Wednesday, July 31, 2019

 

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TODAY’S WEATHER DISCUSSION AND FORECAST:


Good Morning.
..Today will be another nice day around the mountain. We will have mostly clear skies with only High clouds passing through from the Southeast. There will be only slight changes in our weather for the next few days. A Trough to our north will move towards the West Coast which will change the upper wind pattern from a South Easterly or Monsoonal flow, to a more South Westerly flow aloft. This will bring in drier air along with a few degrees of warming through the weekend. We will continue the afternoon breeze today and probably tomorrow. Any Thunderstorm activity will be to our East out toward the Colorado River area, and East from there. There may be a few Towering Cumulus clouds visible over the Lower Deserts today but nothing that will affect our local areas. We are on the Western edge of the current Monsoonal flow which should begin to move East later this afternoon.
..That’s it for now. *RC
..Thank you. RC @ www.lakegregoryweather.com


..As we head into Fire Season please use caution in all mountain areas. Also I will begin today posting the Fire Danger levels the WX Alerts page for a more in depth look at the local fire weather..(Website)


Yesterday’s High and Low temperatures were:
Crestline-87/69*, Twin Peaks-81/64*, Lk Arrowhead-86/66*, Running Springs-78/64*, Big Bear-83/48*, GVL-82/55*, San Berdo-104/64*, Wtrmn Cyn-93/60*.



..On the main page of the website, www.lakegregoryweather.com I have added two live webcam views, one of Lake Gregory pointing North, and the other facing Southeast toward Waterman canyon. These are very helpful for the drive up and down the hill. If the camera view is gray, that means it’s foggy.


..Be sure to check out the other pages on the website for the Latest on El Nino, live webcams from around the area, live Radar, Satellite loops, Traffic conditions, along with live Weather conditions, and a live view of Lake Gregory from my weather station at the South side of the lake. Have a good Day! *RC

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

 

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TODAY’S WEATHER DISCUSSION AND FORECAST:


Good Morning.
..Running late today! Internet outage, Doctor appointments, Ehh!!
..So for today, we will start the day with clear skies. Later today as the Monsoonal Moisture moves into the Southeastern part of SoCal, we will see high clouds locally and possibly Towering Cumulus over the Lower Deserts and to the North and East of our local area. There will be a slight chance for Thunderstorms over the Eastern slopes of the San Bernardino Mountains today and Wednesday including the Big Bear area.
..The Western edge of the Monsoonal Moisture this morning, is directly over our area. So most of the moisture is from here, to the East. Therefore most of the activity from this Monsoonal surge will remain to our East today and tomorrow, then move Eastward again for the weekend. A Trough of low pressure will move toward the West Coast later in the week changing the upper air flow from the SE, Monsoon flow, to the SW, a drier air mass. This will also bringing a warming trend for the weekend ahead. The area of High pressure now over the New Mexico region will move over the Four Corners region for the weekend with the Trough Axis running more in a North/South orientation.
..For the Deserts, the Dew points are way up this morning into the 70*F range. While Big Bear and the mountain top has dewpoints in the 30*F or less, Blythe has at 70*F dewpoint so you can see the lower Deserts are much more humid also indicating where the Monsoon flow is.
..Temperatures will cool slightly over the next couple of days. Overnight temps will be a little cooler as well. Then Friday things will again heat up.
..The FIRE danger levels will be a little higher for the next few days due to the possibility of Dry Lightning activity.
..That’s it for now. *RC
..Thank you. RC @ www.lakegregoryweather.com


..As we head into Fire Season please use caution in all mountain areas. Also I will begin today posting the Fire Danger levels the WX Alerts page for a more in depth look at the local fire weather..(Website)


Yesterday’s High and Low temperatures were:
Crestline-86/72*, Twin Peaks-83/67*, Lk Arrowhead-86/69*, Running Springs-81/67*, Big Bear-86/49*, GVL-85/57*, San Berdo-103/63*, Wtrmn Cyn-91/59*.



