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  • Winter Storm Watch for Catalina Island County, California
  • Winter Storm Watch issued January 07 at 1:32PM PST until January 09 at 10:00PM PST by NWS
  • Effective: Monday, January 8, 2018 at 4 p.m.
  • Expires: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 10 p.m.
  • ...PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS AND VERY STRONG AND
    POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
    EVENING...
    .A strong storm system will generate strong and potentially
    damaging southerly winds gusting up to 70 mph across the
    mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, including
    Interstate 5 near the Grapevine. Light snowfall could begin at
    the higher elevations Monday afternoon, with heavier snowfall
    possible Monday night into early Tuesday morning. Snow levels
    will rapidly drop early Tuesday morning, with scattered snow
    showers persisting into Tuesday evening. Snow levels will
    initially be 8000 to 9000 feet Monday into Monday night, lowering
    rapidly to 4000 to 5000 feet on Tuesday. There will still be
    enough moisture to potentially bring light snow and icy
    conditions across the Interstate 5 Corridor near the Grapevine
    Tuesday into Tuesday evening.
    ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON
    THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...
    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Snowfall accumulations will range from 8
    to 18 inches above 8000 feet, 3 to 6 inches between 6000 and
    8000 feet, and 1 to 3 inches possible between 4000 and 6000
    feet.
    * SNOW LEVELS...Snow levels will initially be around 8000 to 9000
    feet Monday into Monday night, lowering rapidly to between 4000
    and 5000 feet Tuesday.
    * WINDS...Southerly winds 25 to 40 mph with damaging gusts to 70
    mph possible. Strongest at higher elevations and near the
    Grapevine.
    * IMPACTS...Heavy snow, gusty winds, low visibilities in blowing
    snow and icy roads make for dangerous driving conditions and
    could lead to road closures and travel delays. In addition,
    extended exposure to cold and wind could be life threatening.
    Light snow accumulations and icy conditions will be possible
    for Interstate 5 near the Grapevine Tuesday into Tuesday
    evening.

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