Tag: Weather

Southern California was blessed with a very late summer sub tropical rain storm on Tuesday evening courtesy of Hurricane Paine.  Although the rain did little to relieve our drought and expanding lake shoreline, it did give the forest and its residents a nice soaking.  Later that evening we were treated with a spectacular sunset and the fresh smell of rain in the air....

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Deep Snow – Challenging Road Conditions – Power Outages

Big Bear Lake, CA January 7, 2016 -The weather phenomenon El Nino has produced a major pacific storm that has and is still pumping deep snow conditions on Southern California mountains. Snow Summit is reporting two feet of powder has fallen over two days and the snowfall will continue as the National Weather Service has extended the Winter Warning until early Friday morning. Call yourself lucky if you can get to the slopes for a day of powder skiing. For others the roads around Big Bear are a challenge for even experienced mountain drivers with deep snow, accidents and...

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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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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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Red Flag Warning in Effect For Most of Southern California

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