..On the main page of the website, www.lakegregoryweather.com I have added two live webcam views, one of Lake Gregory pointing North, and the other facing Southeast toward Waterman canyon. These are very helpful for the drive up and down the hill. If the camera view is gray, that means it’s foggy.


..Be sure to check out the other pages on the website for the Latest on El Nino, live webcams from around the area, live Radar, Satellite loops, Traffic conditions, along with live Weather conditions, and a live view of Lake Gregory from my weather station at the South side of the lake. Have a good Day! *RC

Monday, July 29, 2019

 

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TODAY’S WEATHER DISCUSSION AND FORECAST:


Good Morning.
It stayed pretty warm overnight it was 75* at my location at 6am. Today we will continue to have mostly clear skies with some debris clouds from overnight Thunderstorms in the Sonoran Deserts of Mexico moving Northwest into SoCal later this morning.
..Yesterday afternoon and evening, the humidity levels rose rapidly making for very humid conditions locally. Fortunately, this morning most areas are back to more normal humidity levels.
..The upper level area of High pressure that has been over SoCal for the weekend, is beginning to weaken and move Eastward. This will draw Tropical Moisture back into the Eastern parts of SoCal raising humidity across the area for Tuesday and Wednesday. But temperatures should cool slightly at the same time due to a weak Trough to our North. We will be sandwiched in between the two, so Thunderstorm development will not be likely for our area. Most of that activity will be out toward the Colorado River and lower Deserts.
On the long range outlook, after a few days of cooler weather, another warm up is likely toward the weekend, as the High pressure over Texas and New Mexico strengthens and expands West.
..That’s it for now. *RC
..Thank you. RC @ www.lakegregoryweather.com


..As we head into Fire Season please use caution in all mountain areas. Also I will begin today posting the Fire Danger levels the WX Alerts page for a more in depth look at the local fire weather..(Website)


Yesterday’s High and Low temperatures were:
Crestline-93/69*, Twin Peaks-85/68*, Lk Arrowhead-91/71*, Running Springs-89/66*, Big Bear-84/51*, GVL-85/61*, San Berdo-106/64*, Wtrmn Cyn-95/61*.



..On the main page of the website, www.lakegregoryweather.com I have added two live webcam views, one of Lake Gregory pointing North, and the other facing Southeast toward Waterman canyon. These are very helpful for the drive up and down the hill. If the camera view is gray, that means it’s foggy.


..Be sure to check out the other pages on the website for the Latest on El Nino, live webcams from around the area, live Radar, Satellite loops, Traffic conditions, along with live Weather conditions, and a live view of Lake Gregory from my weather station at the South side of the lake. Have a good Day! *RC

Sunday, July 28, 2019

 

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TODAY’S WEATHER DISCUSSION AND FORECAST:


Good Morning.
This morning we have mostly clear skies across the area. High clouds will drift over later today from an overnight MCS that is dissipating over the Sonoran Desert and moving North West in the upper atmosphere. This will not bring any T-Storms to our area today.
..Locally, we will continue to have very warm daytime temperatures locally, as High pressure will be our main weather feature today through Wednesday.
..The area of High pressure over the West will slowly weaken over the next few days as a Pacific Trough moves toward the West Coast. This will aid in some cooling over the next few days by only few degrees total through Wednesday.
..Wednesday, as the area of High pressure weakens and relocates back to the four corners region, we will see a short term return of Monsoon Moisture into the Lower Deserts and maybe the Big Bear area. Then as it looks this morning, we will be in for a real Heat Wave beginning late next week.
..That’s it for now. *RC
..Thank you. RC @ www.lakegregoryweather.com


..As we head into Fire Season please use caution in all mountain areas. Also I will begin today posting the Fire Danger levels the WX Alerts page for a more in depth look at the local fire weather..(Website)


Yesterday’s High and Low temperatures were:
Crestline-92/61*, Twin Peaks-90/65*, Lk Arrowhead-89/70*, Running Springs-85/70*, Big Bear-85/47*, GVL-84/54*, San Berdo-107/68*, Wtrmn Cyn-95/62*.



