49º ~ 30's 34º ~ 20's 32º ~ 20's 33º ~ 10's 34º ~ 10's 39º ~ 10's 41º ~ 10's
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Clearing & Cold
Ben's Weather Forecast (updated Friday, Feb. 27th @ 1:30pm © 2015): ***WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT THIS WEEKEND***
Forecast remains on track for a potent low pressure system to bring a wintery blast to the area this weekend, but we could squeeze in one more decent day out there with partly cloudy skies today, locally breezy and a tad cooler with highs in the upper 40's to around 50 degrees. Clouds and winds will be in the increase this evening with even a few scattered showers possible by tonight, mainly late becoming likely as we head into Saturday and Sunday as low pressure drops into the area. Snow levels could start off around 7,000 late Friday, but lower to near 5,000 Saturday morning to around 4,000 feet by Sunday. This storm will also be accompanied by strong & gusty west winds to 25-45mph tonight through tomorrow before decreasing Sunday. The heaviest snowfall should fall later Saturday into Sunday as the low moves through the area, continuing into Monday with wrap around moisture as the low moves inland, even some thundersnow is possible. As far as accumulations go, still expecting in the neighborhood of 6-12 inches locally, with upwards of 1-2 feet possible in a few isolated areas. Highs over the weekend will tumble into the 30's with lows into the teens & 20's, where we'll stay throughout much of next week. This system is expected to exit the area Monday but fast on its heels another weaker storm will move through Monday night into Tuesday, then it looks like we'll finally start to clear things out Wednesday. Still a very dynamic situation, so be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions if traveling into the mtns this weekend; carry tire chains along with extra food, water & blankets in the event you become stranded and check back often here for your only regular updates throughout this storm.

Good Afternoon!

Big Bear City, California @ 6,790'

Temperature: 35.9ºF
Winds: W @ 6 mph
Heat Index: 35.9ºF Wind Chill: 30.9ºF
Barometer: 29.744 & Falling slowly
Humidity: 78% Dewpoint: 29.7ºF
Wetbulb: 33.7ºF
UV Index: 0.0
Rainfall Past Hour: 0.00"

High: 49.6ºF @ 11:43 AM Low: 28.1ºF @ 1:32 AM
Max Wind Gust: 26 mph @ 7:09 AM
Rain: 0.00" Snow: 0.00"
Sunrise: 6:14 AM Sunset: 5:38 PM

High: 53.8ºF @ 2:09 PM Low: 21.6ºF @ 5:52 AM
Rain: 0.00 " Snow Storm Total: 8" (10" @ Local Resorts)

High: 63.5ºF 2/4 Low: 17.7ºF
Max Wind Gust: 28 mph
Rain: 0.05" Snow: 8"

High: 86.7 °F on 7/1/2014 Low: -4.5 °F on 1/1/2015
Max Wind Gust: 47 mph on 12/12/2014
Rain: 11.90" Snow: 30" (Normal: 40")