Category: Snow/Weather

Prepare for Flooding Before it Occurs – Local Agencies Offer Free Sandbags

  Big Bear, CA, February 22nd, 2016 – Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States.  In fact, flooding causes more than $2 billion in property damage every year.  The effects of El Nin?o could continue well into March, and Big Bear Fire Department encourages all Valley residents and businesses to plan ahead.  Agencies within Big Bear Valley have stocked up with sand and sandbags to help the Valley’s residents protect their homes and businesses in the event that flooding occurs. Properly placed sandbags should redirect water, mud and debris reducing the risk of property damage.  Local authorities suggest getting...

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High Winds Accompany Incoming Storm

Big Bear, CA, February 17, 2016 – According to the National Weather Service, a storm approaching from the Pacific Northwest today will drive a cold front south across the state on Thursday. The storm will generate strong, possibly damaging winds over the mountains and adjacent desert areas of San Bernardino County. All mountains of Southern California will see strong winds Wednesday night into Thursday. But the area of greatest concern for wind extends along the ridge tops of the San Bernardino Mountains and adjacent desert foothill areas from Pinion Hills and Phelan, east through Hesperia, to near Lucerne Valley. Highways 18 and 247...

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Big Bear Is One Of The Most Important And Amazing Ski And Snowboard Destinations In The Country

Big Bear, CA, February 13th, 2016 – Did you know that Big Bear is one of the most important and amazing ski and snowboard destinations in the country?  According to a new article in Ski Magazine, it just might be. Big Bear Mountain Resorts is a fantastic winter sports location, and it’s not just because of the beautiful snow and stunning scenery… it’s because of the wide variety of people it attracts.  Just in lining up for the lift or grabbing a bite at the Beach Bar your’re apt to see a vast array of our world’s different cultures and lifestyles, and they’re all about just having a great time. This diversity of clientele is what all winter sports resorts aspire to…even more specifically, the goal is to attract multi-ethnic Millennials from different economic circumstances to the slopes.  Millennials think and consume differently, and the ski industry must cater to them as clients if it is to continue to flourish.  Big Bear is the best example of how to make that happen. So grab your snow gear, grab your friends, and head to the slopes of Big Bear! You’re going to have an awesome...

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Winter Storm Underway

Big Bear CA, January 31st, 2016 – Our current winter storm is now underway and the National Weather Service predicts rain with snow today likely before 10am, then just snow. Chance of precipitation is 100% and new snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches is possible during the day, as well as some thunder.  As we move into Sunday night an additional 3 to 5 inches of snow is possible.  Along with very heavy winds with gusts as high as 55 mph. As the snow continues to fall the roads will become more of a challenge to drive on....

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Another Winter Storm Is On Its Way, Are You Prepared?

Big Bear, CA, January 30th, 2016 – A winter storm is on the horizon for this weekend with predictions of another 3-8 inches in the Big Bear Valley, are you prepared?  Follow these simple and helpful tips to get ready. Stock up on essential food items for the next four to five days.  Some great foods to include are Canned Tuna, Potatoes, Peanut Butter, Soup, Tortillas, Honey, Fruits, Meats, and Veggies. Also Stock up on bottled water just in case of a pipe burst, freeze, or leak. Have firewood and flashlights on hand in case of a power outage....

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