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April 12, 2012 08:23PM
Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
108 PM PDT THU APR 12 2012

...STRONG COLD STORM TO AFFECT MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA
EARLY FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

.SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES FRIDAY MORNING AND SPREAD TO THE
EAST AND SOUTH THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVELS AROUND
5000 FEET WILL LOWER TO 4000 FEET FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
THE LOWEST SNOW LEVELS DOWN TO 3000 TO 3500 FEET WILL OCCUR
FRIDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL CONTINUE
INTO THE SAN DIEGO MOUNTAINS FRIDAY EVENING. PRECIPITATION WILL
TAPER TO SNOW SHOWERS FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING...REMAINING
MOST NUMEROUS IN THE SAN DIEGO MOUNTAINS. SNOWFALL RATES OF OVER
ONE INCH PER HOUR FORECAST TO BEGIN EARLY FRIDAY MORNING OVER SAN
GABRIEL MOUNTAINS AND SPREAD EAST TO SAN BERNARDINO AND SAN
JACINTO MOUNTAINS FRIDAY MORNING AND ESPECIALLY FRIDAY AFTERNOON...
REACHING THE SAN DIEGO MOUNTAINS FRIDAY AFTERNOON. STRONG WINDS
WILL ALSO ACCOMPANY SNOWFALL AND CREATE NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS
AT TIMES.

CAZ055-056-130415-
/O.CON.KSGX.WS.W.0007.120413T1000Z-120414T1200Z/
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-RIVERSIDE 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...
I-15 AT 3500 FEET...LAKE ARROWHEAD...MOUNT BALDY...
MOUNTAIN HOME VILLAGE...OAK GLEN...PHELAN...RUNNING SPRINGS...
TWIN PEAKS...WRIGHTWOOD...AGUANGA...ANZA...GARNER VALLEY...
IDYLLWILD...MOUNTAIN CENTER...PINE COVE...PINYON PINES...
VISTA GRANDE
108 PM PDT THU APR 12 2012

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM FRIDAY TO
5 AM PDT SATURDAY ABOVE 4000 FEET...

A WINTER STORM WARNING ABOVE 4000 FEET REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM
3 AM FRIDAY TO 5 AM PDT SATURDAY.

* ELEVATION...ABOVE 4000 FEET.

* SNOW LEVELS...4500 TO 5000 FEET FRIDAY MORNING LOWERING TO 4000 FEET
FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND DOWN TO 3000 TO 3500 FEET FRIDAY NIGHT INTO
EARLY SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 4 INCHES 4000 TO 4500 FEET...3 TO 6
INCHES 4500 TO 5000 FEET...6 TO 10 INCHES 5000 TO 6000 FEET...
AND 8 TO 14 INCHES ABOVE 6500 FEET. UP TO 18 INCHES FOR FAVORED
WESTERN SLOPING ELEVATIONS ABOVE 7000 FEET.

* TIMING...BEGINNING 3 AM FRIDAY OVER THE SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS
AND SPREADING EASTWARD ACROSS THE SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAINS AND
JACINTO MOUNTAINS DURING FRIDAY MORNING. HEAVIEST SNOWFALL
PERIOD DURING FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND INTO EARLY FRIDAY EVENING.
TAPERING OFF TO SCATTERED SHOW SHOWERS FROM WEST TO EAST AFTER 8
PM FRIDAY EVENING BUT REMAINING WINDY.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: AGUANGA...ANZA...GARNER VALLEY...
IDYLLWILD...MOUNTAIN CENTER...PINE COVE...PINYON PINES...
VISTA GRANDE...ANGELUS OAKS...BALDWIN LAKE...BARTON FLATS...
BIG BEAR CITY...BIG BEAR LAKE...CRESTLINE...FAWNSKIN...
FOREST FALLS...I-15 AT CAJON SUMMIT...I-15 AT 3500 FEET...
LAKE ARROWHEAD...MOUNT BALDY...MOUNTAIN HOME VILLAGE... OAK
GLEN...PHELAN...RUNNING SPRINGS...TWIN PEAKS...WRIGHTWOOD

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 50 MPH. SHIFTING
TO THE WEST FRIDAY LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. WIND GUSTS TO 65
MPH FOR RIDGES AND EXPOSED AREAS.

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

* IMPACTS...INTERSTATE 15 AND CAJON PASS SUMMIT. DURING COMMUTE
TIME FOR HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION. RESIDENTS AND TRAVELERS INTO
HIGHER ELEVATIONS IN THE MOUNTAINS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR
HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT.
CARRY CHAINS AND TAKE EXTRA FOOD AND CLOTHING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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TARDY
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Winter Storm Warning

Rick989April 12, 2012 08:23PM



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