Weather Forecast (updated Friday, Oct. 31st @ 8:30am © 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 for our first taste of winter weather for the season! Looking at partly cloudy skies today with highs still climbing into the 60's, but clouds and winds will be on the increase later on today, however, we should remain dry for Halloween festivities. Clouding up tonight as southwest winds increase 15-30mph with local gusts near 40 as our cold front approaches with rain and snow showers developing around 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, lowering to around 6,000 at some point tomorrow morning after frontal passage where accumulations above 6,000ft. of 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 with periodic breaks and still plenty of sunshine rapidly melting any snow that falls. Widely scattered showers will persist off & on through Saturday as the cold & unstable air mass settles into the region with highs only in the lower 40's, even overnight lows could dip into the teens for the first time this season. A trough may remain in place through at least Sunday morning with some residual moisture for a few more early morning snow showers possible before this whole system departs the area by Monday with a cool, dry offshore flow developing through midweek; warming more substantially later in the period. If you have travel plans into the mountains this weekend, carry tire chains and be prepared for hazardous driving in rapidly changing weather conditions, travel with care.
Big Bear City, California @ 6,790'
UPDATED @ 10:35 AM
Winds: N @ 2 mph
Heat Index: 61.8ºF ∙ Wind Chill: 61.8ºF
Barometer: 29.900 & Falling
Humidity: 19% ∙ Dewpoint: 19.0ºF
UV Index: 3.3
Rainfall Past Hour: 0.00"
High: 61.8ºF @ 10:34 AM ∙ Low: 27.3ºF @ 6:31 AM
Max Wind Gust: 13 mph @ 10:10 AM
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)