Riverside County Mountains-Including The San Jacinto Ranger District Of The San Bernardino National Forest Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Watch
Statement as of 2:59 AM PST on February 27, 2015

... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Saturday afternoon
through Monday afternoon above 5000 feet...

* snow levels... initially around 7000 feet... falling to 5000 to
5500 feet late Saturday... and around 4500 feet for Sunday and
Monday with locally lower snow levels.

* Timing... periods of heavier snowfall are possible Saturday night
into Sunday... and possibly again on Monday.

* Snow accumulations... less than 4 inches for 4000 to 5000
feet... 4 to 8 inches for 5000 to 6000 ft... 8 to 12 inches for
6000 to 7000 ft... with local amounts exceeding 12 inches above
7000 feet.

* Winds... areas of southwest to west winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts
to 45 mph.

* Visibility... reduced below one quarter at times in snow...
blowing snow... and fog.

* Impacts... residents and travelers into higher elevations in the
mountains should be prepared for hazardous winter weather
conditions and possible Road closures. If possible... carry
chains and take extra food and clothing.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow... sleet... or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.



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Wind Advisory
Statement as of 2:45 AM PST on February 27, 2015

... Wind Advisory in effect from 6 PM this evening to 3 am PST
Sunday...

The National Weather Service in San Diego has issued a Wind
Advisory... which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 3 am PST
Sunday.

* Winds... areas of west winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 55 mph.

* Timing... winds increasing late this afternoon with periods of
stronger winds for tonight into Saturday night... decreasing late
Saturday night.

* Location... strongest winds near Mountain Ridge tops and along Desert
Mountain slopes into adjacent desert areas.

* Visibility... locally reduced in blowing sand and dust in the
deserts.

* Impacts... driving of high profile vehicles will be hazardous.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult... especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.



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