Our powerful early season storm has exited the area, not before wringing out some very beneficial rainfall across the region. Nearly 2" of rain fell at the Dam to over an inch in Big Bear Lake, trailing downward to around half an inch towards the east end of the valley. Areas further to our west did amazingly well also with upwards of 2-3" across our Rim communities. Snowfall totals also did as expected with just a light dusting from 7,000-9,000 feet to several inches over 10,000ft. If traveling up or down the mountain this week watch for areas of rocks or debris down on the highway along with patchy areas of ice through this morning. Residual moisture will bring us partly cloudy skies today, continued cool and breezy with highs in the lower 50's, northerly winds around 5-15mph. High pressure will strengthen during the second half of the week pushin g daytime temperatures back into the 60's, while overnight lows drop into the upper 20's and 30's. Weak offshore gradients will generate light east to northeast winds around 5-10mph at times. High pressure will flatten out over the weekend as another Pacific trough deepens off the west coast. This will lead to some minor cooling, but no precipitation is in our forecast through early next as the action stays north of us, for now.
Good Night! Big Bear City, California (6,800ft.) UPDATED @ 01:16 AM