Moody Weather Gives Way to Calmer Spring

  • The National Weather Service says days and nights will be warmer as we go into the weekend. Spring weather seems to be calming down. No precipitation is predicted for the coming week. Click on this image to enlarge.

    The National Weather Service says days and nights will be warmer as we go into the weekend. Spring weather seems to be calming down. No precipitation is predicted for the coming week. Click on this image to enlarge.

The Grapevine, Frazier Park, Pine Mountain Club, CA ( Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7 a.m.)—A light dusting of icy snow greeted the sunrise this morning. A low, icy cloud is now heading east and out of our area. The National Weather Service delivered on its promise of a 30% chance of snow showers before 11 a.m. on Thursday, then partly sunny. Tonight will bring winds of about 15 mph, nothing compared to the 80 mph gusts from last week.Temperatures will be rising into the low 70s by weekend, lows are also rising from the 30s into the 40s this week by the weekend.

Today
A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 20 mph becoming north northwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 to 20 mph becoming north northeast 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 63. North northeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Friday Night
Clear, with a low around 37. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 72. East wind around 5 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 42. North wind around 5 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 73. North northwest wind around 5 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 42. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 74. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 40. North northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 68. North northwest wind around 10 mph becoming southwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

The Grapevine, Frazier Park, Pine Mountain Club, CA ( Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 7 p.m.)—It will be a moody weather week, with cloudy skies in the first part, including a likelihood of rain on Sunday night, snow on Monday afternoon, with possible thunder, followed by sunny skies but lows in the 20s. Winds will be gusty but nothing like last week. There is also a possibility of snow on Thursday. Here’s the National Weather Service forecast:

Tonight
A 20 percent chance of rain after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. West southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Monday
Snow showers likely, mainly after 3pm. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Monday Night
Snow showers likely, mainly before midnight. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of snow showers before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 29. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 46. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Windy, with a north northwest wind 25 to 30 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 38. North wind 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 62. North northeast wind around 10 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 41. North northeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west northwest after midnight.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 64. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Snow and Wind Storm Brings Flickering Electricity, School Delays, Fatal Crash and Lost Hiker

The Grapevine, Lebec, Neenach, Three Points, CA (Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 12:20 p.m.)— The sudden change in weather caught a lost Pacific Crest Trail hiker unprepared Wednesday night. Now a trafffic fatality on the Grapevine this morning, just south of El Tejon School and Fort Tejon, has also been confirmed.

The hiker has been rescued in the Western Antelope Valley after a night spent in the mountain area with low temperatures, winds and morning snowfall. The cold and disoriented man is reported to have had only a thin space blanket and a bottle of water with him when found. The patient was located on Pine Canyon Road 6 miles west of Three Points Road. [see Jeff Zimmerman photos]

UPDATE at 2:30  p.m.The name of the motorist in the fatal crash on the Interstate 5 is  Leilani Patrice Lecesne, 39 of Bakersfield. She was traveling northbound, according to initial reports, when she lost control of the vehicle, went off the road and hit a tree at about  7:07 a.m. CHP is reported to have concluded she may have been traveling too fast for the wet conditions.

Frazier Park, Gorman and Pine Mountain Club, CA (Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 10:57 a.m.)—School is back in session throughout the Mountain Community. Electricity service appears stabilized. Winds are mild. The National Weather Service reports that the wind and snow showers will give way to sunny skies this afternoon, with temperatures dipping tonight to 29ºF, then clear days and cold nights continue until Monday, when there is a small chance of snow on Monday and Tuesday. Here is the NWS forecast:

Thursday
April 12, 2018:
A 40 percent chance of snow showers before 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 44. Breezy, with a north northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Thursday night
Mostly clear, with a low around 29. Blustery, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 58. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 36. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 66. East wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 40. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. North northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. West wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south southwest in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Monday
A 10 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 49. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. Blustery, with a west wind 20 to 25 mph becoming north northwest in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Tuesday
A 10 percent chance of snow. Sunny, with a high near 53. Breezy, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 34. North northeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 61. South southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming east northeast in the morning.


Frazier Park, Gorman and Pine Mountain Club, CA
(Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 10:07 a.m.)—Students are starting to arrive at Gorman Elementary, Peak to Peak Mountain Charter and ETUSD schools, including Frazier Mountain High School, Frazier Park School and El Tejon School.

Frazier Park, Pine Mountain Club, CA (Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7 a.m.)—High wind gusts and light snow led the El Tejon Unified School District, Peak to Peak Mountain Charter School and Gorman Elementary School to alert parents that there is a two hour delay for schools in the Mountain Communities this morning. Intermittent electricity failures in some areas have also occurred.

This is part of the April 13, 2018 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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