..On the main page of the website, www.lakegregoryweather.com I have added two live webcam views, one of Lake Gregory pointing North, and the other facing Southeast toward Waterman canyon. These are very helpful for the drive up and down the hill. If the camera view is gray, that means it’s foggy.


..Be sure to check out the other pages on the website for the Latest on El Nino, live webcams from around the area, live Radar, Satellite loops, Traffic conditions, along with live Weather conditions, and a live view of Lake Gregory from my weather station at the South side of the lake. Have a good Day! *RC

Saturday, July 27, 2019

 

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TODAY’S WEATHER DISCUSSION AND FORECAST:


Good Morning.
..This morning we have clear skies across most all of SoCal with the exception of the immediate Coastline. A very weak pressure gradient between the Coast and the Desert is creating a weak onshore flow this morning.
High pressure will slowly make its way over SoCal today. This will bring in slightly warmer temperatures for Today, and Sunday. We will continue to have mostly clear skies with only occasional high clouds flowing through the upper atmosphere. There may be a few cumulus clouds form over the some of the local Ridges, but no Thunderstorms are expected for the next four days. The Monsoonal flow has shifted, and will not affect our area until around Wednesday of next week.
..A trough of Low pressure is developing off of the Pac-NW and will have a slight effect on our weather here for Monday and Tuesday. This will be the driving mechanism to push the area of High pressure, back to the Four Corners Region early next week.
.. High temperatures should peak tomorrow, then a slight cooling trend will begin for our area into next week.
..That’s it for now. *RC
..Thank you. RC @ www.lakegregoryweather.com


..As we head into Fire Season please use caution in all mountain areas. Also I will begin today posting the Fire Danger levels the WX Alerts page for a more in depth look at the local fire weather..(Website)


Yesterday’s High and Low temperatures were:
Crestline-87/60*, Twin Peaks-82/65*, Lk Arrowhead-85/64*, Running Springs-83/65*, Big Bear-80/47*, GVL-80/52*, San Berdo-105/68*, Wtrmn Cyn-92/65*.



..On the main page of the website, www.lakegregoryweather.com I have added two live webcam views, one of Lake Gregory pointing North, and the other facing Southeast toward Waterman canyon. These are very helpful for the drive up and down the hill. If the camera view is gray, that means it’s foggy.


..Be sure to check out the other pages on the website for the Latest on El Nino, live webcams from around the area, live Radar, Satellite loops, Traffic conditions, along with live Weather conditions, and a live view of Lake Gregory from my weather station at the South side of the lake. Have a good Day! *RC

Friday, July 26, 2019

 

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TODAY’S WEATHER DISCUSSION AND FORECAST:


Good Morning.
..This morning we have clear skies across the area. The San Bernardino Valley is clear as well.
..Today we begin a change in the weather pattern as an area of High pressure that has been drawing Subtropical Moisture into the Region begins to move West. As the High moves West, this should close the door on the flow of Monsoonal Moisture into SoCal for the next few days. As a result, temperatures will rise by a few degrees over the next couple of days, the air will become drier, and the surface winds will switch to a typical Southwesterly flow.
..There will be a lesser chance for storm development today over the Big Bear and over the Lower Desert regions as the air dries out. Clouds will be likely again today but there will very little chance for any measurable moisture.
..By tomorrow, the area of High pressure will be centered over SoCal. Local temperatures will be in the upper 80s, to low 90s in the warmer areas, of the mountain. The Valley will be in the upper 90s to low 100’s through Monday, at least.
..Then on Tuesday, the area of High pressure looks like it will retrograde back to the four Corners States which will likely bring a return of Monsoonal Moisture back into SoCal through Friday of next week.
..That’s it for now. Be sure to check on my Facebook page “Lake Gregory Weather Group” for ongoing storm updates including local Radar, as needed. *RC
..Thank you. RC @ www.lakegregoryweather.com


..As we head into Fire Season please use caution in all mountain areas. Also I will begin today posting the Fire Danger levels the WX Alerts page for a more in depth look at the local fire weather..(Website)


Yesterday’s High and Low temperatures were:
Crestline-86/61*-.04, Twin Peaks-78/61*.01, Lk Arrowhead-84/65*, Running Springs-77/64*, Big Bear-71/50*-.36″, GVL-74/46*.01″, San Berdo-103/69*, Wtrmn Cyn-87/63*.20″.



