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Unseasonably Wet Summer Monsoon Season In Big Bear Valley

Big Bear Valley, CA, August 30, 2012 – A moist, southerly monsoon flow has once again returned to southern California, for our typical afternoon showers and thunderstorms expected through Friday, with more moisture possible over the holiday weekend and into next week. This has been an unseasonably wet summer monsoon season, and the most consistently active our area has seen in over 20 years, with some areas of the Big Bear Valley already 300% of our normal rainfall thus far for the season, which began back on July 1st. However, as is common with our summer thundershowers, rainfall totals have been quite variable throughout the valley, with the eastern portions of town, such as Big Bear City & Moonridge, to Sugarloaf, Lake Williams & Baldwin Lake, all having received 5-6 inches of rain over the past 2 months, with lesser amounts westward, like Fawnskin with just under 2 and a quarter inches of rain for the season. As we move towards fall, high pressure which has been anchored over the four corners and responsible for our very active monsoon pattern this summer, will begin break down as low pressure starts to develop more frequently along the west coast with the jet stream also beginning its progressive shift to the south. Looking further ahead and our winter outlook, nearly all the dynamic forecast models favor the onset of a weak to moderate...

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Snow Summit Remains Open

Big Bear Valley, CA, April 10, 2012 – Snow Summit is expected to remain open through at least April 15th, with fun and complete services for the whole family including all levels of terrain. Conditions are very good on most runs with 10 to 30 inches of snow and fresh snow is expected this week. K-BEAR meteorologist Ben Brissey says a couple of late season spring storms are on track to impact the area through the second half of the week. Listen to K-BEAR for the latest weather info and road conditions. Bear Mountain is now closed for the season, and Bear Mountain Only season passes will be honored at Snow Summit for the rest of the season. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31459.mp3|titles=Snow Summit Remains...

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Late Season Storm Impacts Big Bear Valley

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 19, 2012, 2:00pm – KBHR Meteorologist Ben Brissey  said today the late season winter storm that blasted the area over the weekend has finally moved out of southern California, but not before dropping one to two feet of new snow on the Big Bear Valley, with nearly 3 feet reported at resort level, bringing our total snowfall for the season to 75 inches, which is 13 inches above average. But we fell short of matching the March miracle of 1991 that dropped 2 & a quarter inches of rain before dumping nearly 30 inches of snow locally. While it has been a great season for snowfall, in comparison rainfall totals are running a bit below normal, with our seasonal average of just under 22 inches, we’ve received nearly 15″ of precipitation, a 7 inch deficit for the season which doesn’t reset until July 1st, so we still have plenty of time to catch up. Spring does officially arrive this week and temperatures will warm-up quite nicely, however mother nature may have other plans, with another storm possible for the weekend. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31417.mp3|titles=KBHR Meteorologist Ben...

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Satellite May Be Seen From Big Bear

Big Bear, Ca, September 23, 2011, 1:00pm – A defunct NASA satellite, which has been falling from orbit over the past few months, is expected to enter the atmosphere tonight.  According to KBHR’s own weatherman, and meteorologist Ben Brissey, the satellite will pass overhead around 7:47 this evening moving from the south west to the east.  Brissey adds that Big Bear may have a great view of the satellite, if it hasn’t burned up in the atmosphere already.  According to NASA, the risk to public safety or property is extremely small, and safety is NASA’s top priority. Since the beginning of the Space Age in the late-1950s, there have been no confirmed reports of an injury resulting from re-entering space objects.  NASA also added that there is no record of significant property damage resulting from a satellite...

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