HIGH WIND WARNING

FRESNO, Calif.

HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM PST FRIDAY... A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM PST FRIDAY FOR THE FOOTHILLS AND HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON.

* WINDS: NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS OF 20 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH. LOCALIZED GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 75 MPH ARE POSSIBLE OVER RIDGES AND THROUGH WIND FAVORED CANYONS.

* TIMING: THE PERIOD OF STRONGEST WIND IS LIKELY BETWEEN 4 AM PST THURSDAY AND 11 AM PST. ALTHOUGH WINDS DECREASE SLIGHTLY THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THEY WILL REMAIN LOCALLY STRONG AND GUSTY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: SHAVER LAKE... YOSEMITE VALLEY... MARIPOSA... OAKHURST.

* IMPACTS: THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR VERY STRONG DAMAGING WINDS WITH DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES. DURFEE

Target Area: Mariposa, Madera, and Fresno County Foothills; Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon

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