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WINTER WEATHER FORECAST 1/20/18

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Date: 1/20/18
SKYWARN: NORMAL

NETS ON HEAPS PK. on WED  NIGHT @ 1900  / TABLE  MT. ON SUNDAY @ 1800 HRS

DAYS OF NO RAIN AT EAST HESPERIA: 10

 SYNOP:

A low pressure system moving from Southern California into Arizona

will bring much cooler and breezy conditions today. Scattered

showers will continue into this morning…then end from the

northwest in the afternoon. There will be slow warming for

Sunday…with greater warming for Monday through Wednesday with

high pressure aloft. Weak offshore lower level flow will bring

locally gusty northeast winds near the coastal foothills at times.

For next Thursday…another fast moving low pressure system

moving inland through California will bring cool and windy

conditions with a chance of mostly light showers. Then dry with a

warming trend for Friday through next weekend as high pressure

aloft strengthens near the California coast.

  NWS LAS VEGAS – (NORTH & EAST OF BARSTOW TO STATE LINE)

A trough of low pressure will move eastward across the

region today and exit to the east late tonight. Numerous to

scattered rain and high elevation snow showers are expected through

tonight. Heaviest precipitation amounts are expected across

Lincoln, central Nye, and northern Mohave Counties. A cold front

will sweep through today with breezy northwest winds in its wake. In

addition, cold, dry air will filter in and remain through the

weekend. Fair weather conditions and gradually warming temperatures

are expected early this week.

  Fire Potential Discussion: THERE WILL BE LITTLE TO NO FIRE ACTIVITY AROSS THE REGION THROUGH THE FORECAST PERIOD.   

SPECIAL NOTES:  NO NEW UPDATES AT THIS TIME

 

 SANTA ANA WILDFIRE THREAT INDEX: GREY NO RATING /

ZONE 1: L.A. – VENTURA; JAN. 20 – 25  NO RATE

 

ZONE 2: ORANGE-INLAND EMPIRE: JAN. 20 – 25  NO RATE

 

ZONE 3: SAN DIEGO: JAN. 20 – 25  NO RATE

 

ZONE 4 SANTA BARBARA: JAN. 20 – 25  NO RATE

 

 

APPLE AND YUCCA VALLEYS (Hesperia &Victorville):

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM PST THIS EVENING

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 50. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 28. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.

  PHELAN / PINON HILLS:WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM PST THIS EVENING

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 45. Northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 31. West wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.

 TRONA:

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 56. Light and variable wind becoming north northeast 8 to 13 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 35. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 36. Calm wind.

  BARSTOW / DAGGETT / BAKER / FT. IRWIN:

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 55. West northwest wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 29. West southwest wind 6 to 11 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. West wind 3 to 5 mph.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.

 

OWENS VALLEY SOUTH:

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. Breezy, with a north wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 16. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday

Partly sunny, with a high near 49. Light and variable wind.

Sunday Night

A 10 percent chance of showers after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.

 

INLAND EMPIRE NORTH (DEVORE):.

FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM PST SUNDAY

Saturday

A 20 percent chance of showers before 10am. Sunny, with a high near 53. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 39. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. North wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light and variable. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.

 

CHINO HILLS:

FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM PST SUNDAY

 

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 58. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the evening.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.

 

COLTON:.

FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM PST SUNDAY

 

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 59. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 40. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.

 

 

SAN BERNARDINO N.F. WEST (WRIGHTWOOD – AREA):

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM PST THIS EVENING

Saturday

A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 10am. Sunny, with a high near 30. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 20. North wind around 5 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.

 

 

SAN BERNARDINO N.F. CENTRAL (LAKE ARROWHEAD- AREA):

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM PST THIS EVENING

Saturday

A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 10am. Sunny, with a high near 40. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 27. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.

 

 

SAN BERNARDINO N.F. EAST (BIG BEAR AREA):

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM PST THIS EVENING

Saturday

A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 10am. Sunny, with a high near 35. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 18. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.

 

 

JOSHUA TREE AREA:

Saturday

A 20 percent chance of showers before 10am. Sunny, with a high near 52. Breezy, with a northwest wind 18 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 37. Northwest wind 10 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 54. North northwest wind around 7 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. Calm wind.

 

 

NEEDLES, RIVER BAT.:

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. North northwest wind 5 to 11 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 39. West northwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 61. North wind 8 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 37. West northwest wind around 7 mph.

 

 

BANNING PASS AREA:

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 56. West wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 40. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.

 

 

Las Vegas:

Saturday

A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 53. West northwest wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 36. West northwest wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 53. North northwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. Light and variable wind.

 

 

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San Gabriel Valley:

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 58. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 41. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light north after midnight.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Light and variable wind becoming south southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.

 

BURBANK:

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 60. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 38. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.

 

SANTA CLARITA:

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Breezy, with a north northwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Saturday Night

Patchy frost after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 35. Breezy, with a north wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Sunday

Patchy frost before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 59. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.

 

Angeles National Forest WEST:.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST SATURDAY

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. Windy, with a north northwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 33. Windy, with a north northeast wind 25 to 30 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. North northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

 

 

Angeles National Forest CENTERAL:

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST SATURDAY

Saturday

A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 34. North northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

 

Angeles National Forest EAST

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST SATURDAY

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. North northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.

 

Antelope Valley:

WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 PM PST SATURDAY

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 29. West wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33.

 

Kern Co. Deserts:

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 50. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. West wind around 5 mph.

