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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
105 PM PST FRI FEB 27 2015

...SNOW SHOWERS WITH HEAVY SNOWFALL AT TIMES SATURDAY THROUGH
MONDAY IN THE HIGHER MOUNTAINS...

.A STORM FROM THE NORTH WILL BRING LOWER SNOW LEVELS AND PERIODS
OF SNOW SHOWERS FOR TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH HEAVIER
SNOWFALL AT TIMES SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

CAZ055-056-058-280600-
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SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BIG BEAR CITY...
BIG BEAR LAKE...LAKE ARROWHEAD...RUNNING SPRINGS...WRIGHTWOOD
105 PM PST FRI FEB 27 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING ABOVE 5000 FEET ELEVATION IN EFFECT FROM
4 PM SATURDAY TO 4 PM PST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN DIEGO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND STRONG WINDS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
4 PM SATURDAY TO 4 PM PST MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* SNOW LEVELS...INITIALLY AROUND 7000 FEET...FALLING TO 5000 FEET
  LATE SATURDAY...AND AROUND 4500 FEET FOR SUNDAY AND MONDAY WITH
  LOCALLY LOWER SNOW LEVELS.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF HEAVIER SNOWFALL ARE POSSIBLE SATURDAY
  NIGHT INTO SUNDAY...AND POSSIBLY AGAIN ON MONDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...LESS THAN 4 INCHES FOR 4000 TO 5000
  FEET...4 TO 8 INCHES FOR 5000 TO 6000 FT...8 TO 12 INCHES FOR
  6000 TO 7000 FT...WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS EXCEEDING 12 INCHES ABOVE
  7000 FEET.

* WINDS...AREAS OF SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS
  TO 50 MPH. WINDS WILL ALSO BE THIS STRONG FOR SOME MOUNTAIN
  AREAS BELOW 5000 FEET ELEVATION.

* VISIBILITY...REDUCED BELOW ONE QUARTER AT TIMES IN SNOW...
  BLOWING SNOW...AND/OR FOG.

* IMPACTS...RESIDENTS AND TRAVELERS INTO HIGHER ELEVATIONS IN THE
  MOUNTAINS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER
  CONDITIONS AND POSSIBLE ROAD CLOSURES. IF POSSIBLE...CARRY
  CHAINS AND TAKE EXTRA FOOD AND CLOTHING.

* OUTLOOK...LINGERING SHOWERS MAY CONTINUE TUESDAY WITH DRY
  WEATHER RETURNING WEDNESDAY.

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.

&&

$$

MM



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