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Strong Pacific Storm to Bring Heavy Rainfall and Potential for Significant Flash Flooding

Strong Pacific Storm to Bring Heavy Rainfall and Potential for Significant Flash Flooding

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By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– The National Weather Service reports a major storm system will moved in from the Pacific on Friday, bringing heavy rainfall and the potential flash flooding to Southern California Friday afternoon through Saturday. The greatest impact period will be between 2 pm Friday afternoon and midnight .

Damaging southerly winds are expected to begin Friday afternoon and continue through this evening. Wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph are expected from the coast to the valleys and across the deserts. Isolated wind gust reports of up to 75 mph are not out of the question. Winds of this magnitude will have the potential to cause widespread downed trees and branches, and for power outages and property damage.

Snow levels will start at 7,000 feet then lower to 5,000 feet by Saturday.

Snowfall accumulations 6 to 12 inches between 6,000 feet and 7,000 feet

Four homes were voluntarily evacuated in Forest Falls.

Be prepared for the stormy conditions by carrying tire chains if traveling through snow covered roads and gathering sandbag materials ahead of time for possible flooding.

Find your nearest sandbag location here: sbcfire.org/Programs/ReadySetGoFlood.aspx

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