Good afternoon,

As we shared yesterday evening, we’re actively working on storm preparedness in the parks, but Clay and our team is also concerned for what impacts may look like in our local communities. We are sharing today’s forecast from the local Hanford National Weather Service to help keep you informed, and hope you join us in getting prepared for what could be a bigger storm than what we saw in January, which had severe impacts to bridges and access. [See image below.]

Interested in learning about how these recent high-flow events on the Kaweah River compare to others in recent history? A new web article was just published by our colleague Linda Mutch on our website that compares high-flow events on the Main Fork of Kaweah from 1997 to 2023.

Read it here:


Below are some resources we’ve shared with employees that may be useful to you all:

Tulare County Emergency Site:

Emergencies – Emergencies (

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Current Conditions: 

Current Conditions – Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (U.S. National Park Service) (


We’ll be in touch with park updates as the storm unfolds. 

Stay safe,
Your NPS neighbor
Sintia C. Kawasaki-Yee | She, Her, Ella
Chief of Communications and Management Support
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Department of the Interior, Region 10
47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271
Office: 559-565-3131 | Mobile: 559-679-2866 | Main Park Line: 559-565-3341 

[SOURCE: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks]