FRAZIER PARK, PINE MOUNTAIN, LEBEC (Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, 9:25 p.m.)—The National Weather Service reports no rain or snow in the forecast through Thursday, Dec. 17. Roads are open from I-5 to Pine Mountain.
FRAZIER PARK, PINE MOUNTAIN, LEBEC (Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, 5 a.m.)—A 50 percent chance of rain and snow is predicted by the National Weather Service during the day. The Grapevine and roads are clear at 5 a.m. with gusty winds. Drive slowly, Remember that hydroplaning on wet roads is a major hazard, so slow down and plan ahead. Check that your tires, lights and windshield wipers are in good condition. Leave early and drive slowly.
FRAZIER PARK, PINE MOUNTAIN, LEBEC (Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, 6 a.m.)—All roads are open. The temperature has been above freezing and light intermittent rainfall rather than snow has been the result overnight. At the top of Mount Pinos and surrounding mountains new snowfall has occurred. The National Weather Service revised its prediction from 80 percent chance of rain today to 50 percent. Drive slowly, Remember that hydroplaning on wet roads is a major hazard, so slow down and plan ahead by leaving early and driving with caution.
FRAZIER PARK, PINE MOUNTAIN, LEBEC (Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, 5:45 a.m.)—All roads are open. As predicted by the National Weather Service, a wet storm blew in on Thursday evening. Because temperatures were above freezing, a welcome rain was received by the Mountain Communities area without snow or ice. By early Friday morning there were occasional high gusts of wind. Motorists are advised to plan ahead so you can drive slowly and with care.
FRAZIER PARK (Thursday, Dec. 10, 10:25 a.m.)—A National Weather Service Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Thursday night through Sunday. Some storm gusts are anticipated as high as 60 m.p.h. through local mountain passes with showers and snowfall possible Thursday and Saturday night. Below is the daily forcast and the storm watch.
Winter Storm Warning
Today: A 50 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 39 by noon, then falling to around 26 during the remainder of the day. West wind between 8 and 13 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Northwest wind between 3 and 6 mph.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 42. North northwest wind between 3 and 5 mph.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. Light southeast wind.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. Light south wind.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 52.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
Winter Storm Watch
539 AM PST SAT DEC 12 2009
…PERIODS OF RAIN AND GUSTY WINDS TO AFFECT CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
THROUGH THE WEEKEND…
OCCASIONAL SHOWERS WILL PERSIST IN THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY AND
ADJACENT FOOTHILLS THIS MORNING. ANOTHER IN A SERIES OF PACIFIC
STORMS WILL MOVE INTO CENTRAL CALIFORNIA THIS AFTERNOON AND
IN THE MOUNTAINS, RAINFALL WILL BE IN THE ONE TO TWO INCH
THESE RAINFALL AMOUNTS COULD CAUSE SOME MINOR FLOODING OF LOW
LYING AREAS…WITH THE USUAL URBAN PONDING OF WATER AT
INTERSECTIONS AND UNDERPASSES.
LOCALLY GUSTY SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON
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This is part of the December 11, 2009 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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