Category: Snow/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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Thanks For A Great Season, From Big Bear Mountain Resorts

Big Bear, CA, April 9th, 2016 – All good things must come to an end, but what an incredible ski season Big Bear Mountain Resorts have had. Snow Summit is now closed for the winter season, but Bear Mountain will remain open until Sunday, April 10th.  Come up and spend the final day of the season with Bear Mountain Resort. Please be sure to check the road and weather conditions before your trip. All ticket purchases will take place at the resort. For more information visit bearmountain.com Thank you for a great...

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Thanks to Big Bear Lake, Ski On!

Big Bear, Ca, March 23, 2016 – Many resorts were hopeful for a longer ski season thanks to El Niño this year, but officials at Mountain High Ski Resort said a dry March has led to an early end to the season. An average season for Mountain High typically ends in mid-April, but the prolonged drought has proven an unrelenting adversary for the ski resort. The two ski resorts in Big Bear, Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, run by Mammoth Resorts, should remain open until April, say Big Bear Mountain Resort officials. Nearby, officials at Snow Valley Mountain Resort, in...

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Quick Hitting Pacific Storm to Roll Through This Afternoon and Evening

Big Bear, CA, March 11, 2016 – A fast-moving but vigorous Pacific cold front will sweep across our region from this afternoon through this evening. This system will spread brief heavy rain, high mountain snow, and strong winds to the area. There will also be isolated thunderstorms over the coast, valleys and mountains. The main impact will be widespread wind gusts over 40 mph. Secure loose objects such as garbage cans and lawn furniture. When you’re on the road, slow down. Crosswinds make it harder to control vehicles, especially high profile and/or lightweight vehicles. If driving in the desert, visibility...

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El Nino, Not Quite The Blockbuster Many Had Hoped For

Big Bear, CA, February 29th, 2016 – After a sunny February, the hopes that El Nino storms would go a long way toward restoring California’s water supplies and correcting the damage done by years of drought are now fading. Instead, the new assumption is that in April, the state government will renew strict rules mandating water conservation in local water districts for another year. “It’s already a less dire situation, given the precipitation we have received so far this winter. But it would have to rain almost every day — storm after storm after storm — in March for there to be no drought rules this summer,” Max Gomberg, a top official with the State Water Resources Control Board. Nevertheless, this dry period isn’t as bad news for the region as it might seem, because the giant Metropolitan Water District of Southern California gets 30 percent of its water from Northern California via the State Water Project’s 444-mile-long aqueduct. As of Feb. 22, the Sierra Nevada snow pack, which feeds the state water system, was 94 percent of normal. Northern California and the Pacific Northwest have gotten soaked, while Southern California has been left pretty dry (with a few notable exceptions). Many of California’s most populous cities haven’t witnessed an especially remarkable winter to date. This isn’t quite the blockbuster year that many had hoped for (especially in the south). The...

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