Tag: Big Bear Snow

Weather in the Big Bear Valley

Big Bear, CA, Sept. 27, 2014 – According to the National Weather Service, the warmest month in Big Bear is July, with a daily average temperature of 65 degrees. The coolest month is January, with a daily average temperature of 34 degrees. There are an average of 2 days each year with highs over 90 degrees with the highest temperature ever recorded being 94 degrees on July 15, 1998, while the lowest ever recorded was -25 degrees on January 29, 1979. Freezing temperatures have occurred in every month, on an average of 186 days each year. Due to the elevation of the weather station, precipitation is greater than in the San Bernardino lowlands, averaging just over 21 inches of rain per year. The maximum 24 hour rainfall was 9.5 inches on December 6, 1966. Measurable rainfall normally occurs 45 days per year with mountain thunderstorms occasionally producing heavy rainfall, even in midsummer. Big Bear’s climate is considered ‘Warm-summer Mediterranean’. The Big Bear Valley normally receives significant winter snow because of it high elevation. Snowfall, at lake level, averages 72 inches per season with upwards of 100 inches accumulating on the ridges above 8000 feet. The most snow in 24 hours was 27 inches on March 27, 1991 with the greatest depth of snow being 58 inches on February 3, 1979. There are normally 18 days per year with measurable...

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Still Plenty of Snow in Big Bear

Big Bear, Ca March 12, 2011 12:00 pm – While the Big Bear Valley is enjoying spring-like temperatures and clear days, there is still plenty of snow on the mountain slopes.  Now is the time for special discounts offered by the resorts.  Today only, ski and snowboard enthusiasts can get up to $13 off tickets for tomorrow’s Super Sunday on the Snow.  The tickets must be purchased online to receive the discount.  Also available are Screamin’ Deal season passes, good for the rest of this year and all of next year’s snow season too.  This pass can be used at tonight’s final night session at Snow Summit.  There are races and events planned at both resorts through the end of March and into April.  With 3 to 5 feet of snow still on the slopes, there is time to enjoy good snowboarding and skiing in Big Bear. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30517.mp3|titles=Still Time to Enjoy the...

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Winter Has Arrived: Make Sure You Have Chains In Your Vehicle

Big Bear, Ca, November 16, 2010, 5:00pm – As the winter weather approaches, KBHR and Cal Trans would like to remind you of chain requirements.  All vehicles, including those with four-wheel drive or snow tires, should carry chains when traveling in the mountains in the winter months.  According to Cal Trans, if you don’t have chains in your possession, you may not be allowed to proceed up the mountain in snowy weather.  When highway signs indicate that chains are required, you must stop and install chains, or risk being cited, and fined.  Do not stop in a traffic lane, instead pull safely off the roadway to install chains.  The speed limit when chains are required is 25, 30, or 35 miles per hour.  The following are the chain control restrictions.  R-1 restrictions are when Chains or snow tires are required.  R-2 restrictions require chains on all vehicles except four-wheel drives or all wheel drives with snow tires.  R-3 restrictions require chains for ALL vehicles, no exceptions.   R1 and R2 are the most common chain controls.  Remember to keep chains or cables in your vehicle, as it may snow when you least expect it.  KBHR will keep you updated on chain restrictions this winter both on air, and on our website at kbhr933.com.  [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30231.mp3|titles=Have Chains In Winter...

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