Frazier Mountain Park pond surrounded by an inch of snow on Tuesday morning, Dec. 13. [photo by The Mountain Enterprise]
UPDATE FRAZIER PARK, LEBEC, PINE MOUNTAIN, CA, (Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 at 5:40 a.m.)—Roads are clear and the Interstate 5 Grapevine is open. In Pine Mountain there has been a one-quarter inch dusting of snow. From Lake of the Woods to Lebec, snow accumulation was up to one inch. Despite the National Weather Service alerts (see below) there has been little storm activity in this area from Sunday through Monday and into Tuesday morning. We will make updates here if the situation changes. At this time the roads appear clear.
Please drive cautiously, as low temperatures can leave hidden ice on the road and in shaded curves of mountain passes.
FRAZIER PARK, CA (Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.)—El Tejon Unified School District Maintenance, Operations and Transportation (MOT) Supervisor Fernando Nieto reports that in the next 30 minutes the district will send home from all schools those students who live in Cuddy Valley, Pinon Pines or Pine Mountain.
FRAZIER PARK, PINE MOUNTAIN, CA (Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 at 10:45 a.m.)—Snow reports around the mountain are as follows:
Interstate 5 (The Grapevine)
CHP Officer Robert Shuck reports that Interstate 5 (The Grapevine) is open at this time and that they are monitoring conditions.
ETUSD (El Tejon Unified School District)
Fernando Nieto reports that the district is monitoring snowfall around the mountain and has a plan in place to close schools and send students home as the need arises. [Nieto will call us when they make a decision to close]
Wet snow is falling at Gorman School and, according to Lise Wastaferro, school officials are now preparing to send students home.
Antiques on the Grapevine
Jan Baird reports that snow is beginning to stick in Gorman.
Old Ridge Route Antiques
Paula Clevenger says they’ve got big fluffy snowflakes at her store in Lebec, next to the post office.
UPDATE, FRAZIER PARK, PINE MOUNTAIN, CA (Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 at 4:30 a.m.)—Despite predictions, there was no snow or rain last night. No precipitation is occurring at this time. No snowfall, no winds. The Grapevine is clear.
FRAZIER PARK, PINE MOUNTAIN, CA (Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.)—Winter Storm Warning by the National Weather Service can affect the Interstate-5 Grapevine. Watch this site for updates on conditions as they occur.
Special Weather Statement
Tonight (Sunday): A chance of rain and snow showers, mainly after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Monday: Snow. High near 39. Southeast wind between 6 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Monday Night: Snow. Low around 19. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. East northeast wind around 9 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. North northwest wind between 6 and 8 mph.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 44.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.
Thursday Night: A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Friday: A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 41.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.
This is part of the December 09, 2011 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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