High Wind Warning in effect for portions of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Mariposa, Madera and Fresno counties through 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 22

Details Last updated: Saturday, January 22, 2022 6:07 AM Published: Saturday, January 22, 2022 6:07 AM

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January 22, 2022 — The National Weather Service Hanford Office reports that a high wind warning for portions of the Sierra Nevada in Mariposa, Madera and Fresno counties will remain in effect through 12:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

A high wind warning means that a dangerous high wind event is expected. Devastating gusts of wind knock down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Traveling will be dangerous, especially for high profile vehicles.

Strong wind warning

URGENT – WEATHER REPORT National Weather Service Hanford CA 249 p.m. PST Sat Jan 22, 2022 Yosemite NP outside valley – Upper San Joaquin River – including the towns of Tuolumne Meadows, Wawona, Devils Postpile, Florence Lake and Lake Thomas Edison 249 p.m. PST Sat, Jan 22, 2022 …STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT TILL NOON PST TONIGHT … * WHAT … Easterly winds 35 to 45 mph gusting up to 75 mph. * WHERE … Yosemite NP outside of Valley and Upper San Joaquin River. * WHEN… by noon PST Saturday. * IMPACT… Destructive winds blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Traveling will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS… Avoid wooded areas as harmful gusts of wind will topple trees and branches. Stay away from power lines. Secure outdoor objects. PRECAUTIONS/PREPARATION… People should avoid being outdoors in wooded areas and near trees and branches. If possible, stay on the lower floors of your house

Source: NWS

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