TODAY’S LATEST SATELLITE PICTURES:
TODAY’S WEATHER DISCUSSION AND FORECAST:
..Good Morning. Happy Thanksgiving!
..Overnight more snow fell across the area. In Crestline we received around 2″s at my location on the south side of Lake Gregory.
..Today we will have more snow, and rain below the 4000′ level, as the first of two bands of showers moves through beginning around 8am. A Cold Core Low is just off of the Coast, North of Point Conception as of 7am. This area of Low pressure will slowly track South, then move Inland over SoCal later today. The Winds will be strong and gusty this morning as the front moves through. Heavy Rain, and or heavy snowfall will be the forecast for today for all of SoCal. Thunderstorms, Hail, Waterspouts along the Coastal region, strong, and gusty winds along with heavy snowfall can be expected in the mountains today. There will be from 6-24″ of fresh snow in some local areas today so be prepared! The snow level is expected to lower to around the 3000′ level, or lower by this evening. The most intense part of this storm will be from around 10am-6pm tonight. Travel will be very difficult. To say the least.
..Friday we will continue to have snow showers across the area as the storm slowly winds down and moves out of the area. 1-3″ of snow will be likely for tomorrow.
..Saturday will be partly to mostly cloudy but no more snow or rain is expected.
..Sunday will be partly cloudy as well with slightly warmer temperatures as High pressure tries to build into the region.
..On the Crystal Ball outlook, more rain/snow can be expected mid week next week as more storms line up for our area.
..SNOWFALL AMOUNTS FOR TODAY ARE; Crestline-6-12″, Lake Arrowhead and Rim Forest-6-12″, Twin Peaks-10-18″, Running Springs, Big Bear Green Valley Lake and Arrowbear-12-24″+. Below the 4000′ level, 1-3″ will be possible. Travel on all local roads and HWYs will be impacted by this storm and travel will be very difficult! State and County crews are out plowing the roads so please give them the room they need to clear the roads, and debris as needed.
Today there will be a weak class 1 AR (Atmospheric River) enhancing the rainfall totals locally. PWAT (Precipital Water) will be running around 1.00-1.25″ during the strongest part of the storm today. There will be a lot of convective activity as this system works through. It will be possible to see a Tornado or two in the SoCal region today. *RC
..If you are going out during this time, you need to be prepared for poor driving conditions. You will need tire chains, and blankets in case you are stuck. Visibility will be poor as well. Cars will be stuck all over the place as there are always those who don’t prepare. Do not park in the street as the plows will need to get through ALL of the roads. This is our first Winter storm of the season that will impact travel on all local roads. Be careful and plan ahead! RC*
..Have a good day, and enjoy the nice mountain weather. Thanks for joining me @ lakegregoryweather.com
Yesterday’s High and Low temperatures were:
Crestline-38/32*1″R, 2″S, Twn-Pks-34/28*, Rim Forest-35-29*, Lk-Arwhd-34/29*, Rng-Sprgs-33/26*, Big-Bear-40/22*, GVL-28/21*, San-Berdo-53/44*, Wtrmn-Cyn-43/35*,1.48″R, HPS/PK-33/27*, Ply/Grnd 36/29*.