 

Tehachapi:

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 37. Breezy, with a northwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

 

Orange Co (Anaheim):  SATURDAY…Mostly sunny. Highs 60 to 65. Areas of winds west  15 mph. Gusts to 25 mph in the afternoon.  .SATURDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows 35 to 45. Areas of winds  northwest 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph in the evening becoming  light. .SUNDAY…Mostly sunny in the morning…becoming partly cloudy.  Highs around 64. Light winds.  .SUNDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Lows 38 to 47. Light winds. San Diego Coast (San Diego): HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PST SATURDAY… SATURDAY…Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the  morning, then mostly sunny in the afternoon. Highs around 62.  Areas of winds northwest 15 mph. Gusts to 25 mph…becoming  30 mph in the afternoon. Chance of measurable precipitation  20 percent.  .SATURDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Colder. Lows 32 to 42. Areas of  winds northwest 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph in the evening  becoming light. .SUNDAY…Mostly sunny in the morning…becoming partly cloudy.  Highs around 64. Light winds. .SUNDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Lows 36 to 46. Light winds.

 

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ON THIS DAY WEATHER HISTORY: 2010: A very wet and dynamic series of storms started on 1/18 and ended on 1/22. Rainfall ranged from two to four inches in the deserts, to four to eight inches west of the mountains, to six to 12 inches on the coastal slopes. Widespread flooding resulted across the region. Snowfall of 40 to 60 inches was reported at the higher resorts, with up to seven feet at the highest ski resorts. Some of the worst flash flooding occurred in the high desert on the 1/21 due to the prolonged heavy rainfall. Scores of homes and several schools sustained damage and many roads were washed out in Hesperia, Apple Valley, Victorville and Adelanto. Numerous swift water rescues were needed, one of which likely saved four teens trapped in a storm water drain. On 1/19 a tornado went through Seal Beach and Huntington Beach causing local damage including boats in Huntington Harbor, and wind gusts reached 60 mph in San Clemente. Several waterspouts and very strong winds of 93 mph were also reported in Newport Beach and Huntington Beach. On 1/21 the surface pressure fell to an all-time record low of 29.15 inches (987.1 mb) at San Diego Lindbergh Field, the lowest since reliable pressure records began in 1880. Two deaths in Tijuana were attributed to the flooding. A tree fell onto a mobile home in Lakeside, causing one fatality on 1/19. Surf reached 10 to 15 feet.

1987: Santa Ana type wind gusts reached 80 mph below Cajon Pass, 70 mph in San Bernardino, 60 mph at Mt. Laguna and 40 mph in El Toro. Trucks were blown over, thick dust clouds developed, and trees were downed. A hundred power poles went down in the Inland Empire causing numerous power outages. Schools closed in Fontana as a result of power outages. A mobile classroom was knocked over. Brush fires were started.

 

1982: Residents were awakened by thunderstorms that produced strong winds, hail and at least one tornado. The tornado was an F1 that touched down in Riverside damaging several homes. Hacienda Heights was hit by a down burst that damaged homes and downed power lines, while 1 to 1.75 inch hail fell in Santa Barbara.

 

 

1969: Heavy rains of tropical origin began on 1/18 ended on 1/28. As much as 50 inches of rain fell at 7,700 feet. 31 inches of rain fell on the south slopes of Mt. San Gorgonio, 15.5 inches at San Jacinto Peak, around ten inches at Banning, less than 1 inch from Indio southeast. 91 were reported dead from flooding and mud slides all over California. Scores died in traffic accidents. Hundreds of homes and buildings were destroyed in slides, including 14 destroyed and 11 damaged homes in Mt. Baldy Village. 50 homes near Forest Home (Forest Falls) were damaged by flooding. Highways and railroads washed out. Power outages occurred. Cucamonga Creek itself caused $10 million in damage. The Mojave River took out numerous bridges and flooded farmlands in the upper desert.

 

1964: A strong winter storm starting on this day and ending on 1/21 dropped 1.5 inches of rain on San Bernardino and Redlands and up to 5 inches in Lake Arrowhead. A flash flood in Upland damaged a road. 17 inches of snow fell in Big Bear Lake and Idyllwild. Heavy snows closed schools and roads.

 

1962: Snow that started on this day and ended on 1/22 reached the lower elevations. Highways were closed. 27 inches fell in Big Bear Lake and 24 inches in Lake Arrowhead over the three days.

 

1916: Widespread heavy rains hit Southern California starting on 1/14 and ending on 1/21. 8.5 inches fell during this period in San Bernardino. 16.71 inches fell in 24 hours at Squirrel Inn (near Lake Arrowhead) on 1/16 and on 1/17, a record 24 hour rainfall for California until 1943. More than nine inches fell in two storms in the Coachella Valley. Previous storms had deposited deep snow in the mountains, adding to the runoff. Widespread flooding resulted and at least 22 died. Roofs in Chula Vista, poultry farm in Vista, boats in Coronado and Newport were damaged. Most cities were completely inundated. Pine trees from Palomar Mountain floated down the San Luis Rey River through Oceanside. The cities of Indio, Coachella and Mecca were underwater. Ontario and Redlands were isolated and roads, railroads and bridges were washed out.

 

TROPICAL UPDATES:

The Eastern Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15th through November 30th.

 

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CURRENT WEATHER @ HESP. @0725hrs TEMP:390 RH:62% WIND: NW 4 G 70.77” RF @ HESP. STA.SINCE OCT. 1st/20 Yr Avg: 6.21”  MONTH: 0.77”   YTD S/F: 0.00”

 

 

FIRE INFO

This report will be posted every Friday at 0800 Mountain daylight time unless significant activity occurs.

