Friday, December 04, 2020

 

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TODAY’S WEATHER DISCUSSION AND FORECAST:

 

..Good Morning.
..Today the winds will finally die out. There will still be some gusty winds in the passes and in the Canyons along the front country as well as along some of the local Ridges, this is why we will still be under a RED FLAG WARNING through tomorrow. Temperatures will slowly start up by a warm up a few degrees, but nothing substantial. Humidity levels will still be low across most of the area.
..The area of high pressure in the Great Basin that has been the driving force behind the winds, will weaken today and begin to move East throughout the weekend.
..Monday a kink in the Jet stream will spawn a Cut Off Low that will move North to South, through SoCal, Monday and Tuesday. This Cut Off Low will pause off of Northern Baja late Monday.
.. At this time, there is very little moisture associated with this Low so I don’t expect to see any rain from this area of Low pressure. However, we will see an increase in mid and upper level clouds beginning Monday as the low moves through the region. The down side of this is, as the low sets up off Baja, we will be on the back side of the circulation where the North East winds reside.
..So for Monday and Tuesday, another period of Santa Ana winds can be expected.
..Now for the good news. After the Cut Off Low moves East starting Wednesday, we will finally return to an onshore flow helping to moisten the atmosphere and maybe even see some morning Fog in the lowlands by the end of the work week, next week.
..This is good news to all the firefighters out here that are worn out from a long fire season. I still don’t see any chance for rain locally, but I’m hoping for a pattern change soon.

..FOR FIRE WEATHER UPDATES HERE
..Thanks for joining me @ lakegregoryweather.com
..As always, be safe, and please wear you mask if you go out. If not for you, wear it for the others around you that may have a weak immune system or just out of respect for others.
..Be sure to add this website to your favorites.( www.lakegregoryweather.com ) The live webcams on the webcam page, and real time weather center on the main page can be a big help if you are off the hill and want to know what is going on here.
..That’s it for this morning.*RC


Yesterday’s’ High and Low temperatures were:

Crestline-47/31*, Playground Dr-43/35*, Cdr-Pines Park-46/34*, Twin-Peaks-45/36*, Rim Forest-43/35*, Lake Arrowhead Village-50/29*, Arrowhead Villas-44/33*, Heaps Peak-42/34*, Running Springs-49/35*, Crab Flats-GVL-46/36*, Big Bear-42/18*, Upper Waterman Canyon-58/47*, San Berdo-71/43*, Arrowhead Springs-65/48*, Devore Heights-62/50*, Cajon Lookout-56/42*-NE-25-30mph.


 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

 

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TODAY’S WEATHER DISCUSSION AND FORECAST:

..Good Morning.
..A beautiful morning across the mountain. Temperatures will be warming up into the 60s for most areas, with clear skies today. We will have Light and variable winds today..
This will be the forecast for tomorrow as well with another nice day in store. The Coastal areas and possibly into the IE will see morning Fog return tomorrow as onshore flow increases. A Catalina eddy may develop tonight helping to push the Marine layer Inland and up against the local foothills tomorrow morning and Friday as well.
..Friday things will begin to change as a weak area of Low pressure arrives off the SoCal Coast. This will bring increasing clouds to the area with Ridge Fog likely by Friday night. There will be a chance for a rain shower Friday as the Low passess over SoCal. This will not be a big rainmaker, or bring much if any snow, except to the higher elevations above 7000′. Rainfall amounts are running from .10-.40″ locally with the most along the West facing slopes.
..Saturday we will have clearing skies with gusty NE winds developing behind the departing Low. Temperatures will warm back up again to around normal for this time of year through Sunday.
..Monday and Tuesday there will be another area of Low pressure move through the region with another chance for some rain showers. Again, this system will not be a big rainmaker either. Maybe a little colder with snow flurries to the 6500′ level. No significant accumulations are expected from rain or snowfall.
..After Tuesday’s system moves through, Wednesday and beyond look like nice Springtime weather for the SoCal region through the 26th at least with High pressure keeping things warm as well./strong>

..Have a good day today and remember to practice the advice of the Health officials while we all work together to get through these trying times. RC
Thanks for joining me @ lakegregoryweather.com *RC.


Yesterday’s’ High and Low temperatures were:
Crestline-65/40*, Twin-Peaks-52/39*, Rim Forest-57/42*, Lake Arrowhead Village-58/30*, Arrowhead Villas-52/39*, Running-Springs-52/36*, Big Bear-49/23*, Green Valley Lake-52/37*, N-San-Berdo-78/49*, Devore Heights-71/51*-NE-WINDS FROM 15-38MPH.



