TODAY’S LATEST SATELLITE PICTURES:
TODAY’S WEATHER DISCUSSION AND FORECAST:
..The NWS has issued a HIGH WIND WARNING FROM NOON TODAY THROUGH 10PM WEDNESDAY. ALSO A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE SAME TIME FRAME.
..Winds are picking up this morning as a wet AR fed weather system approaches SoCal. Rain will begin later this morning in the mountain areas spreading to the lower elevations later today.
..Currently the humidity levels are very low, but this will rapidly change in the next few hours as the Tropical moisture feeds into the area saturating the atmosphere. Precipital Moisture (PWAT) is currently @ .51″ but will increase to .96″ by this afternoon, then peak at around 1.35″-1.59″ (a record for this area for this time of year) tomorrow. This is when we will have the heavy rains move through SoCal, from Thursday morning through the Evening then tapering off by late evening.
..The freezing levels will be quite high for most of this system running from 8-10k’ through Thursday afternoon. As the cold air arrives at the back of storm, the snow levels will lower to around the 6000′-6500′ level Thursday night into Friday morning. All of this should clear out by Friday with residual showers and or snow showers Friday. Fog, gusty winds, and rain will make for a wintery weather afternoon today through Thursday night. Heavy rain at times will likely cause debris flows in creeks and on the local roadways so be aware! The ground is pretty much saturated so there will be lots of runoff from the rain as well as extra runoff from snow melt as well.
..Friday will be partly cloudy with a few light showers around as the air drys out. Saturday will be sunny but will not be very warm as we get ready for another cold system to arrive for Sunday and Monday. Snow levels are expected to be from the 4500-5500′ level at that time.
..Then a quick break before the next system arrives around Thursday.
..If you wanted a busy Winter, then you got your wish this year! Enjoy! RC
Yesterday’s High and Low temperatures were:
Crestline-51/45*, Twin Peaks-44/37*, Lake Arrowhead-49/41*, Running Springs-43/38*, Big Bear-50/40*, San Berdo-67/48*.
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