TODAY’S LATEST SATELLITE PICTURES:
TODAY’S WEATHER DISCUSSION AND FORECAST:
..Well, it’s been quite an ordeal, speaking of the last few days. This just show all of us how fast things can change. Going forward, this being the first real storm of the Season, preparation needs to be in the forefront. While it is not easy to be prepared for everything, Candles or led lighting, some sort of heat, and alternative cooking sources will help significantly. This one storm in some areas has cut off all forms of communication to many of us, as well as electricity. Fortunately, there are a lot of helpful people on our mountain that have been helping out many of those in need. A Big Thank you to you all! Now that things are settling down and life is slowly getting back to normal. This is a good time to reflect on the past week, and plan for what may be ahead. This storm was not unlike storms of the past, but in the recent years, we have been in a reprieve from these strong storm systems in SoCal. I have lived in these mountains since 1982. I have seen many storms like this one, and worse, or more severe. This past weeks weather is not an anomaly. A good rule of thumb is to have a weeks worth of provisions on hand at all times for just this type of event.
..Today we will have partly cloudy skies as we prepare for rain arriving as early as tonight. Temperatures today will be a little cooler as an area of low pressure moves into the region. Highs today will be from 48-55* across the mountain with overnight lows in the upper 20s in the Big Bear and Green Valley Lake areas, to the upper 30s to mid 40s for Crestline, Arrowhead, Twin Peaks and Rim Forest.
..Wednesday, Rain will begin by the early morning hours lasting throughout the day. Heavy bands of rain will be likely in the morning through the early afternoon hours before tapering off by the evening. As far as the snow levels go, no snow is expected below the 7000′ level unless a Thunderstorm develops locally which will bring the possibility of Hail to much lower elevations.
.. The snow levels are expected to remain above 7000′ through this storm. With rain instead of snow expected, heavy runoff from melting snow along with the rain could cause some flooding. So be aware of that possibility.
..Ridge Fog should develop by this evening so plan a little extra time for driving.
..Thursday and Friday look pretty good at this time. Temperatures will warm up a few degrees during the day with partly cloudy skies.
..The next chance for rain will arrive Sunday as it looks this morning.
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..Due to the power problems with the local weather reporting stations, I don’t have daily temperatures or rain reports.
..So I will share what I have.
Yesterday’s High and Low temperatures were:
Crestline-4.34″ of rain, 18″ of snow at my location, 54/35*, Twn-Pks-23″ snow 53/46*, Rim Forest-57-46*, Lk-Arwhd-54/38*, Rng-Sprgs-27″ snow, 50/45*, Big-Bear-53/27*-18″ snow, GVL-50/32*, San-Berdo-73/50*, Wtrmn-Cyn-66/49*, Ply/Grnd 52/46*, HPS/PK-49/44*.