Sunday, Oct 20, 2019

 

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TODAY’S WEATHER DISCUSSION AND FORECAST:


..Good Morning.
....Good Morning.
This morning we have clear skies and gusty winds from the NE across the area. Playground drive weather station had gusts of over 50mph, earlier this morning.
..Our new Heaps Peak WX/ST had winds over 28mph, and in Chatsworth near last weeks Saddleridge fire, gusts of 61mph. Currently the winds have died down but will continue to be strong and gusty throughout the day, and at times through the rest of the week especially along the Ridges and in the Canyons.
..High pressure over the Eastern Pacific will move over SoCal over the next few days bringing a warming trend to the region. Santa Ana winds will also be with us on and off through the week as a couple Troughs pass through to our North.
..High Fire Danger will be with us as well as Humidity levels lower for Monday and Tuesday.
..Wednesday we will see a brief break as onshore flow returns for the day. Then another round of offshore winds will arrive for Thursday and Friday of next week.
..There is hope for a change in the weather at the end of the month! The models this morning are favoring a long wave Trough arriving around the 28th of the month with a chance for rain locally. This is forecast to be a cold Trough of Low pressure with snow possible for the Sierras, and maybe a dusting at the higher elevations locally, if this does come to fruition. So keep your fingers crossed!
..That’s it for now. Thank You for joining me at, lakegregoryweather.com


Yesterday’s High and Low temperatures were:
Crestline-68/45*, Twin Peaks-64/43*, Lk Arrowhead-71/43*, Running Springs-61/42*, Big Bear-67/33*, GVL-63/38*, San Berdo-85/55*, Wtrmn Cyn-74/49*.



 

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019

 

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TODAY’S WEATHER DISCUSSION AND FORECAST:


..Good Morning.
..The Heaps Peak weather station is up and available on the Webcam page. Click the link below the picture (webcam page) from Heaps Peak to view the current weather there.
....Good Morning.
..Looks like we are going to stay in this pattern of onshore/offshore winds for the next seven days.
..A Trough will pass to our North later today with gusty NE winds following it Sunday and Monday, for SoCal.
..Tuesday, High pressure at 591dms, now over the Eastern Pacific, will expand over SoCal bringing in much warmer temperatures.
..Wednesday, another trough will pass to our North bringing in a cooling trend for Wednesday and Thursday. Again as the Trough passes through, behind it we will have more Santa Ana winds Thursday and Friday.
..This pattern looks like it will continue to repeat itself through the end of October. At this time, there is no rain in our future for the next ten days. A preliminary long range weather outlook for SoCal shows drier than normal. But this will be adjusted as we get past the Fall unpredictability period. Long range forecasts tend to be to generalized and do not necessarily fit for the mountain zones in SoCal. Afterall, it doesn’t snow in SoCal???
..That’s it for now. Thank You for joining me at, lakegregoryweather.com


Yesterday’s High and Low temperatures were:
Crestline-64/39*, Twin Peaks-62/42*, Lk Arrowhead-69/44*, Running Springs-59/45*, Big Bear-60/32*, GVL-60/36*, San Berdo-87/53*, Wtrmn Cyn-69/54*.



 

Friday, Oct 18, 2019

 

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TODAY’S WEATHER DISCUSSION AND FORECAST:


..Good Morning.
..The Heaps Peak weather station is up and available on the Webcam page. Click the link below the picture (webcam page) from Heaps Peak to view the current weather there.
....Good Morning.
..Today we will have clear skies across the area along with gusty winds, mostly from the North East.
..High pressure over the Great Basin is running at ~1016.6mbs, San Diego is at ~1012.5mbs, so the offshore pressure gradient is in place at ~4mbs. This will keep us in an offshore flow for today and tomorrow. Winds will be gusty but not strong except along the Ridges. Currently as of 7:00am, our new Heaps Peak WX/ST has NE winds at 19mph gusting to 28mph, and Playground Drive WX/ST has NE winds at 24mph with gusts to 28mph. Both of these stations can be accessed on the webcam page for live conditions.
..These NE winds will be our main weather feature through Tuesday of next week as an area of Low pressure sets up over the Rockies, and High pressure is stationary over the Eastern Pacific. Here in SoCal, we are in kind of a zonal flow between the Highs and Lows as they pass through to our North with mild variations.
..This puts us in a neutral zone, as the Polar Jet is not far enough to the south to bring rain to SoCal, and the High pressure areas are weaker as well and stay offshore instead of over the four corners Region, typically. So the Temperatures are generally cooler as well.
..Looking at the long range outlook, I don’t see any major changes in the pattern through the end of October. Just periods of Santa Ana winds, followed by onshore flow with coastal Fog, occasionally making it into the IE.
..So, for Sunday night through Tuesday morning, we can expect a moderate period of Santa Ana winds, Low humidity levels and Heightened Fire Danger again, then a warm up for Tuesday through Saturday of next week as High pressure moves in from the Pacific over SoCal.
..That’s it for now. Thank You for joining me at, lakegregoryweather.com


