Ben's Weather Forecast Updated: Wednesday, Jan 16 @ 12:36am *** FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN NOW EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY ***
| Looking at more soggy weather out there today, after another few inches of wet glop last night, the snow level rose to above 7,000 feet, already dropping nearly a half inch of rain across our area and we're just getting started. The Pacific conveyor belt of moisture will keep us under partly to mostly cloudy skies throughout the day with scattered showers continuing. Cold and windy with a high around 40-degrees, southwest winds gusting 15-35mph at times. Travel with caution, driving conditions are a bit hazardous with area of slush, minor flooding and possible rocks down on the roads. We may get a break in the action this morning through midday ahead of our last and strongest storm in this series arrives later this afternoon or evening. Rain will once again increase through tonight, becoming heavy at times through tomorrow as a deep plume of mid & upper level moisture (atmospheric river) is directed across our area. Unfortunately, with the warmer moisture streaming in we'll transition out of winter storm warning and into a flash flood watch through Thursday as the snow level climbs to above 8,000 feet. Another major factor in the latest storm will be potentially strong and damaging winds. This storm will be backed by a powerful jet, with good upper level support expect southwest winds 20-40mph at times with gusts over 50mph possible, which should really assist in maximizing rainfall rates across the SBD Mtns. Temperatures will remain in the upper 30's to lower 40's with rainfall amounts locally of 1-3" expected through Thursday, upwards of 3-6" of rain is possible, mainly on the lower coastal slopes to our southwest. The rain should come to an end late Thursday, giving us a chance to dry out Friday through the weekend.
If traveling into the mountains this week, plan ahead and be prepared, carry along extra food, water, warm clothing and always carry tire chains as weather conditions will change rapidly!
Destination Big Bear
Good Early Morning!
Big Bear City, California (6,800ft.)
UPDATED @ 05:54 AM
Overcast at 1200 ft
Winds: NW @ 6 mph
Wind Chill: 35.7ºF ∙ Wetbulb: 38.1ºF
Barometer: 30.232 & Rising slowly
Humidity: 93% ∙ Dewpoint: 36.9ºF
Current UV Index: 0.0 ∙ Solar: 0
Rainfall Past Hour: 0.01"
Snow Past 5 Days: 3-7" (6-12" above 7,500ft.)
High: 39.5ºF @ 5:10 AM ∙ Low: 37.6ºF @ 1:39 AM
Max Wind Gust: 26.5 mph @ 12:54 AM
Rain: 0.10" ∙ Snow: 0.00"
Sunrise: 6:49 am ∙ Sunset: 4:57 pm
Current Fire Threat: Low-Moderate
High: 38.9ºF @ 11:14 PM ∙ Low: 30.2ºF @ 6:51 AM
Max Wind Gust: 32.2 mph W @ 10:12 PM
Rain:0.36 " ∙ Snow: 0"
High: 55.9ºF 1/9 ∙ Low: 15.2ºF 1/11
Max Wind Gust: 32.2 mph
Rain: 0.84" ∙ Snow: 11"
High: 55.9 °F on 1/9/2019 ∙ Low: 15.2 °F on 1/11/2019
Max Wind Gust: 32.0 mph on 1/15/2019
Rain: 5.56" ∙ Snow: 23" (Seasonal Average: 62")
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