FIRES: UPDATED

 

National Preparedness Level 1

Daily statistics 1/19/17
Number of new large fires 0 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires Total number includes full suppression and resource managed fires. Total does not include individual fires within complexes. 0 None
Acres from active fires 0
Fires contained 1
Year-to-date statistics
2018 (1/1/18 – 1/19/18) Fires: 1,356 Acres: 10,444
2017 (1/1/17 – 1/19/17) Fires: 835 Acres: 13,396
2016 (1/1/16 – 1/19/16) Fires: 258 Acres: 1,371
2015 (1/1/15 – 1/19/15) Fires: 381 Acres: 2,159
2014 (1/1/14 – 1/19/14) Fires: 383 Acres: 6,110
2013 (1/1/13 – 1/19/13) Fires: 281 Acres: 3,492
2012 (1/1/12 – 1/19/12) Fires: 1,413 Acres:53,863
2011 (1/1/11 – 1/19/11) Fires: 1,017 Acres: 9,095
2010 (1/1/10 – 1/19/10) Fires: 519 Acres:8,098
2009 (1/1/09 – 1/19/09) Fires: 1,115 Acres: 17,806
2008 (1/1/08 – 1/19/08) Fires: 1,193 Acres: 37,839
Annual average prior 10 years
2008-2018 Fires: 663 Acres: 14,555

 

Southern California Area (PL 2)

 

SOUTH OPS INFO

 

Northern California Area (PL 1)

 

NORTH OPS INFO

 

WINTER WEATHER FORECAST 1/19/18

DAILY WEATHER & INFO

(WINTER WX )

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Date: 1/19/18
SKYWARN: NORMAL

NETS ON HEAPS PK. on WED  NIGHT @ 1900  / TABLE  MT. ON SUNDAY @ 1800 HRS

DAYS OF NO RAIN AT EAST HESPERIA: 09

SYNOP:A dissipating trough will bring windy and much cooler weather to the area over the weekend. Scattered showers dot the central part of the state early this morning, but the storm has become significantly less organized during the past few hours and any precipitation over the next 24 hours will be light. In general, expect a quarter to a half inch of precipitation from Monterey County and Yosemite National Park northward today. The snow level will gradually decrease from 7,000 feet to 3,500 feet by this evening. Tonight, the flow will turn northerly which will result in gusty winds of 20-30 mph across Santa Barbara County, the I-5 Corridor and the Kern County Mountains. The north winds will serve to focus snow showers on the Grapevine and the Kern County Mountains tonight into Saturday. All precipitation should end by Saturday night. Temperatures today will be in the 30s and 40s in the mountains to the 60s at lower elevations of Southern California. Temperatures will change little over the weekend. A ridge is expected to bring a slow warming trend and light winds through the first half of the week. Another weak system may bring light precipitation to Central California late next week. No offshore winds are expected through the period. NWS LAS VEGAS – (NORTH & EAST OF BARSTOW TO STATE LINE)

A Pacific storm system will bring strong winds and precipitation to the area today and Saturday. Rain and mountain snow will spread across much of the region Friday night into Saturday, with the heaviest snow expected above 5000 feet in Lincoln county. Snow showers with some light accumulations are possible below 5000 feet in Nye, Lincoln, Clark and Mohave counties as much cooler temperatures arrive with a cold front

Friday night and Saturday. Cool and dry conditions are expected on Sunday with temperatures slowly moderating by early next week.

 

Rest of Southern NV, Northwest AZ, and Southeast CA

 

Today (FRI)

Widespread SW gusts 23-40 MPH in the valleys/deserts, & gusts 40-60 in the mountains

Precip. chances spread across the region N of I-40 FRI

Snow levels 8000′ dropping to 4000-5000′ FRI PM

Total precip. amounts  0.00-0.25″ w/ highest amounts in central NV

 

SAT-SUN

Temps 10-15°F cooler

Scattered light rain/snow showers across Clark & Mohave counties SAT

Snow accumulations by elevation: T-2″ above 4000′

Gusty N winds SAT (25-40MPH); lighter winds SUN Fire Potential Discussion: Little, if any, fire activity is expected through the period. Dead fuel moisture will drop next week in response to the sunny and warmer weather which may result in some light IA over Southern California. But light winds should keep rates of spread slow with any new start. 

SPECIAL NOTES:

BI-MONTHLY FUELS DISCUSSION

For Southern and Central California 

Updated: Thursday, January 18th, 2017

Next Routine Update: Thursday, February 1st, 2018

General Discussion: 

A powerful storm system brought widespread wetting rains to the entire district during the week of January 7th.For much of Southern California, this was the first storm to bring meaningful precipitation since February of

  1. Unfortunately, the storm took a position off the coast near Pt. Conception which served to focus the heaviest rainfall on the transverse ranges, including the Santa Ynez Mountains and other portions of the Los

Padres N.F. Extreme rainfall rates occurred over areas that were recently denuded from the Thomas Fire, and as a result, mudslides resulted in loss of life and widespread destruction in Santa Barbara County.

 

The rain will likely initiate a growth of seasonal grasses and may wake heavier vegetation from its dormancy. But there aren’t any storms on the horizon which may bring significant wetting rains to Southern California and

fine fuel growth may confined to the next month or so. But other areas, including the Sierras from Fresno County northward and the Central coast, have seen significant precipitation and are expected to continue seeing more rainfall the next few weeks. These areas will likely experience much more substantial growth of fine fuels and growth on native brush and shrubs.

