Winter Weather Advisory:

Issued at: 1:34 PM PDT on October 31, 2014, expires at: 2:00 PM PDT on November 01, 2014
  • ...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 11 PM this evening to 2 PM PDT Saturday...
  • elevation...above 6500 feet.
  • Snow levels...7500 ft tonight...lowering to 6000 ft Saturday morning.
  • Snow accumulations...up to 3 inches between 6500-7500 ft. 3 to 6 inches above 7500 ft.
  • Timing...late tonight through Saturday morning. A few lingering light showers through Sunday morning.
  • Locations include: Big Bear City...Big Bear Lake...Fawnskin... Mt San Jacinto State Park.
  • Winds...west to southwest 25 to 35 mph...with gusts to 50 mph. Gusts to 70 mph possible on ridge tops.
  • Visibility...reduced to 1 mile or less at times in snow... blowing snow...and fog.
  • Impacts...travel will be hazardous at higher elevations of the mountains due to snow on roadways and poor visibility. Chains may be required in some areas.
  • Outlook...conditions will improve Sunday as high pressure builds in. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving. Mm

Wind Advisory:

Issued at: 1:30 PM PDT on October 31, 2014, expires at: 5:00 PM PDT on November 01, 2014
  • ...Wind Advisory remains in effect from 8 PM this evening to 5 PM PDT Saturday...
  • winds...west to southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 55 mph. Isolated gusts to 70 mph possible in on ridge tops and Desert Mountain slopes.
  • Timing...tonight through Saturday afternoon.
  • Location...along mountain ridges...desert slopes...through and below canyons and passes...and into adjacent desert foothills. In the Coachella Valley...through and below the San Gorgonio Pass and north of Interstate 10. Interstate 8 in the San Diego County mountains and desert will be impacted as well.
  • Visibility...may be reduced in the desert due to blowing dust and sand and in the mountains due to blowing snow.
  • Impacts...the winds may make for difficult driving conditions...especially for high profile vehicles. Watch out for broken tree limbs.
  • Outlook...conditions will slightly improve late Saturday... and through Sunday. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution. Mm

Flash Flood Watch:

Issued at: 1:27 PM PDT on October 31, 2014, expires at: 11:00 AM PDT on November 01, 2014
  • ...Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from 11 PM PDT this evening through Saturday morning... The Flash Flood Watch continues for
  • a portion of southwest California...including the following area...Santa Ana Mountains and foothills.
  • From 11 PM PDT this evening through Saturday morning
  • forecast rainfall of around 0.75 inch will create the possibility for flash flooding over and near the Silverado burn scar. Heaviest rainfall and the highest rainfall rates are expected between 3 am to 7 am Saturday. This is when the flash flood threat will be the greatest. Additional light showers will be possible over the area through Saturday night.
  • The risk of flash flooding and debris flows will be greatest over and downstream of the Silverado burn scar. Silverado Canyon Road will be especially susceptible to debris flows. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued. Mm


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