TODAY’S LATEST SATELLITE PICTURES:
TODAY’S WEATHER DISCUSSION AND FORECAST:
..Good Morning. RIP Kobe.
..Yesterday’s Helicopter crash with 9 souls aboard was a tragic occurrence. Weather most likely played a large role in the crash. We won’t know for some time, but flying in IFR conditions is always tricky. Thoughts and prayers for all involved.
..I have posted a video from early Sunday before all of the details were known by Juan Browne, an experienced pilot, with his update from yesterday. Below.
..This morning North East winds are blowing across the mountains and in the Canyons, Waterman Canyon WX/ST has NE winds from 17-28mph. This is from an area of High pressure located over the Great Basin. This mornings pressure gradient from Tonopah to LAX is running from 3-5mbs offshore. The winds will likely increase throughout the morning then taper off by late this afternoon. Temperatures will be a little cooler due to the NE winds. Clear skies can be expected today.
..Tuesday, Onshore flow will return by the afternoon as a weak Trough moves through the PAC-NW. Lower pressure in the Great Basin and Higher Pressure offshore of SoCal will bring in the SW flow for around 24hours. Skies will continue to be clear with temperatures in the mid 50s expected for most mountain locations.
..Wednesday, North East winds will return as the area of Low pressure in the Great Basin moves East and is replaced by an area of High pressure. Temperatures will begin to rise as High pressure builds in to the West Coast and the entire Inland region. Offshore flow will continue through Saturday. Periods of gusty NE winds will be likely through Saturday with warmer than normal temperatures across all of SoCal. The Valleys will see temperatures in the 80s and possibly a few areas may see 90*. The Mountains will be in the upper 60s to mid 70s.
..Then for Sunday and Monday of next week, A pretty strong Trough will push through the blocking area of High pressure off of the California Coast. This Trough is expected to begin breaking down the static High that has acted as a block to the storm track for SoCal over the last several weeks. The High will relocate to a more favorable location for the storm track to return to a more normal pattern for this time of year. While rain or snow may not reach us in the first system, it should open the door for more to follow. While this is a long way out, it’s how it looks this morning.
..Have a good day, and thanks for joining me at lakegregoryweather.com.
Yesterday’s High and Low temperatures were:
Crestline-57/41*, Playground Dr-50/38*, Twin-Peaks-52/36*, Rim Forest-53/36*, Lake Arrowhead Village-57/37*, Heaps Peak/Running-Springs-48/32*, Green Valley lk-66/31*, Big-Bear-54/24*, Wtrmn-Cyn-61/48*, San-Berdo-66/44*.