The Weather Service is updating forecast precipitation totals for the weather system Sunday through Monday for the Central Valley, foothills and Sierra Nevada — Yosemite Valley could see up to 3 inches of snow

Weather History129

Estimated Rainfall for Mariposa 0.10″ – 0.25″

Expected Rainfall for Oakhurst 0.10“-0.25”

Expected rainfall for Yosemite Valley 0.10“-0.25”
Yosemite Valley today: Chance of snow, mainly after noon. Increasing cloudiness with a high near 37. Wind chill readings as low as 17. West winds 5 to 10 mph becoming weak and variable. Winds could get up to 15 km/h. The chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daily snow accumulation from 1 to 3 inches possible.

January 29, 2023 – The National Weather Service Hanford Office is reporting a storm system will hit central California this afternoon through Monday, resulting in a chance of rain in the San Joaquin Valley and light snowfall in the Sierra Nevada and adjacent foothills.

Most of this precipitation falls this afternoon and tonight.

Territory Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Hanford CA
1243pm PST Sunday, January 29, 2023

There is a chance of rain and light in the San Joaquin Valley
Snow in the Sierra Nevada and adjacent foothills this afternoon
into Monday. Snow showers are possible over Kern County Mountain
passes tonight and Monday. temperatures are below freezing
conceivable in the San Joaquin Valley every night and early
morning from late Monday night to Thursday morning.


A low pressure trough will move south to north
California today. A cyclone aloft should develop in the base
this valley tonight as it passes through the service area. the
The upper depression will pivot east on Monday. As a
As a result, there is a chance of rain in the San Joaquin Valley and the San Joaquin Valley
light snowfall in the Sierra Nevada and its adjacent foothills
afternoon into Monday. Rainfall, in any quantity, in the San Joaquin
The valley will generally be less than a tenth of an inch. snow
Levels in the Sierra Nevada foothills start at around 3,000
feet this afternoon before dropping to about 2,000 feet tonight.
Snow amounts are an inch or less from 2,000 feet to 3,000 feet
feet. Snow accumulations will be one to three inches starting at 3,000
feet to 4,000 feet. Snow amounts range from three to five inches
over 4,000 feet.

Snow showers are possible above 2,500 feet along Interstate 5
Tejon Pass and along Highway 58 over the Tehachapi Pass tonight and
Monday. The best snowfall probability is from 10
PM PST tonight through 10am PST Monday morning. An inch or two
Snowfall conceivable, which could lead to travel delays and/or
road closures. If you must travel, allow enough time to reach
Your aim.

A high-pressure ridge will move eastward across the east
Pacific Ocean Monday evening and Tuesday. This ridge from high
Pressure should land over the west coast of the United States
States Tuesday night. The high pressure crest should strengthen as
It heads east through the western United States on Wednesday
until Thursday. The back end could be a low pressure trough
Cut in the northern part of the forecast area Thursday evening
Friday. This is a low probability, low impact scenario. A freeze
The San Joaquin Valley has a watch every night and morning
Tomorrow from late Monday evening to Thursday morning due to the
Possibility of freezing temperatures. Here are probabilities
of minimum temperatures of 32 degrees or less for locations in
the San Joaquin Valley on Tuesday, January 31, 2023:

Mercedes – 84%
Madeira – 79%
Hanford – 69%
Lemoore – 69%
Visalia – 64%
Porterville – 64%
Reedley – 64%
Delano – 59%
Fresno – 54%


MVFR visibilities with local IFR visibilities are likely in the
San Joaquin Valley this morning due to fog. MVFR conditions are
possible in and near showers this afternoon and tonight.


On Sunday, January 29, 2023, Fireplace/Wood stove burning status
is: no burning unless registered in Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera,
Merced and Tulare counties. Not recommended for firing in Kern (Greater
Frazier Park Area) and Sequoia National Park and Forest.


The safety level for days 1 and 2 is medium.
The safety level for days 3 to 7 is medium.

Security levels include low, medium, and high. please visit for more information
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Wind recommendation through 4pm PST this afternoon for CAZ337>339.

Freeze Watch from late Monday evening through Thursday morning for

Winter weather advisory from 3:00 p.m. this afternoon to 12:00 p.m. PST
Monday for CAZ334-335.
Source: NWS