..On the main page of the website, www.lakegregoryweather.com I have added two live webcam views, one of Lake Gregory pointing North, and the other facing Southeast toward Waterman canyon. These are very helpful for the drive up and down the hill. If the camera view is gray, that means it’s foggy.


..Be sure to check out the other pages on the website for the Latest on El Nino, live webcams from around the area, live Radar, Satellite loops, Traffic conditions, along with live Weather conditions, and a live view of Lake Gregory from my weather station at the South side of the lake. Have a good Day! *RC

Thursday, July 25, 2019

 

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TODAY’S WEATHER DISCUSSION AND FORECAST:


Good Morning.
..Today we have cloudy skies and light rain in the Big Bear area.
..Yesterday’s storms brough brief heavy showers to some areas mostly over the Eastern side of the mountains. There were lots of Lightning strikes and one confirmed lightning strike fire on Onyx Summit. I had heard from local sources of several other non confirmed reports of Lightning strikes causing smoldering spots but no additional fires reported.
However, the rain that accompanied the storms doused any hot spots there.
..Today we will have periods of clouds and a continued chance for Thunderstorms across the Mountains, Deserts and possibly in the Riverside and Lake Elsinore areas as well. The reason I mentioned Lake Elsinore, is that’s where we typically get Thunderstorms from in the Crestline and Lake Arrowhead areas as they migrate in a more Northerly direction. Anyway, This morning we will have a chance for a light rain shower as the current ban of clouds moves through the area. Currently, there are some storms building to our East that will be worth watching today as the day wears on.
..The area of High pressure that has been over the Four Corners States for the last few days will move toward SoCal for the weekend. This should bring in drier air, less chances for T-Storms to the mountains, and warmer temperatures through Monday.
..That’s it for now. Be sure to check on my Facebook page “Lake Gregory Weather Group” for ongoing storm updates including local Radar, as needed. *RC
..Thank you. RC @ www.lakegregoryweather.com


..As we head into Fire Season please use caution in all mountain areas. Also I will begin today posting the Fire Danger levels on the bottom of this page.
You can also check the wx alerts page for a more in depth look at the local fire weather..(Website)


Yesterday’s High and Low temperatures were:
Crestline-89/69*, Twin Peaks-87/67*, Lk Arrowhead-86/69*, Running Springs-81/65*.17″, Big Bear-77/58*-.45″, GVL-79/60*, San Berdo-110/76*, Wtrmn Cyn-96/67*.



..On the main page of the website, www.lakegregoryweather.com I have added two live webcam views, one of Lake Gregory pointing North, and the other facing Southeast toward Waterman canyon. These are very helpful for the drive up and down the hill. If the camera view is gray, that means it’s foggy.


..Be sure to check out the other pages on the website for the Latest on El Nino, live webcams from around the area, live Radar, Satellite loops, Traffic conditions, along with live Weather conditions, and a live view of Lake Gregory from my weather station at the South side of the lake. Have a good Day! *RC

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

 

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Flash Flood Warning
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BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning National Weather Service Las Vegas NV 1037 AM PDT Wed Jul 24 2019

The National Weather Service in Las Vegas has issued a
* Flash Flood Warning for North central San Bernardino County in southern California…
Southern Clark County in southern Nevada…
* Until 130 PM PD.
* At 1035 AM PDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to one inch of rain has
already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include, Cima Road, Mountain Pass, Nipton Road and the town of Nipton And
Ivanpah Roads. This includes Interstate 15 in California between mile markers 162 and 184.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.