 

Snowpack numbers have rebounded from the near-zero numbers recorded at the start of the month. But unless the weather pattern changes significantly, it appears likely snowpack will be below normal throughout the winter.

 SANTA ANA WILDFIRE THREAT INDEX: GREY NO RATING /

ZONE 1: L.A. – VENTURA; JAN. 19 – 24  NO RATE

 

ZONE 2: ORANGE-INLAND EMPIRE: JAN. 19 – 24  NO RATE

 

ZONE 3: SAN DIEGO: JAN. 19 – 24  NO RATE

 

ZONE 4 SANTA BARBARA: JAN. 19 – 24  NO RATE

 

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APPLE AND YUCCA VALLEYS (Hesperia &Victorville):

Today

Areas of blowing dust after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 61. Windy, with a south wind 10 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.

Tonight

A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. West wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 48. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph.

 PHELAN /PINON HILLS:

Today

A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. South wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Tonight

A chance of rain showers before 10pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 44. West wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 31. West wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

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 TRONA:

Today

Partly sunny, with a high near 64. Breezy, with a southwest wind 11 to 16 mph increasing to 18 to 23 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 34 mph.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers after 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. West southwest wind 13 to 18 mph becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 56. North northwest wind 6 to 13 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 34. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

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BARSTOW / DAGGETT / BAKER / FT. IRWIN:

Friday

Partly sunny, with a high near 62. Breezy, with a west wind 11 to 16 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 54. Breezy, with a west wind 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 28. West wind 6 to 9 mph.

OWENS VALLEY SOUTH:

Friday

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 56. Southwest wind 5 to 11 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.

Friday Night

A chance of rain and snow showers before 10pm, then a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Northwest wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. North northwest wind 16 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 18. Northwest wind 5 to 13 mph.

 

INLAND EMPIRE NORTH (DEVORE):.

Friday

A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 52. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 38. North wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

 

CHINO HILLS:

Friday

A 20 percent chance of showers after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 60. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 58. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 39. West wind around 5 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

 

COLTON:.

Friday

A 20 percent chance of showers after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 59. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 40. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

 

SAN BERNARDINO N.F. WEST (WRIGHTWOOD – AREA):

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM FRIDAY TO NOON PST SATURDAY

Today

A chance of rain before 10am, then snow likely. Areas of fog after 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Windy, with a southwest wind 20 to 25 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Tonight

Snow showers likely, mainly before 10pm. Areas of fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Saturday

A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 30. Northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 22. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

 

SAN BERNARDINO N.F. CENTRAL (LAKE ARROWHEAD- AREA):

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM FRIDAY TO NOON PST SATURDAY

Today

A 30 percent chance of rain. Areas of fog after 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Tonight

Snow showers likely, mainly before 4am. Areas of fog. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Saturday

A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 10am. Sunny, with a high near 37. Northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 27. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

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SAN BERNARDINO N.F. EAST (BIG BEAR AREA):

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM FRIDAY TO NOON PST SATURDAY

Today

A slight chance of rain and snow after 10am. Areas of fog after 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 47. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight

Snow showers likely, mainly before 4am. Areas of fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Windy, with a southwest wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Saturday

A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. Northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 18. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

 

 

JOSHUA TREE AREA:

Friday

Partly sunny, with a high near 65. Breezy, with a southwest wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. West southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 51. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 18 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph.

 

NEEDLES, RIVER BAT.:

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. South southwest wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Southwest wind around 13 mph.

Saturday

A 20 percent chance of showers after 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. West wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 38. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph.

 

BANNING PASS AREA

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. West wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 55. West wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 40. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

 

Las Vegas:

 

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. South wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Southwest wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. West northwest wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 35. Northwest wind 7 to 11 mph.

 

 

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San Gabriel Valley:.

. Friday

A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 60. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 59. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 41. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming north in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

 

BURBANK:

Friday

A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 63. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 62. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 37. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming north in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

 

SANTA CLARITA:

. Friday

A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 60. South southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. Breezy, with a north wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 59. Breezy, with a north northwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 38. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph

 

Angeles National Forest WEST:.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM FRIDAY TO 4 PM PST SATURDAY

Friday

A slight chance of rain showers before 4pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 50. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Friday Night

A chance of rain and snow showers before 10pm, then a slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Windy, with a northwest wind 20 to 25 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. Windy, with a north northwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 33. Breezy, with a north wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

 

Angeles National Forest CENTERAL:

. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM FRIDAY TO 4 PM PST SATURDAY

 

Friday

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 52. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Friday Night

A chance of rain and snow showers before 10pm, then a chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 42. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

 

Angeles National Forest EAST

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM FRIDAY TO 4 PM PST SATURDAY

 

Friday

A slight chance of rain showers before 10am, then a chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 47. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Friday Night

A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Blustery, with a northwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 30. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

 

Antelope Valley:

. Friday

Partly sunny, with a high near 53. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 29. Blustery, with a west southwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

 

Kern Co. Deserts:

Friday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Breezy, with a west wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the evening.

 

Tehachapi: . WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM FRIDAY TO 4 PM PST SATURDAY ABOVE 3000 FEET

Friday

Rain showers likely before 4pm, then rain likely, possibly mixed with snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Friday Night

Snow showers likely, mainly after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Breezy, with a west wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Saturday

A 20 percent chance of snow before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. Breezy, with a west northwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

 

Orange Co (Anaheim):  

FRIDAY…Mostly cloudy in the morning, then partly cloudy with a  slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs 62 to 67. Light  winds becoming southwest 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of  measurable precipitation 20 percent. .

FRIDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Chance of showers in the evening,  then slight chance of showers overnight. Colder. Lows 36 to 46.  Light winds. Chance of measurable precipitation 40 percent. .

SATURDAY…Partly cloudy in the morning…becoming mostly sunny.  Highs 59 to 64. Areas of winds northwest 15 mph. Gusts to  25 mph…becoming 30 mph in the afternoon.

.SATURDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows 36 to 45. Areas of winds  northwest 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph in the evening becoming  light.

San Diego Coast (San Diego): HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PST SATURDAY .

FRIDAY…Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the afternoon.  Highs around 64. Light winds becoming west 15 mph with gusts to  25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of measurable precipitation  30 percent. .

FRIDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Colder.  Lows 37 to 47. Areas of winds west 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph.  Chance of measurable precipitation 40 percent.  .

SATURDAY…Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the  morning, then mostly sunny in the afternoon. Highs 59 to 64.  Areas of winds northwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts to 25 mph…becoming  30 mph in the afternoon. Chance of measurable precipitation  20 percent. .

SATURDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows 33 to 43. Areas of winds  northwest 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph in the evening becoming  light.

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ON THIS DAY:

2010: A very wet and dynamic series of storms started on 1/18 and ended on 1/22. Rainfall ranged from two to four inches in the deserts, to four to eight inches west of the mountains, to six to 12 inches on the coastal slopes. Widespread flooding resulted across the region. Snowfall of 40 to 60 inches was reported at the higher resorts, with up to seven feet at the highest ski resorts. Some of the worst flash flooding occurred in the high desert on the 1/21 due to the prolonged heavy rainfall. Scores of homes and several schools sustained damage and many roads were washed out in Hesperia, Apple Valley, Victorville and Adelanto. Numerous swift water rescues were needed, one of which likely saved four teens trapped in a storm water drain. On this day, thunderstorms were particularly strong in Orange County, with peak gusts of 93 and 92 mph measured at Newport Beach an d Huntington Beach Piers. Numerous 60-70 mph gusts were reported in surrounding areas.  The storms spawned an EF1 tornado in Sunset Beach that damaged boats in Huntington Harbor. On 1/21 the surface pressure fell to an all-time record low of 29.15 inches (987.1 mb) at San Diego Lindbergh Field, the lowest since reliable pressure records began in 1880. Two deaths in Tijuana were attributed to the flooding. A tree fell on a mobile home in Lakeside, causing one fatality on this day.

 

1993: This day marked the end of 14 consecutive days (the most on record) of measurable precipitation in Santa Ana, Escondido and Big Bear Lake, which started on 1/6. This day marked the end of seven consecutive days (the most on record) of measurable precipitation in Victorville, which started on 1/13. This also occurred on 2/18-2/24/2005, 2/14-2/20/1980, and 12/22-12/28/1971.

 

1971: It was 90° in Borrego Springs, the highest temperature on record for January.

 

1969: Heavy rains of tropical origin began on 1/18 ended on 1/28. As much as 50 inches of rain fell at 7,700 feet. 31 inches of rain fell on the south slopes of Mt. San Gorgonio, 15.5 inches at San Jacinto Peak, around ten inches at Banning, less than 1 inch from Indio southeast. This day was the start of nine consecutive days (the most on record) of measurable precipitation in Riverside which ended on 1/27. This also occurred on 2/13-2/21/1980. This day also marked the start of 11 consecutive days (the most on record) of measurable precipitation in Palomar Mountain, which ended on 1/29. 91 were reported dead from flooding and mud slides all over California. Scores died in traffic accidents. Hundreds of homes and buildings were destroyed in slides, including 14 destroyed and 11 damaged homes in Mt. Baldy Village. 50 homes near Forest Home (Forest Falls) were damaged by flooding. Highways and railroads washed out. Power outages occurred. Cucamonga Creek itself caused $10 million in damage. The Mojave River took out numerous bridges and flooded farmlands in the upper desert.

 

1954: Heavy rain “averaged” about three inches around Upland and Rancho Cucamonga and more than four inches in the mountains on 1/18 and on this day. Floods and debris flows struck these communities and blocked or damaged roads. Debris flows at least ten feet deep in Arcadia nearly killed people and large boulders smashed into homes. These debris flows followed wildfires in the San Gabriel Mountains.

 

1916: Widespread heavy rains hit Southern California starting on 1/14 and ending on 1/21. 8.5 inches fell during this period in San Bernardino. 16.71 inches fell in 24 hours at Squirrel Inn (near Lake Arrowhead) on 1/16 and on 1/17, a record 24 hour rainfall for California until 1943. More than nine inches fell in two storms in the Coachella Valley. Previous storms had deposited deep snow in the mountains, adding to the runoff. Widespread flooding resulted and at least 22 died. Roofs in Chula Vista, poultry farm in Vista, boats in Coronado and Newport were damaged. Most cities were completely inundated. Pine trees from Palomar Mountain floated down the San Luis Rey River through Oceanside. The cities of Indio, Coachella and Mecca were underwater. Ontario and Redlands were isolated and roads, railroads and bridges were washed out.

 

TROPICAL UPDATES:

The Eastern Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15th through November 30th.

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CURRENT WEATHER @ HESP. @0720hrs TEMP:540 RH:54% WIND: SW 7 G 110.76” RF @ HESP. STA.SINCE OCT. 1st/20 Yr Avg: 6.21”  MONTH: 0.76”   YTD S/F: 0.00”

 

 FIRE INFO

This report will be posted every Friday at 0800 Mountain daylight time unless significant activity occurs.

