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.
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:
A 20 percent chance of rain after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. West southwest wind 5 to 15 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.
Thursday April 12, 2018:
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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