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WEATHER ALERT: San Bernardino Mountains (UPDATE)

WEATHER Warning

UPDATE: Monday, January 4 – 3:25 p.m.

WINTER STORM WARNING FOR THE SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS FROM 4 AM PST TUESDAY MORNING TO FRIDAY MORNING.

A SERIES OF PACIFIC STORMS WILL MOVE THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INTO NEXT WEEK WITH PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG GUSTY WINDS.

MODERATE SNOWFALL TOTALS ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH TONIGHT WITH PERIODS OF HEAVIER SNOWFALL FOR LATE TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY EVENING – WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON INTO THURSDAY MORNING AND THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT.

 

ORIGINAL STORY

Mountain Communities – A severe weather warning and watch has been issued for San Bernardino County. The watch will be in effect through 4 a.m. on January 8.

THE WATCH

CHAINS Plow

(Contributed Photo)

A SERIES OF STRONG & WET PACIFIC STORM SYSTEMS WILL IMPACT THE REGION DURING THE WEEK. THE FIRST SYSTEM MOVES IN TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY, BUT WILL NOT BE PARTICULARLY STRONG.

THE SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH STORMS FROM MON NIGHT THROUGH THUR NIGHT WILL PACK A HEAVIER PUNCH & COULD END UP PRODUCING SEVERAL FEET OF SNOWFALL IN THE MTNS ABOVE ABOUT 6,000 FEET.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

WINTER Driving

(Photo by Scott Straley)

* SNOW LEVELS.INITIALLY AROUND 6,000 FEET.THEN DROPPING DOWN TO 5,000 FEET ON WED & 4,000 FEET BY LATE THUR NIGHT.

* TIMING: HEAVY SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE MON NIGHT, CONTINUING  THROUGH TUES NIGHT. ADDITIONAL PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW WILL  THEN DEVELOP DURING THE DAY WED & MAY CONTINUE AT TIMES THROUGH LATE THUR NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLY BETWEEN ONE TO  THREE FEET. THE HIGHEST TOTALS WILL BE IN THE HIGHER PEAKS AND  ALONG THE WEST-FACING SLOPES OF THE SAN BERNARDINO AND  RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS.

* WINDS: STRONG SW TO WEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP TUES AND  CONTINUE AT TIMES THROUGH THUR NIGHT WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO  50 MPH POSSIBLE. BLOWING & DRIFTING SNOW MAY MAKE TRAVEL  DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS: HIGH ELEVATION MTN ROADS WILL BECOME TREACHEROUS  OR IMPASSABLE DURING THE WEEK. LIGHT SNOWFALL BY LATE THURSDAY  NIGHT POSSIBLE ALONG THE BUSY TRAVEL CORRIDORS INCLUDING THE CAJON PASS ALONG INTERSTATE 10.

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