January 17, 2021 - The National Weather Service Hanford Office reports northeast wind gusts near 60 mph are possible in the Mariposa, Madera, and northern Fresno County portions of the Sierra Nevada Monday night into Tuesday afternoon.
Damaging wind gusts may blow down trees and power lines.
High Wind Watch
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Hanford CA 340 AM PST Sun Jan 17 2021 Central Sierra Foothills-Central Sierra-North Kings River- Including the cities of Coarsegold, Oakhurst, Squaw Valley, Auberry, North Fork, Mariposa, Devils Postpile, Florence Lake, Lake Thomas Edison, Tuolumne Meadows, Bass Lake, Fish Camp, Wawona, Lake Wishon, Huntington Lake, and Shaver Lake 340 AM PST Sun Jan 17 2021 ...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING... * WHAT...Northeast winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 65 mph possible. * WHERE...Central Sierra Foothills, Central Sierra and North Kings River. * WHEN...From Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...This is a potentially strong Mono Wind Event. Please plan for strong winds. 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.Source: NWS