Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
444 AM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...MODERATE SNOW THURSDAY IN THE HIGHER MOUNTAINS...

...HEAVY SNOW FRIDAY IN THE MOUNTAINS...

.TWO STORMS WILL MOVE THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THURSDAY INTO
SATURDAY. THE FIRST ONE WILL ARRIVE LATE TONIGHT AND BRING
MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW TONIGHT AND THURSDAY. THE SECOND
STORM WILL ARRIVE FRIDAY AND BRING AREAS OF HEAVY SNOW FRIDAY AND
FRIDAY NIGHT. THE SNOW LEVEL WILL MOSTLY BE BETWEEN 5000 AND 5500
FEET. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE HIGHLY VARIABLE... BUT SOME
LOCATIONS COULD RECEIVE OVER 6 INCHES OF SNOW THURSDAY AND OVER
ONE FOOT OF SNOW FRIDAY. A THIRD STORM WILL BRING RAIN SUNDAY...
THEN TURN TO SNOW SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY. STRONG GUSTY WINDS
WILL OCCUR AT TIMES AS WELL ALONG WITH DENSE FOG.

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SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...CRESTLINE...LAKE ARROWHEAD...
BIG BEAR CITY...BIG BEAR LAKE...RUNNING SPRINGS...WRIGHTWOOD...
IDYLLWILD-PINE COVE
444 AM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS
EVENING TO 4 AM PST FRIDAY...
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT
THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

* SNOW LEVELS...MOSTLY BETWEEN 5000 AND 5500 FEET... BUT LOCALLY
  LOWER ON THE NORTH SLOPES.

* TIMING...MODERATE SNOW TONIGHT AND THURSDAY WITH HEAVY SNOW
  FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 8 INCHES ABOVE 6000 FEET TONIGHT AND
  THURSDAY WITH 8 TO 16 INCHES FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT. A FEW
  INCHES COULD FALL AS LOW AS AROUND 5000 FEET.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH WITH LOCAL GUSTS
  OVER 50 MPH THURSDAY. WINDS 25 TO 45 MPH WITH LOCAL GUSTS OVER
  65 MPH FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT.

* VISIBILITY...NEAR ZERO AT TIMES IN SNOW... BLOWING SNOW AND
  FOG.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE DANGEROUS AT TIMES OVER THE MOUNTAINS
  DUE TO SNOWFALL AND LOW VISIBILITY.

* OUTLOOK...A WARMER STORM WILL BRING MORE RAIN THAN SNOW
  SUNDAY...BUT WILL TURN TO SNOW SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE
TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED
VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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