Monday, March 02, 2020

 

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TODAY’S WEATHER DISCUSSION AND FORECAST:

..Good Morning.
..As expected, snow and rain, moved through the area yesterday and overnight. There was a concentration of snow from Skyforest to the West side of Big Bear where 3-6″ of snow fell. Crestline received ~2″ at the Lake level, Twin Peaks received ~4″, Lake Arrowhead ~4″, Running Springs 3-5″, Big Bear 2-4″.
..This morning strong gusty NE winds ( 15-35mph) are blowing across the area as the Northern portion of the Low moves through Northern Baja. Wrap around moisture will continue the chance for snow showers throughout most of the day today. Fog along the Rim will be a problem for driving as well as strong gusty winds so please use caution if you are out and about today.
..All of this will move East by late this afternoon taking the chances for random showers with it. Looking at the Sat Pics this morning, it looks like there will be one more band of showers move through before the clearing really begins.
..The winds will wind down this afternoon but may resurface tomorrow morning, before really settling down for the rest of the week. Northerly flow will continue through the work week but the winds will be mostly light.
..Wednesday through Saturday temperatures will warm back up to slightly above normal for this time of year.
..For the weekend, another area of Low pressure will slide down along the Coast for Saturday and Sunday of next weekend. This system doesn’t look like much at this time.
..Now for the long range outlook. There is a growing consensus that a pattern change will begin around the 9th of March for our area. The long range outlook from the Climate Prediction Center shows a wet pattern developing for the West Coast of California. With fingers crossed, we may see something of a March miracle for the middle of the month. Currently we are WAY behind last years rainfall totals. An Atmospheric enhanced period of wet weather would be a big help to our so far very dry year here in California, North and South.
..Have a good day, and thanks for joining me at lakegregoryweather.com. RC*


Yesterday’s’ High and Low temperatures were:
Crestline-39/30*-1.08″R/S, Playground Dr-38/28*, Twin-Peaks-34/26*, Rim Forest-36/27*, Lake Arrowhead Village-36/30*, Arrowhead Villas-35/27*, Heaps Peak-32/24*, Running-Springs-35/25*, GVL-35/23*, Big-Bear-39/24*, N-San-Berdo-55/44*, Waterman Canyon-44/36*-1.32″R.



Sunday, March 01, 2020

 

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TODAY’S WEATHER DISCUSSION AND FORECAST:

..Good Morning.
..Fog and clouds have moved in overnight below the 6500′ level. Wet roads and gusty winds will make traveling on the local roads a little challenging today.
..Today an area of Low pressure will slide South along the Coast of California. Currently as of 7:00am, the center of the Low is a couple hundred miles off of Monterey. There is some Lightning on the Western edge of the center of the Low.
..As the Low gets closer to our area, we will see an increase in rain showers and or snow showers. The Snow levels will be around the 6500′ level this morning, then lowering as the Front moves through to around the 3500′ level by late tonight. The center of the Low will track offshore so we will again be on the outer fringes of the rain bands. Most of the rain will stay near the Coast and offshore, then move Inland over Northern Baja. After the Low moves Inland over Baja, wrap around moisture will move into our area late tonight and into tomorrow morning. This is when we will have a shot at a few localized Thunderstorms with Hail and lowering snow levels. Gusty winds can be expected along with Fog along the Rim and on the front side of the mountain. So plan a little extra time tomorrow morning if you are driving around or off the hill.
..Snow accumulations will be from 0-1″ below the 4500′ level, from 4500-5500′ 1-2″ and from 5500-7000′ 2-5″ will be possible. If Thunderstorms do develop, we could see these figures increase in the affected areas as well as lower elevation snow accumulations.
..Monday afternoon all of this will begin to clear out with nice weather returning for the rest of the work week ahead. More showers will be possible late in the week.
..Have a good day, and thanks for joining me at lakegregoryweather.com. RC*


Yesterday’s’ High and Low temperatures were:
Crestline-54/37*, Playground Dr-63/34*, Twin-Peaks-51/33*, Rim Forest-56/33*, Lake Arrowhead Village-56/35*, Arrowhead Villas-52/33*, Heaps Peak-46/29*, Running-Springs-51/30*, GVL-50/28*, Big-Bear-51/32*, N-San-Berdo-76/51*, Waterman Canyon-64/42*.