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February 18, 2013 03:56PM
Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
1259 PM PST MON FEB 18 2013

...HEAVY SNOWFALL IN THE MOUNTAINS TUESDAY THROUGH EARLY
WEDNESDAY WITH LIGHTER SNOWFALL IN THE UPPER DESERTS AND FAR
INLAND VALLEYS TUESDAY NIGHT...

.A COLD STORM FROM THE GULF OF ALASKA WILL MOVE THROUGH SOUTHERN
CALIFORNIA TUESDAY THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY BRINGING HEAVY SNOWFALL
AND STRONG GUSTY WINDS TO THE MOUNTAINS WITH LIGHTER SNOWFALL FOR
THE UPPER DESERTS AND FAR INLAND VALLEYS.

CAZ055-190445-
/O.CON.KSGX.WS.W.0003.130219T1600Z-130220T2000Z/
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...
I-15 AT 3500 FEET...LAKE ARROWHEAD...MOUNT BALDY...
MOUNTAIN HOME VILLAGE...OAK GLEN...PHELAN...RUNNING SPRINGS...
TWIN PEAKS...WRIGHTWOOD
1259 PM PST MON FEB 18 2013

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TUESDAY TO
NOON PST WEDNESDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 8 INCHES ABOVE 3500 FEET...8 TO 16
INCHES ABOVE 4500 FEET...WITH LOCAL ACCUMULATIONS TO 2 FEET ABOVE
7000 FEET.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS LOWERING FROM 4000 TO 4500 FEET EARLY
TUESDAY...TO AROUND 3500 FEET TUESDAY AFTERNOON...AND 2000 TO
2500 FEET TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN LATE MONDAY NIGHT OR EARLY TUESDAY...
AND INCREASE TUESDAY AFTERNOON. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BECOME HEAVY
AT TIMES TUESDAY EVENING...THEN DECREASE FROM THE NORTHWEST ON
WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 25 TO 40 MPH...WITH LOCAL GUSTS
TO AROUND 75 MPH NEAR RIDGE TOPS AND ALONG DESERT MOUNTAIN
SLOPES. STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR LATE TUESDAY INTO EARLY
WEDNESDAY.

* WIND CHILL...THE COMBINATION OF FALLING TEMPERATURES AND STRONG
WINDS WILL RESULT IN LOCAL WIND CHILL VALUES OF 15 TO 25 DEGREES
BELOW ZERO LATE TUESDAY NIGHT AND EARLY WEDNESDAY...MAINLY ABOVE
6500 FEET.

* VISIBILITY...REDUCED TO NEAR ZERO AT TIMES IN SNOW...BLOWING
SNOW...AND DENSE FOG...ESPECIALLY TUESDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...AND DENSE FOG WILL CAUSE LOCAL
VISIBILITY NEAR ZERO AT TIMES. SNOW WILL LIKELY IMPACT TRAVEL
ALONG INTERSTATE 15 THROUGH THE CAJON PASS TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. MOUNTAIN HIGHWAYS AND EVEN THE HIGHER
INLAND VALLEY HIGHWAYS WILL BE SLICK AND DANGEROUS.

* OUTLOOK...COOL BREEZY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY...
WITH ANOTHER CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS THURSDAY AND THURSDAY
NIGHT. SNOW LEVELS SHOULD NOT BE QUITE AS LOW.

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.

TRAVELERS THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR HAZARDOUS
WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS. MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO CHECK THE LATEST
ROAD REPORTS BEFORE DEPARTING. ALWAYS CARRY CHAINS AND TAKE EXTRA
FOOD AND CLOTHING IF YOU MUST TRAVEL INTO THE MOUNTAINS.

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Winter Storm Warning

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