TODAY’S WEATHER DISCUSSION AND FORECAST:


Good Morning.
..Today we will start the day with clear skies. However, we should see more widespread Thunderstorms developing for the afternoon hours again today. The area of High pressure that has brought the current round of storms is bobbeling around a little but it looks like we should be in good position today, and possibly tonight, for T-Storm activity, locally.
..Yesterday strong storms developed late in the day over the Riverside and Lower Desert areas. This did bring a few Thunderstorms to the Big Bear and the surrounding areas late in the afternoon. I was in the San Bernardino area and not only was it 105* at 5pm there were Towering Cumulus all across the IE. It looked like most of the activity was a little East of SB toward Banning and 29 Palms. Brian Broadie reported from the Palm Springs area that there had been Lightning and some rain out that way. Thank you Brian for that report.
..Currently we are in a clear spot with no clouds, but it looks like that will change soon. An area of Clouds now over the Imperial Valley and stretching South from there will be moving this way later today. This should bring us a chance for some light rain along with a few Thunderstorms for this afternoon. Big Bear and the surrounding areas should have a good chance for more thunderstorms today into the later afternoon hours, then again tomorrow.
..The Elsonoir Convergence Zone will be the area to watch today.
..All of this will begin to move out of the area by Friday. Drier weather and warmer temperatures will be the forecast for the weekend. The threat of T-Storms will be minimal over the weekend.
..That’s it for now. Be sure to check on my Facebook page “Lake Gregory Weather Group” for ongoing storm updates including local Radar, as needed. *RC
..Thank you. RC @ www.lakegregoryweather.com


..As we head into Fire Season please use caution in all mountain areas. Also I will begin today posting the Fire Danger levels on the bottom of this page.
You can also check the wx alerts page for a more in depth look at the local fire weather..(Website)


Yesterday’s High and Low temperatures were:
Crestline-89/62*, Twin Peaks-82/68*, Lk Arrowhead-86/67*, Running Springs-79/65*.01″, Big Bear-78/51*-.09″, GVL-78/55*.01″, San Berdo-109/73*, Wtrmn Cyn-93/66*.



..On the main page of the website, www.lakegregoryweather.com I have added two live webcam views, one of Lake Gregory pointing North, and the other facing Southeast toward Waterman canyon. These are very helpful for the drive up and down the hill. If the camera view is gray, that means it’s foggy.


..Be sure to check out the other pages on the website for the Latest on El Nino, live webcams from around the area, live Radar, Satellite loops, Traffic conditions, along with live Weather conditions, and a live view of Lake Gregory from my weather station at the South side of the lake. Have a good Day! *RC

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

 

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TODAY’S WEATHER DISCUSSION AND FORECAST:


Good Morning.
.. As always, when the Monsoon moves into SoCal things get interesting! Yesterday the Lower Deserts and parts of Big Bear had Lightning and some rain. Shay Meadows reported .48″ of rain yesterday afternoon, Fawnskin had .04, and toward the San Diego area there were reports of up to .64″. There were also a couple of Fires reported on the backside of Big Bear yesterday but I don’t know if they were related to the Lightning.
.. Arrowhead, Running Springs, and Crestline, all missed out on the activities.
..Today we start the day with light rain across all of the Mountain Region. This is from overnight storms to the South and East (Sonoran Desert) of our area that have wound down overnight. We will likely continue to have light showers on and off throughout the day, with a chance for afternoon T-Storms if we get some clearing to provide the heat needed to prompt development of T-Storms.
..Currently, there are lots of clouds moving this way from the Sonoran Desert and Baja California. The PWAT levels are running from 1.25″ over Crestline to 1.50″ over the Big Bear areas and higher out over the Lower Deserts. So there is plenty of moisture in the atmosphere to support more showers today.
..The area of High pressure that has been responsible for the Monsoonal flow will remain over the Four Corners States until Wednesday afternoon. This will keep the moist flow of air into the Region. Then by late afternoon Wednesday, the area of High pressure will begin to shift West cutting off the Monsoonal flow to our area. As the High moves West, we will begin to dry out and see daytime temperatures rise across all of SoCal. By Friday, the High will be situated over SoCal and remain stationary for several days. By midweek next week, the High will retrograde back to the Four Corners Region and the Monsoonal flow will return.
..That’s it for now. Be sure to check on my Facebook page “Lake Gregory Weather Group” for ongoing storm updates including local Radar, as needed. *RC
..Thank you. RC @ www.lakegregoryweather.com


