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36º 20's
SNOW SHOWERS/HEAVY AM
34 º 20's
SNOW/HVY AT TIMES
35º 10's
AM SNOW SHOWERS
36º 20's
PM SNOW
34º 10's
SNOW/HVY AT TIMES
32º 10's
CLEARING & COLD
39º 0's
FAIR
Ben's Weather Forecast Updated: Wednesday, Jan 18 @ 06:09pm **WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING **
Our first in a series of major winter storms is approaching the area this evening, clouds and winds will be on the increase over the next several hours with showers developing, lows in the upper 20's. Snow should increase in coverage and intensity through the overnight hours, and be locally heavy at times into Thursday morning. Much colder and windy with southwest winds gusting to 30mph and highs in the mid 30's; snow level near 5,000 feet with accumulations of up to 6-12" possible. Snow showers should taper off some by Thursday afternoon as storm #1 moves east of the area; a brief break ahead of the next onslaught as storm #2 rolls in Friday. Expect a wintry finish to the week with snow, locally heavy at times again and highs still in the 30's, while overnight lows generally drop into the 20's. This will be a slower moving system with colder air, so expect the snow level to fall to around 4,000 feet, potentially lower with additional accumulations of 8-18 inches possible; travel's not recommended! Snow showers may decrease some over the weekend but not end entirely as residual moisture and a strong onshore flow keeps us cold and unsettled; total snowfall accumulations of 1-2 feet are likely from now, through the weekend. We're not out of the woods yet as our 3rd and final storm arrives sometime Sunday and could be the strongest in the series with more locally heavy snowfall forecast for Sunday into Monday, before finally coming to an end Tuesday. Additional accumulations of 1-2 feet are possible early next week; bringing everyones totals up to at least 1-3 feet with even more possible, especially above 7,000 feet! The jet stream lifts back northward and everything finally slides eastward out of the area by the middle of next week, giving us a chance to dig out! If traveling to the mountains over the next week, be extremely be prepared for harsh winter driving; carry extra food, water & warm clothing in the event you become stranded and always carry tire chains, as weather conditions will change rapidly.

































Good Evening!

Big Bear City, California (6,800ft.)
UPDATED @ 6:09 PM


Currently
Cloudy with clear patches at 9000 ft
Temperature: 34.8ºF
Winds: NW @ 4 mph
Heat Index: 34.8ºF Wind Chill: 29.4ºF
Barometer: 30.311 & Falling slowly
Humidity: 59% Dewpoint: 21.9ºF
Wetbulb: 30.5ºF
Current UV Index: 0.0 Solar: 0
Rainfall Past Hour: 0.00"


Today
High: 48.4ºF @ 12:44 PM Low: 14.4ºF @ 2:02 AM
Max Wind Gust: 21.0 mph @ 4:12 PM
Rain: 0.00" Snow: 0.00"
Sunrise: 6:47 am Sunset: 5:01 pm

Current Fire Threat: Low-Moderate

Yesterday
High: 42.7ºF @ 12:18 PM Low: 10.1ºF @ 7:03 AM
Max Wind Gust: 11.5 mph N @ 1:21 PM
Rain: 0.00 " Snow Storm Total: None

Month
High: 57.7ºF 1/8 Low: 10.1ºF
1/17
Max Wind Gust: 49.5 mph
Rain: 2.28" Snow: 20"


Season
High: 57.7 °F on 1/8/2017 Low: 10.1 °F on 1/17/2017
Max Wind Gust: 50.0 mph on 1/9/2017
Rain: 8.15" Snow: 43" (Normal: 62")
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