Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
157 PM PST SUN DEC 28 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.A VERY STRONG...COLD STORM ORIGINATING IN THE GULF OF ALASKA WILL MOVE
SOUTHEAST INTO CANADA...THEN SOUTH INTO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. SNOW
LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO RAPIDLY FALL WITH THE SYSTEM TUESDAY NIGHT
INTO WEDNESDAY...REACHING AROUND 2000 FEET BY WEDNESDAY MORNING.
THIS SHOULD BRING SNOW TO THE DESERT FLOOR IN THE APPLE VALLEY TO
LUCERNE VALLEY AREA...AND SNOW TO ALL MOUNTAIN AREAS. THE
SNOW SHOWERS SHOULD TAPER OFF WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...BEGINNING
FIRST IN THE NORTHERN AREAS.

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SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-APPLE AND LUCERNE VALLEYS-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...ANGELUS OAKS...BALDWIN LAKE...
BARTON FLATS...BIG BEAR CITY...BIG BEAR LAKE...CRESTLINE...
FAWNSKIN...FOREST FALLS...I-15 AT CAJON SUMMIT...
I-15 AT 3500 FEET...LAKE ARROWHEAD...MOUNT BALDY...
MOUNTAIN HOME VILLAGE...OAK GLEN...PHELAN...RUNNING SPRINGS...
TWIN PEAKS...WRIGHTWOOD...AGUANGA...ANZA...GARNER VALLEY...
IDYLLWILD...MOUNTAIN CENTER...PINE COVE...PINYON PINES...
VISTA GRANDE...BOULEVARD...CAMERON...CAMPO...CUYAMACA...
DESCANSO...JULIAN...LAKE HENSHAW...MORENA VILLAGE...
MOUNT LAGUNA...OAK GROVE...PINE HILLS...PINE VALLEY...RANCHITA...
SANTA YSABEL...WARNER SPRINGS...ADELANTO...APPLE VALLEY...
EL MIRAGE...HELENDALE...HESPERIA...LUCERNE VALLEY...VICTORVILLE
157 PM PST SUN DEC 28 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN DIEGO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW LEVELS...AROUND 3000 FEET WEDNESDAY EVENING...RAPIDLY
  LOWERING OVERNIGHT TO NEAR 2000 FEET BY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* TIMING...TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...GENERALLY 2 TO 4 INCHES ON THE DESERT FLOOR
  WITH AROUND 4 TO 8 INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO OVER 50 MPH
  THROUGH PASSES AND OVER RIDGES TUESDAY EVENING...SHIFTING TO
  NORTH EARLY WEDNESDAY.

* VISIBILITY...VISIBILITIES OCCASIONALLY REDUCED TO BELOW ONE-HALF
  MILE IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...MAJOR TRAVEL PROBLEMS DUE TO SNOW AND ICE ON MOST
  ROADWAYS IN THE MOUNTAINS AND HIGHER DESERT AREAS.

* OUTLOOK...SHOWERS WILL TAPER OFF DURING THE EVENING WEDNESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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