Quite the storm system moving into southern California tonight. Mudslides are a concern there. Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for the mountains surrounding Los Angeles all the way south to near Tijuana.
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 PM PST THURSDAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow and strong winds. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 2 feet are expected above 5000 feet, with local totals up to 30 inches. Snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches between 4000 feet and 5000 feet. East to southeast winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 60 mph. * WHERE...Los Angeles County Mountains excluding the Santa Monica Range. * WHEN...From 7 PM this evening to 10 PM PST Thursday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are expected due to heavy snow, blowing snow, and fog. Travel, including on higher portions of Interstate 5, Highway 14, and Highway 2 is likely to become very difficult to impossible. Strong winds and heavy snow could cause tree damage and power outages.
Post by thermalwind on Jan 1, 2020 20:36:44 GMT -6
Standing outside looking at the moon through some hazy clouds, with light snow falling on me.
20 degrees. Light NW wind here near Leadville, CO. If not dark, would be looking at the Continental Divide. Looks like maybe an inch falling tonight here. 5-8" in the higher elevations.
Small small flakes falling. Has to be at least 15:1 for the fluff to it. Will post pictures while I'm here.
Snowfall rate surprisingly heavy, though such tiny flakes it takes awhile to build up. Pacific jet meets with a little Arctic spillage. The best dynamics have gotten more overhead, with snow falling despite being on the Lee side of this of ridge.