Wednesday, June 07, 2023


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..Good Morning.
..Cloudy skies again this morning as an area of Low pressure continues to sit over the Central part of the State. To our North, rain fell along the coast of Santa Barbara overnight to as far south as Ventura. Locally there was some overnight drizzle, but no real measurable rainfall.
..Currently, Lightning flashes can be seen on the sat pic just north of Bakersfield.
..Today the clouds should clear by this afternoon as the Low over the mid State moves to the Northeast, and out of our area. Temperatures will remain on the cool side with highs today in the mid to upper 50s for most of the local area. There will be winds, gusty at times, from the southwest this afternoon. So if you are going to the Rim High graduation you will want to dress warm as the temperature will be ~54*. There will also be a chance for fog along the Rim as well.
..The area of Low pressure should be out of our area by tomorrow. this will be replaced by an area of Weak Ridge of Higher pressure that will bring a slight warming trend for Thursday through Friday. Fog will likely continue to fill the valley in the mornings but should burn off by late in the morning hours. Less clouds and fog is expected for the mountains above ~3000′.
..Then for Saturday and Sunday. Another closed Low will slide South along the coast of California once again from the North, ending up over SoCal by Sunday morning. This will bring an increase in clouds and fog to the mountains along with a chance for rain late Saturday, and a decent chance for Thunderstorms Sunday and measurable rainfall.
.The Crystal Ball Outlook:🔮
..As we head into early next week, another closed Low will slide South along the California Coastal Region. But, this one will head out over the ocean and sit there for a few days. This is where things get interesting. As the Low sits offshore of California, High pressure will build over Mainland Mexico. We will be in between the two as the upper winds draw Sub Tropical moisture into the Southwest. So towards the end of next week, we could see a return of the Monsoon to all of the southwest. Something to watch in the coming days. RC*

Yesterday’s High and Low temperatures and current winds:

Crestline (my location): 58/47*-E-2-4mph, Playground Drive WS: 51/40*-CLDY-S-2-8mph, Dart Canyon: 54/42*, Cedar Pines Park: 51/41*, Pilot Rock Camp:(at lake Silverwood) 63/47*-FM-18gm-SW-8-16mph, Twin Peaks-Summit area: 57/39*, Rim Forest: 60/43*, Lake Arrowhead Village: 61/47*, MacKay Park: 60/41*, Rock Camp(Deer Lodge Park area): 64/44*-FM-12gm-SE-8-12mph Arrowhead Villas: 52/39*, Cedar Ridge: 58/40*, Sky Park-54/35*-SE-3-5mph, Heaps Peak: 56/37*-SE-7-20mph-FM-13gm, Running Springs: 55/40, Live Oak RS: 60/40*, City Creek RS-65/52*, Arrowbear WXST: 57/41*, Green Valley Lk: 61/41*, Big Bear: 65/42*, Upper Waterman Canyon: 60/48*, Lower Waterman Canyon: 68/55*-SW-2-7mph, San Berdo: 72/56*, Devore: 62/49*-FM-18-SE-5-8mph, Cajon Pass: 64/52*-SE-4-8mph.
..FM=Fuel moisture in grams for the light fuels and Vegetation.