FIRES: UPDATED

National Preparedness Level 1

 

Initial attack activity: Light (174) new fires
New large incidents: 0
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires:** 0
Area Command teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 1
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0

 

 

Active Incident Resource Summary
GACC Incidents Cumulative Acres Crews Engines Helicopters Total Personnel
AICC 0 0 0 0 0 0
NWCC 0 0 0 0 0 0
ONCC 0 0 0 0 0 0
OSCC 2 301,093 20 37 0 903
NRCC 0 0 0 0 0 0
GBCC 0 0 0 0 0 0
SWCC 0 0 0 0 0 0
RMCC 0 0 0 0 0 0
EACC 0 0 0 0 0 0
SACC 2 847 0 0 0 14
Total 4 301,940 20 37 0 917

 

  Southern California Area (PL 2)

 

New fires: 9
New large incidents: 0
Uncontained large fires: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed 1

 

SOUTH OPS INFO

Federal Incident

Thomas, Vegetation Fire, Ventura County, Final Hwy 150 x Hwy 126, north of Santa Paula Local DPA, SRA, FRA, Contract County

  • 281,893 acres grass and brush, 100% contained

 

  • LPF Type 4 Organization in command
  • Minimal fire behavior
  • Continued  patrol
  • Federal ground resources committed

Northern California Area (PL 1)

 NORTH OPS INFO

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service San Diego CA
247 PM PST Thu Jan 18 2018

...WINTRY WEATHER EXPECTED FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING IN THE MOUNTAINS...

.Cold low pressure will swing across Southern California Friday
night with light precipitation, gusty winds and falling
temperatures. Several inches of snow may accumulate above 3000 FT
through Saturday morning.

CAZ055-190700-
/O.CON.KSGX.WW.Y.0001.180119T2200Z-180120T2000Z/
San Bernardino County Mountains-
Including the cities of Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear City,
Big Bear Lake, Running Springs, and Wrightwood
247 PM PST Thu Jan 18 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM FRIDAY TO
NOON PST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Gusty westerly winds and light snowfall will create
  hazardous travel conditions at times.

* WHERE...Snow falling as low as 3000 Feet in the mountains by
  late Friday night. Roads may become slick and snow covered.

* WHEN...Gusty winds beginning Friday afternoon with light snow
  above 5000 Feet. Snow level falling rapidly through the evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Areas of westerly winds 20 to 30 MPH with
  gusts to around 50 MPH. 1 to 4 inches of snow is expected above
  3500 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow will cause
travel difficulties.  Be prepared for slippery roads and limited
visibilities...and use caution while driving.

WINTER WEATHER FORECAST 1/18/18

DAILY WEATHER & INFO

(WINTER WX )

To:    ALL STATIONS From: EMAIL: wxsupport@bdcecs.org
 
Ph: CELL(760) 559-3032

 RADIO:(HAM) KG6ZHW / COUNTY F.D RADIO: #733784  COM-330  

Date: 1/18/17
SKYWARN: NORMAL

NETS ON HEAPS PK. on WED  NIGHT @ 1900  / TABLE  MT. ON SUNDAY @ 1800 HRS

DAYS OF NO RAIN AT EAST HESPERIA: 08

SYNOP:A weak ridge of high pressure over the region will cause temperatures to remain above normal today, with mid 50s to mid 60s across the mountains and upper 60s and 70s in the valleys. Minimum humidity will remain mainly between 20% and 40% and winds will be light today. A Pacific trough will bring much cooler temperatures to the region Friday and Saturday. By Saturday, mountain high temperatures will be in the 30s and valley high temperatures will be in the 50s. This trough will also bring scattered showers to the region with less than a quarter inch of rainfall across most locations. However, the Central Sierra will receive up to an inch of rainfall. Showers will start over the northern portions of Central California around sunset this evening and then spread south reaching Southern California by Friday afternoon. Showers will end early Saturday morning. The snow level will initially start at around 7,000 feet and then drop to between 3,000 and 4,000 feet by Friday evening. Westerly winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph will surface across the wind prone mountain and desert areas this evening through Saturday afternoon. A weak ridge of high pressure will move overhead Sunday bringing a little warmer and drier conditions. There will be north winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph across much of Santa Barbara County and the Grapevine Saturday night. Zonal flow will bring near normal temperatures and humid conditions to most of the area Monday through the middle of next week. Scattered showers with light rainfall accumulations may occur from a Monterey/Fresno County line northward Monday through the middle of next week. NWS LAS VEGAS – (NORTH & EAST OF BARSTOW TO STATE LINE)

Mild and dry conditions will persist today with periods

of mid and high clouds expected. Changes arrive Friday in the form

of gusty winds and increasing snow showers in the Sierra. Rain and

mountain snow showers will spread across much of the region Friday

night into Saturday, with accumulating snow possible in parts of

Lincoln and northern Mohave counties. Much cooler temperatures will

invade the region Saturday with temperatures slowly moderating by

early next week.

 

Southern NV, Northwest AZ, and Southeast CA

 

Today

Mostly quiet

SW gusts 15-30 MPH THU evening across southern NV & California deserts, up to 50 MPH in the mountains.

 

Tonight-FRI

Widespread SW gusts 35-50 MPH in the valleys/deserts, with gusts 50-65 in the mountains FRI

Gusty winds turn to the north FRI afternoon/evening behind a cold front

Precipitation chances spread across the region north of I-40

Snow levels 8000′ dropping to 2000-3000′ FRI night

This is NOT expected to be a major precipitation event like we saw last week

Total precipitation amounts will generally range from 0.00-0.25″ with the highest totals over central NV. Locally higher amounts in the mountains.

