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Rain, Hail and Snow Make an Unexpected Appearance in the Victor Valley

VICTORVILLE-(  An unexpected weather system surprised Victor Valley residents on Monday afternoon. Weather reports prior to the first signals of light snow flurries in Phelan showed nearly no chance of precipitation with clear skies. Previous weather forecasts did not indicate that there was any chance of rain coming until Monday, January 4th.

As of 3:30 p.m. on Monday evening Hesperia, Victorville and Adelanto residents were reporting light snow, hail and rain. According to National Weather Service, light scattered rain showers should remain until monday evening. Precipitation coupled with freezing temperatures allow for an approximately 10% chance of overnight snow Monday night to Tuesday morning.

Commuters have reported some snow in the Cajon Pass, drivers are reminded to drive carefully taking additional time to get to their destination. State Route 138 from Phelan to the pass is reported to be clear as of Monday afternoon. Freezing overnight temperatures are expected, dropping to as low as 25 degrees in some areas.

Anyone seeing homeless people on the street are encouraged to remind them about the Victor Valley Rescue Mission warming shelter held at the Victor Valley Fairgrounds. The warming shelter will be open every night from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. when temperatures drop below freezing.

The shelter is located at 14800 7th Street in Victorville through gate C  in the Alaska USA building. Anyone wishing to volunteer or donate at the shelter can contact Jeremy George at 760-955-5958.

Pet owners are reminded to bring your pet indoors to prevent weather-related illness or death due to the frigid temperatures.

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