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November 09, 2011 01:42PM
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
1239 PM PST WED NOV 9 2011

CAZ042-043-048-050-055>058-060>062-101400-
ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-
SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS-THE INLAND EMPIRE-
SAN DIEGO COUNTY VALLEYS-SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS-
SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-APPLE AND LUCERNE VALLEYS-
COACHELLA VALLEY-SAN DIEGO COUNTY DESERTS-
1239 PM PST WED NOV 9 2011

...SIGNIFICANT PACIFIC STORM EXPECTED FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY...

A SIGNIFICANT PACIFIC STORM WILL LIKELY AFFECT SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA
LATE FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. WHILE THERE CONTINUE TO BE SOME
DIFFERENCES IN THE FORECAST TRACK AND INTENSITY...THE CURRENT
FORECAST TRACK WOULD BRING SOME PRECIPITATION INTO ORANGE COUNTY AND
WESTERN PORTIONS OF SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY BY LATE FRIDAY
EVENING...WITH PRECIPITATION SPREADING ACROSS ALL OF SOUTHWEST
CALIFORNIA BY SATURDAY MORNING...BECOMING HEAVY AT TIMES DURING THE
DAY SATURDAY. SHOWERS COULD LINGER INTO SUNDAY EVENING. THE SNOW
LEVEL IS EXPECTED TO LOWER TO AROUND 7000 FEET LATE FRIDAY NIGHT
THROUGH SATURDAY.

THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL RANGING FROM 1 TO 1.5
INCHES WEST OF THE MOUNTAINS AND 1.5 TO 2.5 INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS.
LOCAL ACCUMULATIONS TO 4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ON THE FAVORED COASTAL
SLOPES OF THE MOUNTAINS. IN THE LOWER DESERTS 0.25 TO 0.40 INCHES OF
RAIN IS POSSIBLE...WHILE THE UPPER DESERTS CAN EXPECT GENERALLY LESS
THAN ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH. SNOWFALL OF 12 TO 18 INCHES WITH
LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS IS POSSIBLE ABOVE 7500 FT IN THE MOUNTAINS
OF SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTIES. THUNDERSTORMS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE DURING THE DAY SATURDAY. STRONG GUSTY SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST
WINDS ARE POSSIBLE FRIDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY. SLOW DRYING AND
WARMING IS EXPECTED MONDAY AS THE STORM MOVES EAST.

MAIN IMPACT WITH THIS STORM WILL BE HEAVY RAIN AND HIGH ELEVATION
MOUNTAIN SNOW. HEAVY RAIN MAY CAUSE MINOR FLOODING OF ROADWAYS AND
LOW-LYING INTERSECTIONS AS WELL AS MINOR DEBRIS FLOWS OVER RECENTLY
BURNED AREAS. SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...AND FOG MAY IMPACT TRAVEL
THROUGH THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE
COUNTY MOUNTAINS. WHILE THIS STORM IS NOT EXPECTED TO BE AS COLD AS
THE ONE EARLIER THIS WEEK...IT COULD STILL BE DEADLY FOR UNPREPARED
CAMPERS AND HIKERS...ESPECIALLY IN THE SAN GORGONIO AND SAN JACINTO
WILDERNESS AREAS.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/SANDIEGO...OR LOCAL MEDIA FOR UPDATES AS
THIS STORM MOVES CLOSER.

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Special Weather Statement

Rick1120November 09, 2011 01:42PM



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