 

SAT-SUN

Temps 10-12°F cooler

Gusty north winds will continue SAT, gusts 20-40 MPH

Scattered light rain/snow showers across Clark, Lincoln, & Mohave Counties.

Lighter winds with calmer conditions expected Sunday Fire Potential Discussion: There will be little or no fire activity across the region through the forecast period. 

SPECIAL NOTES: NO NEW UPDATES AT THIS TIME

 SANTA ANA WILDFIRE THREAT INDEX: GREY NO RATING /

ZONE 1: L.A. – VENTURA; JAN. 18 – 23  NO RATE

 

ZONE 2: ORANGE-INLAND EMPIRE: JAN. 18 – 23  NO RATE

 

ZONE 3: SAN DIEGO: JAN. 18 – 23  NO RATE

 

ZONE 4 SANTA BARBARA: JAN. 18 – 23  NO RATE

 

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APPLE AND YUCCA VALLEYS (Hesperia &Victorville):

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. South wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. West wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light southwest. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph

 PHELAN /PINON HILLS:

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. South wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Friday

A 10 percent chance of showers after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 53. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. West wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

 TRONA:

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Light and variable wind becoming south southwest 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Southwest wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Friday

A 20 percent chance of showers after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 64. Breezy, with a west southwest wind around 23 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. West southwest wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

BARSTOW / DAGGETT / BAKER / FT. IRWIN:

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. West southwest wind around 11 mph.

Friday

Partly sunny, with a high near 61. Breezy, with a west wind 18 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 37. Breezy, with a west wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

 

OWENS VALLEY SOUTH:

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. South wind 5 to 9 mph.

Thursday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers after 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. South wind 7 to 10 mph.

Friday

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 9 to 13 mph.

Friday Night

A chance of rain showers before 10pm, then a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Northwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

 

INLAND EMPIRE NORTH (DEVORE):.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers after 4am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. Calm wind.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 57. East wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

 

CHINO HILLS:

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers after 4am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Calm wind.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 59. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Friday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph after midnight.

 

COLTON:.

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Patchy drizzle after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Friday

A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 61. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. West wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

 

SAN BERNARDINO N.F. WEST (WRIGHTWOOD – AREA):

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM FRIDAY TO NOON PST SATURDAY

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night

A 10 percent chance of showers after 4am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. Southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Friday

A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 10am, then a slight chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 43. Southwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. Northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

 

SAN BERNARDINO N.F. CENTRAL (LAKE ARROWHEAD- AREA):

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM FRIDAY TO NOON PST SATURDAY

 

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday

A slight chance of rain showers before 4pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 49. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected

 

SAN BERNARDINO N.F. EAST (BIG BEAR AREA):

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM FRIDAY TO NOON PST SATURDAY

 

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday Night

A 10 percent chance of showers after 4am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Friday

A slight chance of rain showers before 10am, then a slight chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Southwest wind 15 to 20 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

 

JOSHUA TREE AREA:

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Light south wind becoming south southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Southwest wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Friday

Partly sunny, with a high near 65. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

 

NEEDLES, RIVER BAT.:

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 73. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. South wind 5 to 7 mph.

Friday

Partly sunny, with a high near 75. South wind 8 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. West wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

 

BANNING PASS AREA

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. West wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday

A 10 percent chance of showers after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Windy, with a west wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

 

Las Vegas:

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Light and variable wind becoming east southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. South wind 5 to 8 mph.

Friday

Partly sunny, with a high near 66. Southwest wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. West northwest wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

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Oxnard Synop

A cold and fast moving storm system will bring snow to the mountains down to very low levels and to the foothills of the Cuyama Valley. Ahead of the front…snow Levels will be high…then will drop significantly as the front moves through the

region. Behind the front…The Snow level is expected to lower to between 3500 and 4500 ft…Except To 2500 ft across the northern slopes of the Ventura County Mountains. The highest snow amounts will be across the northern Ventura County Mountains and extreme northwest Los Angeles County Mountains in the vicinity of the Grapevine along Interstate 5. Even small accumulations over the Interstate 5 corridor can cause delays or even road closures.

Anyone planning travel through that area should be prepared for winter driving conditions and possible delays. Some light snow accumulations are also possible over the Cuyama Valley foothills And a dusting of snow could occur across the Antelope Valley foothills Friday evening.

 San Gabriel Valley:.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Light southwest wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Patchy drizzle after 10pm. Increasing clouds, with a low around 53. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Friday

A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 60. Light and variable wind becoming west northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming north northwest in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

BURBANK:

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

Thursday Night

Patchy drizzle after 10pm. Increasing clouds, with a low around 50. East wind around 5 mph.

