Friday, April 03, 2020

 

TODAY’S LATEST SATELLITE PICTURES:

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TODAY’S WEATHER DISCUSSION AND FORECAST:

..Good Morning.
..This morning we have mostly clear skies across the mountain. Today will be a little warmer than yesterday with a weak offshore flow this morning. There are some wispy clouds along the front side of the mountain this morning. Waterman canyon has winds from 5-10mph currently out of the NE.
..Saturday will be another nice day as well but things will be changing quickly Saturday night and into Sunday morning. Increasing SW winds will pick up Saturday night as an area of low pressure slowly moves South along the California Coast, towards SoCal. Increasing upper level clouds will fill the sky thickening throughout the day becoming mostly cloudy Sunday.
..There are a couple of changes in the forecast for Sunday night and Monday. First, the snow levels will be above the 6000′ level as Subtropical moisture (AR) will move through the area Sunday night and Monday ahead of the area of Low pressure. This will bring heavy rain to the area with rainfall totals of 2-3″ possible for the mountains below 6500′. Above 6500′ wet snow will be likely.
..Tuesday and Wednesday, the cold core Low will arrive. This is when the snow levels will rapidly fall to the 4500-5000′ levels. As the area of low pressure moves through SoCal, more rain and or snow, will arrive with it. Snowfall accumulations for Running Springs and Big Bear are expected to be from 4-8″ through Thursday morning, with the greater amounts at the higher elevations. Areas of Crestline and Lake Arrowhead above the 4500′ level could see from 2-4″ of snow mixed with rain.
..Thunderstorms may develop along the Front as it passes through the area which could change rain and snowfall rates rapidly in the affected areas. Flash Flooding will be possible Monday in some areas due to heavy rainfall rates at times early in the day.
..So overall, we should see a mix of weather beginning Sunday lasting through Thursday morning.
..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-54/31*, Playground Drive-46/32*, Twin-Peaks-48/35*, Rim Forest-48/34*, Lake Arrowhead Village-58/29*, Arrowhead Villas-46/35*, Heaps Peak-49/38*, Running-Springs-51/37*, GVL-53/27*, Big Bear-57/21*, N-San-Berdo-74/51*.



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*.