Yesterday’s High and Low temperatures were:
Crestline-64/45*, Twin Peaks-61/40*, Lk Arrowhead-64/40*, Running Springs-59/39*, Big Bear-61/31*, GVL-59/36*, San Berdo-83/54*, Wtrmn Cyn-71/47*.



 

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

 

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TODAY’S WEATHER DISCUSSION AND FORECAST:


..Good Morning.
..The Heaps Peak weather station is up and available on the Webcam page. Click the link below the picture (webcam page) from Heaps Peak to view the current weather there.
..Today we have mostly clear skies across the area with light and variable winds. So far this morning, there is no fog in the lowlands.
..There is a weak pressure gradient from San Diego to Tonopah this morning of around 6mbs, giving us an onshore flow. An upper level Trough will pass through the area today bringing in High clouds and a wind change from the SW to the NE for a short period late this afternoon. Temperatures will be cooler today for most areas as the Trough brings in cooler air.
..Friday we will have variable and gusty winds at times with temperatures holding about the same as today’s. Fog may move into the IE but will clear out quickly by mid morning. A weak Ridge will move through SoCal Friday bringing in slightly warmer temperatures for Saturday.
..Then for Sunday and Monday, as High pressure builds into the Great Basin, we will have a return of a mild to moderate Santa Ana wind event again. Temperatures will go up in the Valley and humidity levels will go down Sunday and Monday as the winds pick up. The Santa Ana winds should last around 24-36hours.
..Looking at the longer range outlook, no rain is in the forecast but a cool down is likely for mid week next week as another weak Trough passes through the PAC-NW.
That’s it for now. Thank You for joining me at, lakegregoryweather.com


Yesterday’s High and Low temperatures were:
Crestline-77/55*, Twin Peaks-72/49*, Lk Arrowhead-77/52*, Running Springs-69/49*, Big Bear-70/34*, GVL-71/49*, San Berdo-97/60*, Wtrmn Cyn-82/52*.



 

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019

 

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TODAY’S WEATHER DISCUSSION AND FORECAST:


..Good Morning.
The Heaps Peak weather station is up and available on the Webcam page. Click the link below the picture (webcam page) from Heaps Peak to view the current weather there.
..This morning the skies are clear even in the Valley.
..Today we will have increasing high clouds from the South West along with gusty winds at times. Temperatures will be a little warmer, then turn cooler for tomorrow.
..The only real change in our weather will be the onshore-offshore alternating winds through Sunday. Temperatures will cool for Thursday and Friday, then warm back up for the weekend.
..Saturday night, or early Sunday morning, will be our next possible round of Santa Ana winds as surface High pressure builds into the Great Basin behind a departing trough of Lower pressure. The pressure gradient as of this morning doesn’t look particularly strong, but the Fire Danger levels will be heightened for those days as humidity levels will be low along with the gusty winds..
..Tomorrow morning we may see a brief return of Fog in the Valley. The Fog, if it does materialize, will clear out by mid morning as an offshore flow returns.
..As far as the Crystal Ball outlook goes, I don’t see any rain in the ten day outlook for our area. There will be a few systems working their way through the PAC-NW, but as it looks now, they will stay well to our North.
That’s it for now. Thank You for joining me at, lakegregoryweather.com


Yesterday’s High and Low temperatures were:
Crestline-72/44*, Twin Peaks-69/50*, Lk Arrowhead-75/54*, Running Springs-70/54*, Big Bear-65/40*, GVL-68/38*, San Berdo-93/60*, Wtrmn Cyn-77/57*.