Weather Forecast (updated Friday, Oct. 31st @ 3:00pm © 2014): WIND & WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR SATURDAY
Forecast remains on track as we squeeze in one more nice day today before low pressure and an associated cold front is expected to roll through the area this weekend bringing our first taste of winter weather for the season! Increasing high cloudiness and southwest winds to 20mph this afternoon with highs in the 60's, it looks like we'll stay dry through this evening for all the Halloween festivities. Clouding up further tonight as southwest winds increase 15-30mph with local gusts near 40 as our cold front approaches with rain and snow showers developing after midnight, continuing into Saturday morning as the frontal boundary passes through the area. The snow level may start off a tad high with a good southerly flow and decent orographic lift, above 8,000 feet, before lowering to around 6,000 at some point tomorrow morning as the cold front passes through, where accumulations above 6,000ft. of up to 1-3" are possible, maybe double that above 7,500ft.; but the ground has yet to freeze and snow will have a tough time accumulating after sunrise Saturday with probably more sun that shower activity. However, widely scattered showers will persist off & on Saturday into Sunday morning as the cold & unstable air mass settles into the region with another weak disturbance passing through the area; highs dropping into the 40's as lows even dip into the teens across some of our colder locations. This whole system will have departed the area by Monday with a cool, dry offshore flow expected through midweek; warming more substantially later in the period. If travel plans bring you into the mountain through this weekend travel with caution, carry tire chains and be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions.
Big Bear City, California @ 6,790'
UPDATED @ 3:40 PM
Winds: N @ 8 mph
Heat Index: 61.0ºF ∙ Wind Chill: 60.5ºF
Barometer: 29.877 & Falling slowly
Humidity: 25% ∙ Dewpoint: 24.9ºF
UV Index: 1.6
Rainfall Past Hour: 0.00"
High: 63.9ºF @ 12:55 PM ∙ Low: 27.3ºF @ 6:31 AM
Max Wind Gust: 18 mph @ 12:59 PM
Rain: 0.00" ∙ Snow: 0.00"
Sunrise: 7:02 AM ∙ Sunset: 5:53 PM
High: 65.7ºF @ 11:33 AM ∙ Low: 23.2ºF @ 7:15 AM
Rain: 0.00 " ∙ Snow Storm Total: None
High: 73.2ºF 10/23 ∙ Low: 22.8ºF 10/27
Max Wind Gust: 18 mph
Rain: 0.00" ∙ Snow: 0"
High: 86.7 °F on 7/1/2014 ∙ Low: 22.8 °F on 10/27/2014
Max Wind Gust: 35 mph on 9/5/2014
Rain: 3.54" ∙ Snow: 0" (Reset July 1st)