Two Storms to End the Week

 

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By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– A pair of Pacific systems will bring two rounds of wintry weather to the region, the first this afternoon into Thursday, a break, and then another round on Friday. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Eastern Sierra Slopes 4 PM today through 4 AM Saturday, and a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the White Mountains during the same period. Another system with similar impacts will take aim at the area SUN‐MON.

Weather impacts

Northern Inyo County

High Confidence:

  • Hazardous travel conditions due to slick, snow covered roads
  • Low visibility due to snow and blowing snow
  • Rod closures or chain restrictions due to snowfall

San Bernardino County & Southern Inyo County

  • Hazardous travel conditions due to slick roadways
  • Minor roadway ponding, with flowing water in sensitive drainages and low water crossings
  • Hazardous crosswinds, especially for high profile vehicles
  • Loose or unsecured objects may be blown away

Forecast details

Northern Inyo County

Timing

  • Storm 1 beginning this afternoon, peaking tonight, then tapering off THU.
  • A break in activity THU PM
  • Snow increasing again FRI AM and tapering off FRI PM

Precipitation on Type & Amounts

  • Snow levels 8000′ WED ↓ 5000′ THU AM‐FRI
  • Snow Accumulations WED‐ THU: Trace ‐ 4″ above 5000′, 3‐7″ above 6000′, 6‐12″ above 8000′, 12‐24″ above 9000′
  • Snow Accumulations FRI: Similar storm totals as WED‐THU

Winds

  • Southwest 20‐30 MPH Gusting 50 MPH with each storm

 

San Bernardino County & Southern Inyo County

Timing

  • Storm 1 beginning tonight, then tapering off tomorrow.
  • A break in activity THU PM
  • Precip increasing again FRI AM and tapering off FRI PM

Precipitation Type & Amounts

  • Snow levels 8000′ WED ↓ 5000′ THU AM‐FRI
  • Rainfall around 0.2‐5″, locally higher with thunderstorms

Winds

  • W 20‐30 MPH gusts to 40 MPH with each storm
  • Stronger winds expected Saturday morning western San Bernardino County

 

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