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  • Winter Storm Watch for San Bernardino and Riverside County Valleys -The Inland Empire County, California
  • Winter Storm Watch issued January 29 at 8:54PM PST until February 01 at 10:00AM PST by NWS
  • Effective: Friday, January 29, 2016 at 8:54 p.m.
  • Expires: Monday, February 1, 2016 at 10 a.m.
  • ...WINTER STORM WATCH FOR THE MOUNTAINS SATURDAY AFTERNOON
    THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...
    .A DEVELOPING PACIFIC STORM WILL STRENGTHEN AS IT MOVES THROUGH
    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LATE SUNDAY. AHEAD OF THE STORM...WINDS WILL
    INCREASE OVER THE RIDGES ON SATURDAY...AND THERE WILL BE A CHANCE
    OF SOME LIGHT SNOW ON THE HIGHEST PEAKS. SNOWFALL WILL BECOME
    HEAVIER SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES
    AND PUSHES SOUTHEAST SUNDAY NIGHT. HEAVY SNOWFALL SUNDAY EVENING
    IS EXPECTED TO ACCUMULATE RAPIDLY ABOVE 6000 FEET...ALONG WITH
    STRONG SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS...CREATING NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS
    FOR SEVERAL HOURS DUE TO FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW. GUSTY WEST
    WINDS WILL CONTINUE INTO MONDAY WITH THE SNOWFALL ENDING FROM
    NORTH TO SOUTH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.
    ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
    THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...
    * SNOW LEVELS...8000 FT SATURDAY EVENING...LOWERING TO 7000 FT
    SUNDAY MORNING...THEN 6000 TO 6500 FT SUNDAY AFTERNOON...AND
    CRASHING TO 3500 TO 4000 FT LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.
    * WINDS...WEST 30 TO 45 MPH SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY
    MORNING...THEN STRENGTHENING TO 35 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 60 TO
    70 MPH LATE SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.
    * PRECIPITATION TIMING...LIGHT PRECIPITATION DEVELOPING IN THE
    MOUNTAINS LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...
    THEN WIDESPREAD AND MODERATE TO HEAVY PRECIPITATION SUNDAY
    AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY NIGHT.
    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...TRACE TO 1 INCH 3500 TO 4000 FT...2 TO 5
    INCHES 4000 TO 5000 FT...3 TO 10 INCHES 5000 TO 6000 FT...8 TO
    16 INCHES 6000 TO 7000 FT...10 TO 20 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FT.
    * VISIBILITY...LOCALLY REDUCED TO NEAR ZERO AT TIMES IN FALLING
    AND BLOWING SNOW.
    * IMPACTS...RESIDENTS AND TRAVELERS INTO THE MOUNTAINS SHOULD BE
    PREPARED FOR HAZARDOUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS. IF TRAVEL IS
    NECESSARY...CARRY CHAINS AND TAKE EXTRA FOOD AND CLOTHING.

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