase temperatures into the 90s  
  across the San Joaquin Valley next weekend. 
   
  && 
   
  .DISCUSSION... 
  Cool and breezy conditions prevail across the San Joaquin Valley  
  tonight with 24 hour trends indicating temperatures are around 
  10 degrees lower than this time last night. Stronger wind gusts 
  are occurring in the Kern County mountains and into the desert.  
  The cause is a strong onshore pressure click for more...',CAPTION,' ');return true;" onmouseout="nd();return true;" href="https://www.weather.gov/glossary/index.php?word=GRADIENT">gradient that is holding at 
  around 17mb from SFO-LAS for the last few hours. The click for more...',CAPTION,' ');return true;" onmouseout="nd();return true;" href="https://www.weather.gov/glossary/index.php?word=GRADIENT">gradient is 
  expected to tighten a bit more today as additional energy deepens 
  the click for more...',CAPTION,' ');return true;" onmouseout="nd();return true;" href="https://www.weather.gov/glossary/index.php?word=TROUGH">trough over the region. A click for more...',CAPTION,' ');return true;" onmouseout="nd();return true;" href="https://www.weather.gov/glossary/index.php?word=HIGH+WIND+WARNING">High Wind Warning is now in effect 
  for the Mojave Desert Slopes and the Indian Wells Valley through 
  9 AM Monday with gusts up to 75 mph expected. A click for more...',CAPTION,' ');return true;" onmouseout="nd();return true;" href="https://www.weather.gov/glossary/index.php?word=WIND+ADVISORY">Wind Advisory is 
  still in effect for the remainder of the desert in Kern County as 
  well as the southern end of the Sierra and the Tehachapi Mountains 
  through 9 AM Monday. There also is a click for more...',CAPTION,' ');return true;" onmouseout="nd();return true;" href="https://www.weather.gov/glossary/index.php?word=WIND+ADVISORY">Wind Advisory for Yosemite NP 
  outside of the valley from 7 AM this morning to 11 PM this evening. 
  Further cooling will result in temperatures around 70 degrees for 
  most of the SJ Valley today, around 10 to 12 degrees below average 
  for this time of year. Hi-res models show some light click for more...',CAPTION,' ');return true;" onmouseout="nd();return true;" href="https://www.weather.gov/glossary/index.php?word=PRECIPITATION">precipitation 
  possible over the Sierra this afternoon and evening, mainly around 
  Yosemite NP but as far south as Kings Canyon NP. Rainfall amounts 
  up to one quarter of an inch are possible around Yosemite NP with 
  1 to 3 inches of snow possible above 5000 feet. 
   
  The click for more...',CAPTION,' ');return true;" onmouseout="nd();return true;" href="https://www.weather.gov/glossary/index.php?word=TROUGH">trough will deepen further over the west on Monday resulting 
  in a little more cooling. Maximum temperatures are forecast to be 
  around 15 degrees below average on Monday and Tuesday with highs 
  only in the middle to upper 60s across the SJ Valley. Winds will 
  remain breezy with moderately strong gusts in the Kern mountains 
  and desert. There is a slight chance for light click for more...',CAPTION,' ');return true;" onmouseout="nd();return true;" href="https://www.weather.gov/glossary/index.php?word=PRECIPITATION">precipitation for 
  the Yosemite NP area on Monday then a better chance develops on 
  Tuesday and Wednesday from Yosemite to Sequoia NP. 
   
  click for more...',CAPTION,' ');return true;" onmouseout="nd();return true;" href="https://www.weather.gov/glossary/index.php?word=ENSEMBLES">Ensembles show good agreement with the click for more...',CAPTION,' ');return true;" onmouseout="nd();return true;" href="https://www.weather.gov/glossary/index.php?word=TROUGH">trough finally exiting to 
  the east on Thursday with high pressure click for more...',CAPTION,' ');return true;" onmouseout="nd();return true;" href="https://www.weather.gov/glossary/index.php?word=PROGGED">progged to build in from 
  the Pacific. Dry weather, lighter winds, and a warming trend are 
  forecast from Thursday through next weekend. High temperatures  
  are forecast to be back near normal by Friday then above normal  
  next weekend. 
   
  && 
   
  .AVIATION... 
  Strong surface winds over 35 knots across the Sierra Nevada and 
  the Kern County mountains and desert during the next 24 hours.  
  Otherwise, click for more...',CAPTION,' ');return true;" onmouseout="nd();return true;" href="https://www.weather.gov/glossary/index.php?word=VFR">VFR conditions will prevail throughout the Central CA  
  Interior for at least the next 24 hours. 
   
  && 
   
  .AIR QUALITY ISSUES... 
  None. 

Source: NWS

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