It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and you can tell by the cooler temperatures and the reported chance of snow fall. According to the National Weather Service, a storm system moving over the area from the north will create rain and snow for our local mountains and passes. Snow fall levels are reported to be at 3,000 ft., this means parts of the Victor Valley can expect a light dusting of snow.
A high wind warning has been issued and remains in effect from 10am to Saturday to 8am Sunday. A high wind warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gust of 58 mph can lead to property damage.
The greatest impact will be in the mountains where strong and gusty winds will combine with heavy snowfall. High temperatures will also be 15 to 20 degrees F below normal. Conditions will begin to improve by Sunday afternoon.
Winds will make driving difficult, especially for motorist with high-profile vehicles. Reduced visibility and blowing sand and dust may create hazardous driving conditions in some areas. Watch for Debris on roadways and broken tree limbs.
Big Bear resorts have been busy making snow for the past for 48 hours and both mountains are limited open. CHP is requiring chains for anyone traveling on highway 330 in to the mountains. Please note that no matter if chains are not being required. The law requires you to carry chains in your vehicle at all times.
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