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.
Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 46. South southeast wind around 10 mph becoming west.
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 33. South wind around 11 mph.
Saturday: Rain. High near 45. South wind between 7 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Saturday Night: Rain. Low around 36. Breezy, with a south wind between 16 and 22 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Sunday: A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Southwest wind around 9 mph.
Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 50.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
Winter Storm Watch
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA
1032 PM PST THU DEC 10 2009
KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING…
A WINTER STORM WATCH FOR THE KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS REMAINS IN
EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.
* TIMING: PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW MAY DEVELOP FRIDAY NIGHT AND
CONTINUE THROUGH LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL
IS EXPECTED ON SATURDAY NIGHT.
* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION: 12 TO 18 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED
ABOVE 6000 FEET.
* WINDS: VERY STRONG WEST WINDS OF 30 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60
MPH ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE PASSES OF THE KERN COUNTY
A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.
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This is part of the December 04, 2009 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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