Storm Alert

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By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– The National Weather Service has issued forecasts for a winter storm that is expected to arrive in our area later today, Tuesday, and continue through Wednesday morning.

Estimates are for 10-14 inches of snow at elevations above 6500 feet (ski areas); 6-10 inches at the 5000-6500 foot level; 3-5 inches at 3000-4500 feet (Victor Valley; Cajon Pass); 1-2 inches at 2000-2500 foot elevations (Yucaipa; Devore) and light snow as far down as 1500 feet. We also expect to see periods of fairly heavy rain in the San Bernardino valley regions. Overnight temperatures in the High Desert are expected in the mid-20s, so roads may be icy.

There are no indications that this storm will be unusual in its power or duration.

County staff has taken steps to ensure road clearance and snow removal staff and equipment are ready and available to respond to the situation as it evolves. They will continue to monitor the storm.

The Victor Valley Emergency Warming Center opens when the temperature drops to 32 degrees or below until Feb. 28, 2015. It is at the Victorville Event Center (formerly the Fairgrounds) 14800 Seventh St., Victorville. (760) 955-5958.

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