Tuesday, March 02, 2021

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TODAY’S WEATHER DISCUSSION AND FORECAST:

..Good Morning.
..High clouds overhead signal a change in our weather is coming.
..Today along with the high clouds, temperatures will be a little warmer as the winds die out from the NE and switch to an onshore flow ahead of the weather change.
..Tomorrow an area of Low pressure will move Inland from over the Pacific Ocean. This is a compact Low that will move in fast, bringing rain, and some snow to the area during the afternoon hours through early evening before departing Thursday morning.
..Currently there are a few Thunderstorms imbedded in that system along the south western periferi of the Front.
..As the Front approaches SoCal, there will be a chance for Thunderstorms from this system here, as well as brief heavy downpours, along with a chance for snow showers as low as the 4500′ level. Snow accumulations should remain above the 5000 foot level with 1-3″ possible for the higher elevations. If we do see Thunderstorms locally, the Snow/Hail could fall at much lower elevations for brief periods of time, which will make for poor driving conditions on our local roads.
..Due to the unstable nature of this system, run off from potentially heavy showers during any Thunderstorms that do develop could cause problems in the recent fire Scar areas. People in those areas need to heed warnings from the NWS as this system moves onshore as well as watch the local Radar for the potential of quickly changing dynamics of this storm. Rainfall estimates from this storm range from .10 at the Coast, to as much as 1.00″ along the West facing slopes of the local mountains. Orographic lift will play a part in the total rainfall amounts locally.
..All of this will clear out Thursday leaving partly cloudy skies and cooler temperatures.
..Friday we will warm up as High pressure returns.
..The weekend is looking windy and cool with another chance for rain both Saturday and Sunday. Two systems will pass to our North over the weekend, the question is will these storms dissipate before reaching SoCal?
..Looking out in the Crystal Ball, there are several chances for additional rainfall for SoCal over the next week to ten days. While none of these systems look like drought busters, and rain will be welcomed.
.. More on that tomorrow..
..Have a good day. That’s it for today! *RC


 

Yesterday’s High and Low temperatures and current winds:

Crestline-55/28*, Playground Dr-56/42* Winds-N-5-6mph, Cdr-Pines Park-53/41*, Twin-Peaks-51/42*, Rim Forest-58/40*, Lake Arrowhead Village-58/25* Winds-E-2-4mph, Arrowhead Villas-55/41*, Heaps Peak-52/43*-Winds-S-4-5mph, Running Springs-50/39*-Winds-SE-2-4mph, Big Bear-50/15*, Upper Waterman Canyon-62/47*-Winds-S-1-3mph, Lower Waterman Canyon-68/48*-Winds-NE-1-4mph, San Berdo-73/40*, Cajon Pass-67/48*-Winds-NW-15-22mph, Devore Heights-65/45*Winds-SE-2-6mph, Cajon Lookout-53/37*-Winds-NE-14-22mph.


 

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*.