Ben's Weather Forecast Updated: Tuesday, Apr 07 @ 10:22pm *** WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING ***
We've enjoyed a decent late-season storm across Southern California the last few days with around an inch of rain in the Big Bear Valley and a few inches of snow, up to a foot of new snow has fallen across the higher elevations at resort level and off to our west. This storm system remains stalled out off the California coast and in no hurry to leave anytime soon, unsettled weather may stay with us through at least Friday, possibly lingering into the weekend. Snow showers will continue overnight as the snow level falls to around 6,000 feet, lower in the upper 20's to lower 30's. The center of this low will inch closer to our area Wednesday with snow showers continuing, a few thunderstorms are also possible. The snow level will lower to near 5,000 feet and should hover there for the remainder of the week. Conditions will cold and breezy out there with highs in the 30's along with southwest winds 5-15mph at times. As wrap-around moisture increases, snow showers will persist Thursday and Friday, tapering off late Friday as this low slowly exits the area. With the rain we have received, that would have translated to nearly a foot of snow, either way, it's great moisture and we're not out of the woods yet with additional snowfall accumulations of 6-12"+ still possible through Friday. Expect fair and warmer weather over the weekend with clearing skies Saturday making for a nice Easter Sunday!
While highly discouraged, if you must travel this week, do so with extreme caution and carry along extra food, water, and warm clothing in the event you become stranded and alwayscarry chains.
Good Early Morning! Big Bear City, California (6,800ft.) UPDATED @ 04:26 AM
Currently Overcast at 600 ft Temperature: 31.0ºF Winds: NW @ 0 mph Feels Like: 31ºF ∙Humidity: 94% Barometer: 29.983 & Steady Dewpoint: 29.5ºF∙Wetbulb: 30.4ºF Current UV Index: 0.0 ∙ Solar: 0
Rainfall Past Hour: 0.00" Snow
Storm Total: 2-5" (5-9" @ Resort Level)
Today High: 33.7ºF @ 12:00 AM ∙Low: 31.0ºF @ 4:20 AM Max Wind Gust: 10.4 mph @ 12:10 AM Rain: 0.00" ∙ Snow: 0.00" Sunrise: 6:21 am ∙ Sunset: 7:09 pm Current Air Quality:Good
Current Fire Threat: Low-Moderate