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March 12, 2012 06:04PM
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
151 PM PDT MON MAR 12 2012

CAZ042-043-048-050-055>058-060>062-131415-
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-
151 PM PDT MON MAR 12 2012

...WINTER STORM TO IMPACT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THIS WEEKEND...

A STRONG COLD PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO MOVE SLOWLY INLAND
THIS WEEKEND. WHILE THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY AS TO THE
TIMING AND LOCATION OF THE MORE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS...FRIDAY NIGHT
THROUGH EARLY MONDAY SHOULD BE MUCH COOLER...WITH PERIODS OF
STRONG GUSTY WEST WINDS...ESPECIALLY IN THE MOUNTAINS AND
DESERTS...AND PERIODS OF LOCALLY HEAVY PRECIPITATION WITH LOW SNOW
LEVELS.

WEST WINDS IN THE MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS COULD GUST TO 75 MPH AT
TIMES.

RAINFALL TOTALS FOR THE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY MONDAY PERIOD
COULD RANGE FROM ONE TO TWO INCHES FROM THE COAST TO THE
FOOTHILLS...3 TO 5 INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS...AND ONE INCH OR LESS
OVER THE DESERTS.

SNOW LEVELS COULD LOWER BELOW 2000 FEET BY SUNDAY. BY THE TIME THE
STORM ENDS ON MONDAY...SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOWFALL ARE POSSIBLE
ALONG THE FOOTHILLS...HIGH DESERTS...AND VALLEY LOCATIONS BETWEEN
2000 AND 3000 FEET. A FOOT OR MORE OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE AT
ELEVATIONS BETWEEN 3000 AND 6000 FEET. FOR THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE
6000 FEET...TWO FEET OR MORE OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE.

THERE IS ALSO THE POSSIBILITY OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH SMALL HAIL OR
GRAUPEL...ALONG THE COAST AND LOWER WESTERN VALLEYS...WITH
WATERSPOUTS OVER THE COASTAL WATERS. THIS STORM IS ALSO EXPECTED
TO BRING HIGH SURF TO THE BEACHES.

THIS WEATHER COULD BE DEADLY FOR UNPREPARED CAMPERS OR HIKERS. STAY
TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WEBSITE
AT WEATHER.GOV/SANDIEGO...OR LOCAL MEDIA FOR UPDATES.

$$

BALFOUR



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/12/2012 06:05PM by Rick.
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Special Weather Statement

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