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March 15, 2012 03:42PM
Winter Storm Watch
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
135 PM PDT THU MAR 15 2012

...WINTER STORM WATCH FOR THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE 4000 FEET FOR
SATURDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...

.A LATE SEASON WINTER STORM IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS SOUTHERN
CALIFORNIA SATURDAY THROUGH EARLY MONDAY WITH PERIODS OF MODERATE
TO LOCALLY HEAVY SNOWFALL...STRONG WINDS...AND LOW SNOW LEVELS.

CAZ055-160500-
/O.CON.KSGX.WS.A.0004.120317T1700Z-120318T1000Z/
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...ANGELUS OAKS...BALDWIN LAKE...
BARTON FLATS...BIG BEAR CITY...BIG BEAR LAKE...CRESTLINE...
FAWNSKIN...FOREST FALLS...I-15 AT CAJON SUMMIT...LAKE ARROWHEAD...
MOUNT BALDY...MOUNTAIN HOME VILLAGE...OAK GLEN...PHELAN...
RUNNING SPRINGS...TWIN PEAKS...WRIGHTWOOD
135 PM PDT THU MAR 15 2012

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT ABOVE 4000 FEET...

A WINTER STORM WATCH ABOVE 4000 FEET REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM
SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.

* ELEVATION: ABOVE 4000 FEET.

* SNOW LEVELS: LOWERING TO AROUND 3500 FEET BY LATE SATURDAY
AFTERNOON...AND 2500 FEET BY SUNDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 6 TO 12 INCHES ABOVE 4000 FEET AND 1 TO 2
FEET ABOVE 6500 FEET. MINOR ACCUMULATIONS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE
BELOW 3000 FEET.

* TIMING: POSSIBLY DEVELOPING LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...OTHERWISE...
BECOMING HEAVY SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SNOW LEVELS
LOWERING SATURDAY.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: ANGELUS OAKS...BALDWIN LAKE...BARTON
FLATS...BIG BEAR CITY...BIG BEAR LAKE...CRESTLINE...FAWNSKIN...
FOREST FALLS...I-15 AT CAJON SUMMIT...LAKE ARROWHEAD...MOUNT
BALDY...MOUNTAIN HOME VILLAGE...OAK GLEN...PHELAN...RUNNING
SPRINGS...TWIN PEAKS...WRIGHTWOOD

* WINDS: AREAS OF SOUTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60
MPH NEAR RIDGE TOPS AND ALONG DESERT SLOPES.

* VISIBILITY: NEAR ZERO AT TIMES IN HEAVY SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...
AND FOG.

* IMPACTS: RESIDENTS AND TRAVELERS INTO HIGHER ELEVATIONS IN THE
MOUNTAINS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS AND POSSIBLE ROAD CLOSURES. IF POSSIBLE...CARRY
CHAINS AND TAKE EXTRA FOOD AND CLOTHING. TRAVEL WILL LIKELY BE
IMPACTED ON INTERSTATE 15 THROUGH THE CAJON PASS LATE SATURDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...AND AT TIMES ON SUNDAY INTO
MONDAY.


* OUTLOOK: MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE AT TIMES
INTO EARLY MONDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

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Winter Storm Watch

Rick744March 15, 2012 03:42PM

Winter Storm Warning

Rick531March 16, 2012 11:11AM



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