..As we head into Fire Season please use caution in all mountain areas. Also I will begin today posting the Fire Danger levels on the bottom of this page.
You can also check the wx alerts page for a more in depth look at the local fire weather..(Website)


Yesterday’s High and Low temperatures were:
Crestline-89/67*, Twin Peaks-88/66*, Lk Arrowhead-87/64*, Running Springs-84/64*, Big Bear-81/58*-.48″, GVL-83/60*.01″, San Berdo-104/76*, Wtrmn Cyn-91/69*.



..On the main page of the website, www.lakegregoryweather.com I have added two live webcam views, one of Lake Gregory pointing North, and the other facing Southeast toward Waterman canyon. These are very helpful for the drive up and down the hill. If the camera view is gray, that means it’s foggy.


..Be sure to check out the other pages on the website for the Latest on El Nino, live webcams from around the area, live Radar, Satellite loops, Traffic conditions, along with live Weather conditions, and a live view of Lake Gregory from my weather station at the South side of the lake. Have a good Day! *RC

Monday, July 22, 2019

 

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TODAY’S WEATHER DISCUSSION AND FORECAST:


Good Morning.
..This morning we have an upper level cloud mass moving into the area from the Southeast. This is from a Thunderstorm complex that was over NW Mexico earlier this morning. While most of the energy has dissipated from this, there will be a chance for more Thunderstorms to redevelop from this later today over the local mountains. Tropical Moisture will begin flowing into the lower Desert and Eastern slopes of the local mountains today. Precipital moisture (PWAT), will be rising to around 1.75″ over the next couple days in the Big Bear area as well as in the lower Deserts. This will add the possibility of Flash Flooding in and around areas where T-Storms develop. So be aware of your surroundings and stay clear of water run off areas.
..For the next 4 days, we will have partly to mostly cloudy skies especially in the afternoon hours when T-Storms are most likely to develop. Temperatures will be in the 80s for most of the area with higher humidity levels so it will feel warmer than it is.
..An upper level area of High pressure is now situated over the Four Corners region. The circulation around that High will bring Tropical Moisture into the area through Thursday as it looks this morning. Then by Friday, the area of High pressure will likely move West and sit over SoCal for a few days. This will add heat to the area with temperatures warming up further for the weekend. However, the humidity and chance for T-Storms will leave the area so even though temperatures should be warmer, there will be less humidity so it won’t be so muggy.
..As always, be careful with any type of outdoor fire and make sure your outdoor pets have plenty of shade and water. That’s it for now. RC*
.. Be sure to check on the Lake Gregory Weather Group, facebook page, for any radar loops or storm updates as needed.
Thank you. RC @ www.lakegregoryweather.com


..As we head into Fire Season please use caution in all mountain areas. Also I will begin today posting the Fire Danger levels on the bottom of this page.
You can also check the wx alerts page for a more in depth look at the local fire weather..(Website)


Yesterday’s High and Low temperatures were:
Crestline-86/66*, Twin Peaks-83/67*, Lk Arrowhead-86/70*, Running Springs-82/66*, Big Bear-84/48*, GVL-85/60*, San Berdo-104/63*, Wtrmn Cyn-93/61*.



..On the main page of the website, www.lakegregoryweather.com I have added two live webcam views, one of Lake Gregory pointing North, and the other facing Southeast toward Waterman canyon. These are very helpful for the drive up and down the hill. If the camera view is gray, that means it’s foggy.


..Be sure to check out the other pages on the website for the Latest on El Nino, live webcams from around the area, live Radar, Satellite loops, Traffic conditions, along with live Weather conditions, and a live view of Lake Gregory from my weather station at the South side of the lake. Have a good Day! *RC