SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2016.
TODAY’S LATEST SATELLITE PICTURES:
TODAY’S WEATHER DISCUSSION AND FORECAST:
Surface pressure at Tonopah is 1024.9 and San Diego is 1019.3, so a weak offshore flow will continue today. As temperatures heat up in the Inland areas, we will likely see a weak onshore flow this afternoon, for a brief period. Along the coast this morning, fog, is hugging the coastline, but will burn off by late morning, giving way to clear skies. As for the Mountains, we will continue to see temperatures above average for this time of year. Highs today will run in the upper 50s in the Big Bear area, and from the mid to upper 60s for Crestline, Twin Peaks and Lake Arrowhead areas. Clear skies will make for a great day outdoors with light winds in most areas. As for the Inland areas, temperatures will be in the upper 80s today and will continue to be above normal through the next several days. A weak upper level trough will pass over today giving us a slightly cooler day today and a weak onshore flow briefly this afternoon. High pressure will strengthen tomorrow through Tuesday with temperatures warming a few degrees during that period. As the surface High pressure builds in the Great Basin, offshore winds will again develop through the mountain areas of SoCal beginning Sunday afternoon. Gusty winds in the wind prone areas will run from 15-25mph with higher gusts possible through Monday night. The next chance for rain will arrive on Wednesday. At this time, this does not look like a big rain maker, maybe around .25-.50″, however, an area of Tropical moisture is to our south at this time which is clearly visible on both of the sat pics at the top of this page. There is a chance for some of this moisture to get caught up in the circulation around the low pressure area for Wednesday, which will make a big difference in the available moisture and rainfall amounts for SoCal. This will be worth watching in the coming days.
Have a good weekend. RC
I have posted an article on the “EL NINO” page of this website written by Daniel Swain, PHD, and a link to his web site, WEATHER WEST.WEATHER WEST BLOG
High Temperatures today for the CRESTLINE, LAKE ARROWHEAD, and TWIN PEAKS areas will run from 66-72* today, and overnight Lows will run from 40-50*.
Highs today for the BIG BEAR and RUNNING SPRINGS areas will run from 58-65*, and overnight lows will run from 31-44*, respectfully.
Live webcam views of Bear Mountain Ski Resort can be seen on the webcam page of this site.
Bear Mountain is open call for weekday hours @ (909) 866-5766.
Be sure to check out the Bear Mountain cam on the webcam page, the slopes look great! RC
For current visible conditions, check the web cam page for six live views around the area.
HIGH AND LOW TEMPERATURES FOR THE LAST 24 HOURS:
SOME MEASUREMENTS ARE A COMBINATION OF RAIN AND OR SNOW MELT
FROM RAIN GAUGES.
LAKE GREGORY——–72/37……Elevation 4618’………..0.00″ RAIN
TWIN PEAKS————-64/50…….Elevation 5784′ ……….0.00″ RAIN
RIMFOREST————-66/52——–Elevation 5768’………..0.00″ RAIN
SKY-FOREST————68/54……..Elevation 5863′ ……….0.00″ RAIN
NORTH LK ARROW—-73/49…….Elevation 5472′ ………..0.00″ RAIN
CEDAR RIDGE———-71/52…….Elevation 5580′ ……….0.00″ RAIN
RUNNING SPRINGS—68/50……..Elevation 6283’…………0.00″ RAIN
BIG BEAR—————–66/21…….Elevation 6781′ …………0.00″ RAIN
HWY18/HILLVIEW RD—74/54…….Elevation 3208’………..0.00″ RAIN
FIRE DANGER LEVEL FOR TODAY: MODERATE
THE LATEST FIRE INFORMATION: INCIWEB
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If you check the “ROAD CONDITIONS” page there is a live picture from HWY 18 AND LAKE GREGORY DRIVE. Use this to check the FOG or other road conditions such as CHAIN CONTROL.
Be sure to check the WEBCAM page to see how the weather looks at other locations around the mountain as well.