Bensweather.com Forecast

36º 20's
SNOW/HEAVY AT TIMES
35º 20's
AM SHOWERS/PM SUN
38º 20's
PM HEAVY RAIN/SNOW
33º 20's
SNOW
36º 0's
CLEARING & COLD
40º 10's
DRY
43º 10's
SUNNY
Ben's Weather Forecast Updated: Friday, Jan 20 @ 12:50am **HIGH WIND & WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING **
Looking at a very active weather pattern through early next week, as a strong Pacific jet in excess of 200mph directs 2 more powerful winter storms in our direction, expected to make a direct hit on southern California Friday, then again Sunday into Monday; primary concerns will be the potential for severe weather with locally heavy rain, snow and strong, damaging winds. Our next storm is now moving into the area, expect mostly cloudy skies with scattered snow showers continuing, increasing in coverage and intensity through this morning. Snow will become locally heavy at times later this morning through the afternoon with strong westerly winds 30-40mph and occasional gusts near 60mph possible; travel with extreme caution; we could experience areas of blowing and drifting snow in blizzard like conditions. The snow level will hover around 5,000 feet, so expect some wet snow with accumulations of 1-2 feet anticipated through Saturday morning; possibly more in a few locations. Snow showers will taper off a bit Saturday morning and we'll get a quick break before the next onslaught arrives. Sunday's storm will be the strongest of this series and could shape up to be a pretty major event, possibly the strongest we've seen in 10+ years. Unfortunately, this system could also tap into subtropical moisture, or atmospheric river, bringing more rain and snow, locally heavy Sunday afternoon and night. The snow level may climb to above 7,000 feet Sunday, then come crashing down around 3,500 feet by Monday morning. It's very possible we could receive a couple inches of rain, on top of all the recent snow, there could be some potential flooding issues, then additional snowfall accumulations of a foot or more is likely on Monday; even the threat for strong to severe thunderstorms. Snow showers will finally taper off Tuesday, giving us a much-needed break to dry and/or dig out through the second half of the week. After all is said and done, the majority of Southern California should be close to our average precipitation for the entire season; including the Big Bear Valley. If traveling to the mountains through early next week, 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; if you don't have to travel, don't!

































Good Morning!

Big Bear City, California (6,800ft.)
UPDATED @ 08:04 AM


Currently
overcast - light snow
Temperature: 30.2ºF
Winds: NW @ 8 mph
Heat Index: 30.2ºF Wind Chill: 24.6ºF
Barometer: 29.781 & Falling
Humidity: 95% Dewpoint: 28.9ºF
Wetbulb: 29.7ºF
Current UV Index: 0.0 Solar: 63
Rainfall Past Hour: 0.00"

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Snowfall
Thursday's Storm Total:
4-8"

Friday's Storm Total: N/A
Monday's Storm Total: N/A

Today
High: 31.0ºF @ 1:50 AM Low: 29.0ºF @ 7:19 AM
Max Wind Gust: 25.3 mph @ 2:28 AM
Rain: 0.00" Snow: 1"
Sunrise: 6:47 am Sunset: 5:02 pm

Current Fire Threat: Low-Moderate

Yesterday
High: 34.7ºF @ 2:30 AM Low: 29.6ºF @ 9:37 PM
Max Wind Gust: 30.0 mph W @ 2:29 AM
Rain: 0.24 " Snow: 5"

Month
High: 57.7ºF 1/8 Low: 10.1ºF
1/17
Max Wind Gust: 49.5 mph
Rain: 2.52" Snow: 27"


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: 8.39" Snow: 50" (Normal: 62")
SAN GORGONIO WILDERNESS


SNOW SUMMIT RESORT


BIG BEAR CITY

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