Winter Storm Warning

KFSN Arctic low pressure and a strong pacific jet stream will drive another storm into the region this afternoon and tonight.

Wind and snow will increase again later this morning. Snow will be heavy at times by this afternoon.

Colder air aloft will result in more showery precipitation over the Sierra.

Strong winds will continue along the crest with severe blowing and drifting snow and local whiteout conditions through mid day Sunday.

Snow will continue, heavy at times, today through Sunday morning.

Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 4 feet are likely above 7,000 feet through Sunday morning. Snow levels will be around 4,500 to 5,000 feet. The arrival of colder air later tonight will bring snow levels down to 3,500 to 4,000 feet by Sunday morning.

In addition to the snow strong southwest winds will affect the higher elevations until midday Sunday and create considerable blowing and drifting snow with local whiteout conditions.

Local wind gusts of 80 mph or higher will occur along the sierra crest through Sunday morning.

A winter storm warning means significant amounts of snow are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

Persons should curtail their travel plans through the weekend if their destination includes the mountains and national parks. Many roads leading into the higher elevations will either be closed or require chains during this time.

Sand Bag Information

City of Fresno
*Call for times of operation
City Corporation Yard
2101 G. Street
*10 bag maximum

City of Clovis
Must be a Clovis resident
Clovis city corporation yard
155 N. Sunnyside
*10 bag maximum
*bags are pre-made

Fresno County
Must be a Fresno County resident

Sanger Yard: 9525 E. Olive, Sanger (24 hours) Located on the south side of Olive, 3/10 mile west of McCall. (559) 252-1071

Del Rey Yard: 3633 S. Del Rey, Del Rey (8:00 – 4:30) (Del Rey between North & Central) (559) 875-6120

Reedley Yard: 17626 E. Manning, Reedley (8:00 – 4:30) Manning east of Lac Jac. (559) 638-3328

Biola Yard 12855 "G" St., Biola (24 hours) Located on the southeast corner of "G" St. and 2nd St. (559) 843-2474

Tranquility Yard: 25411 W. Silveira (24 hours) Located in Tranquility on west side of Denver & Lincoln. (559) 698-7278

Caruthers Yard: 2544 W. Mt. View, Caruthers (8:00 – 4:30) Located on the north side of Mt. View and Henderson (559) 864-3172

Firebaugh Yard: 38835 W. Nees, Firebaugh (8:00 – 4:30) Located at Douglas & Nees. (559) 659-2323

Coalinga Yard: 779 E. Polk, Coalinga (8:00 – 4:30) Located on Polk, east of School Rd. (559) 935-3034

*No bag maximum
* Residents need to bring a shovel

City of Visalia
City Corporation Yard
309 N. Cain
*15 bad maximum
Sand and sandbags will also be available Thursday through Monday in the parking lots of the following Visalia fire stations:
Fire Station #51: 309 S. Johnson St.
Fire Station #53: 9500 Airport Drive.
Fire Station #54: 440 W. Ferguson St.
Residents are asked to bring their own shovels
713-4266 during regular business hours
734-8116 after 5 p.m. weekdays and on weekends.

City of Tulare
Sand bags are available at all 3 fire stations
Station # 1 800 S. Blackstone
Station # 2 138 N. E Street
Station # 3 2900 N. M Street

Tulare County

City of Merced
(209) 385-6891
Central Fire Station at 99 E. 16th Street for the bags.
The Fire Department will determine their necessity and quantity of bags to issue. People must then go to one of the many sand locations around town to fill up the bags. Sand locations:
1. Loughborough Dr. & R St
2. Parsons Ave & Brookdale Dr.
3. Parsons Ave & Oregon Dr
4. 200 block of W. 15th St
5. Cooper Ave & N. Highway 59
6. W.N. Bear Creek & Shadow Brook Dr.
7. E. Santa Fe & Green St
8. East Side of Mansionette
9. Campus Dr. & Line Dr
10. W. 24th & K St
* Need to bring a shovel
* 12-15 bag maximum

Merced County
(209) 385-7601
Any fire station or County corporation yard

City of Madera
Bring your own shovel
Sandbag Site:
Public Works Corp. Yard 1030 S. Gateway, Madera
Sand only Sites:
1. Towne and County Park: Howard Rd. (Howard/Schnoor) Madera
2. Rotary Park: N. Gateway Drive (Cleveland/N. Gateway Madera
3. Clinton and Tozar (Across from Millview School) Vacant field - SE Corner
4. City Stockyard (Across RR tracks from Public Works Yard on E Street

City of Chowchilla
Sand and Sandbags:
Public Works Corp. Yard
360 N. 1st Street
M-F 9-4pm
Afterhours/Weekends call Chowchilla PD at 665-8600

Madera County
Bring your own shovels
Fire Station #3 25950 Avenue 18 ½, Madera
Fire Station #19 35141 Bonadelle Ave, Madera
Fire Station #12 49015 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst
Sand only Sites:
1. Maywood Center Avenue 12 Madera Ranchos
2. Road 221 and Road 200 North Fork
3. Bass Lake Sewer Plant Road 274 Bass Lake
4. Next to Madera County Animal Shelter 14269 Rd. 28
5. Oakhurst Transfer Station (W of SR 41) Victoria Lane
6. Ponding Basin Avenue 24 / Road 19, Chowchilla

Mariposa County
(209) 966 4330 Daytime
(209) 966-3615 Nighttime
Public Works Department
4639 Ben Hurr and Hwy 49
* Bring their own bags
* Bring their own shovel

Kings County
582-3211 ext. 2720
Road Yard on 11th Ave & Houston (Hanford)
People should bring their own shovels

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