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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
502 AM PST SAT JAN 21 2017

...STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY SNOWFALL FOR LATE SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...

.THE THIRD AND MOST POWERFUL IN THE SEQUENCE OF STORMS TO IMPACT
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WILL BRING PERIODS OF STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY
SNOWFALL FOR LATE SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

CAZ055-212230-
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SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...CRESTLINE...LAKE ARROWHEAD...
BIG BEAR CITY...BIG BEAR LAKE...RUNNING SPRINGS...WRIGHTWOOD
502 AM PST SAT JAN 21 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON SUNDAY TO 6 PM PST
MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN DIEGO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON SUNDAY TO 6 PM PST
MONDAY.

* SNOW LEVELS...NEAR 5000 FEET EARLY SUNDAY...RISING TO AROUND
  6500 FEET EARLY SUNDAY EVENING...THEN FALLING TO 4500 TO 5000
  FEET LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...AND AROUND 3500 FEET MONDAY.

* WINDS...AREAS OF SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS STRENGTHENING TO 25 TO
  35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 65 MPH...BECOMING SOUTHWEST TO WEST LATE
  SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. DAMAGING GUSTS TO 90 MPH NEAR MOUNTAIN
  RIDGE TOPS AND ALONG DESERT SLOPES FOR SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND
  EVENING.

* SNOW...DEVELOPING SUNDAY...BECOMING HEAVY AT TIMES FOR LATE
  SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING WITH SNOW SHOWERS CONTINUING
  THROUGH MONDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 INCHES OF MORE ABOVE 4000 FEET...WITH 1
  TO 2 FEET ABOVE 6000 FEET...AND MORE THAN 2 FEET ABOVE 7000
  FEET.

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

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE DANGEROUS AT TIMES OVER THE MOUNTAINS
  DUE TO SNOW COVERED ROADS...STRONG WINDS AND LOW VISIBILITY.
  DANGEROUS CROSS WINDS EXPECTED FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.
  WINDS MAY CAUSE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE AND KNOCK DOWN TREES AND
  POWER LINES.

* OUTLOOK...SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE AT TIMES FOR MONDAY NIGHT
  AND TUESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY.  IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

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