The National Weather Service (NWS) has advised state agencies of cold weather coming into California beginning as early as Friday Dec.12 and possibly lasting for up to three weeks. Cold weather with periods of rain and snow are expected. Beginning on Sunday, Dec. 14, high temperatures may only reach the mid 40s with periods of rain and snow at elevations as low as 1000 feet. Monday and Tuesday are projected to be the coldest periods of the first of three cold waves expected through about Saturday, Dec. 20. Periods of freezing temperatures are likely.
The Frazier Park substation of the Kern County Sheriff’s Office asks the public to enjoy snow fall responsibly. They welcome everyone to visit the beautiful mountain communities to enjoy the snow, the scenery and the wonderful local merchants.
The Mountain Communities have specific public areas open for snow play. They ask everyone to park legally and not to trespass on private property. Trespassers may be cited or arrested. Illegally parked vehicles will be cited and/or towed.
Be mindful that trespassing, vandalism, littering and illegal parking laws will be enforced. Deputies and CHP Officers will be working diligently to ensure everyone has a safe, legal, and fun weekend in the snow.
ROAD CLOSURES IN LOS PADRES FOREST:
The Forest Service has begun closing some roads in Los Padres National Forest for the winter season. Forest visitors in our area are strongly advised to call the Forest Service office at Chuchupate Ranger Station (661-245-3731) for the latest conditions, closures and permit requirements.
Additional roads may be closed intermittently during wet weather. The closures are needed to prevent damage to unpaved road surfaces and to minimize public safety hazards. A list of national forest roads subject to seasonal or temporary closures is available in the “Current Conditions” section of the Los Padres National Forest website at http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/lospadres/conditions.
This is part of the December 12, 2008 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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