Friday

A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 63. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. West southwest wind around 15 mph becoming north northwest in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

SANTA CLARITA:

.Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Thursday Night

A 10 percent chance of showers after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming west northwest after midnight.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly between 10am and 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 60. Light and variable wind becoming north northwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. Breezy, with a north northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Angeles National Forest WEST:.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM FRIDAY TO 4 PM PST SATURDAY

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Thursday Night

A 10 percent chance of showers after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday

A chance of rain showers before 4pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 50. Breezy, with a north northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Friday Night

A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. Windy, with a north northwest wind 25 to 35 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%

 

Angeles National Forest CENTERAL:

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM FRIDAY TO 4 PM PST SATURDAY

 

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Thursday Night

Patchy drizzle after 10pm. Increasing clouds, with a low around 46. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday

A slight chance of rain showers before 4pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 52. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday Night

A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. West southwest wind around 15 mph becoming northwest in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

 

 Angeles National Forest EAST

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM FRIDAY TO 4 PM PST SATURDAY

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Thursday Night

A 10 percent chance of snow showers after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 47. West southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Friday Night

Snow showers likely, mainly before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. Blustery, with a west northwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible

Antelope Valley:

. Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Light south southwest wind becoming west southwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday

A 20 percent chance of showers after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 53. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. Breezy, with a west wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Kern Co. Deserts:

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

A 10 percent chance of showers after 4am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly between 10am and 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 56. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. Breezy, with a west wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tehachapi:

. Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Friday

A chance of rain showers before 10am, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Friday Night

Snow showers likely, mainly between 10pm and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Breezy, with a west wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Orange Co (Anaheim):

THURSDAY…Partly cloudy. Highs around 75. Light winds. .

THURSDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy in the evening…becoming mostly  cloudy. Patchy drizzle overnight. Lows 46 to 52. Light winds.

 .FRIDAY…Mostly cloudy in the morning…becoming partly cloudy.  Slight chance of showers. Highs 61 to 66. Light winds becoming  west 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of  measurable precipitation 20 percent. .

FRIDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the  evening. Colder. Lows 38 to 46. Areas of winds west 15 mph with  gusts to 25 mph. Chance of measurable precipitation 20 percent.

San Diego Coast (San Diego):

THURSDAY…Partly cloudy. Patchy dense fog in the morning. Highs  64 to 69 near the coast to 70 to 75 inland. Light winds. .

THURSDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy in the evening…becoming mostly  cloudy. Lows 46 to 53. Light winds.  .

FRIDAY…Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning,  then chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs around 64. Light  winds becoming west 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of measurable precipitation 30 percent. .

FRIDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers.  Colder. Lows 37 to 47. Areas of winds northwest 15 to 20 mph with  gusts to 30 mph. Chance of measurable precipitation 20 percent.

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ON THIS DAY:

2010: A very wet and dynamic series of storms started on this day and ended on 1/22. Rainfall ranged from two to four inches in the deserts, to four to eight inches west of the mountains, to six to 12 inches on the coastal slopes. Widespread flooding resulted across the region. Snowfall of 40 to 60 inches was reported at the higher resorts, with up to seven feet at the highest ski resorts. Some of the worst flash flooding occurred in the high desert on the 1/21 due to the prolonged heavy rainfall. Scores of homes and several schools sustained damage and many roads were washed out in Hesperia, Apple Valley, Victorville and Adelanto. Numerous swift water rescues were needed, one of which likely saved four teens trapped in a storm water drain. On 1/19 a tornado went through Seal Beach and Huntington Beach causing local damage including boats in Huntington Harbor, and wind gusts reached 60 mph in San Clemente. Several waterspouts and very strong winds of 93 mph were also reported in Newport Beach and Huntington Beach. On 1/21 the surface pressure fell to an all-time record low of 29.15 inches (987.1 mb) at San Diego Lindbergh Field, the lowest since reliable pressure records began in 1880. Two deaths in Tijuana were attributed to the flooding. A tree fell onto a mobile home in Lakeside, causing one fatality on 1/19.

1993: A very wet series of storms that began on 1/6 and ended on 1/19 produced 20 to 50 inches of precipitation in the mountains and up to 12 inches at lower elevations over a two week period. It was one of the longest periods of consecutive days of rain on record (14) and measurable rain fell nearly every day from 1/2 to 1/19. Flooding and flash flooding, mud slides, etc., resulted. On this day a tornado touched down in Orange County causing property damage and a funnel cloud was observed in Hemet. On this day, one man was killed by a lightning strike while digging a trench and an F0 tornado damaged six homes in Huntington Beach. Flooding in San Diego County washed out a rail line, wiped out a mobile home park, and submerged the Camp Pendleton airstrip under four to ten feet of water.

1988: Tornadoes touched down in Mission Viejo and San Clemente causing property damage. A baseball dugout was blown 150 yards into the middle of a city street. Surf rose to 20 feet along the beaches, causing $50 million worth of damage. Boulders protecting Mission Bay were washed away. Asphalt and dunes were washed out in Coronado. In Mission Beach, condos were flooded by ocean water and kelp; three feet of kelp landed in a front yard and more kelp went through a garage window! A boat was capsized.

 

1987: A very cold air mass remained over the region from 1/16 to this day. It was 10° at Mt. Laguna, 17° at Bonsall, 22° at Valley Center, 24° in Poway, 26° in El Cajon, 31° in Chula Vista and 36 at San Diego. Substantial avocado crop loss was estimated in the millions of dollars. On 1/17/1987 the temperature fell to 24° in Fallbrook and 28° in Del Mar. Two homeless died of hypothermia.

1979: A tornado hit Midway, Mission Hills, Encanto and Tierrasanta in San Diego. It is not known if this was one tornado or more. Extensive damage occurred in all these neighborhoods.

1971: A warm Santa Ana condition brought a 95° reading to LA, the highest January temperature on record. It was 95° also in Palm Springs, the highest temperature on record for January.

1969: Heavy rains of tropical origin began on this day and ended on 1/28. As much as 50 inches of rain fell at 7,700 feet. 31 inches of rain fell on the south slopes of Mt. San Gorgonio, 15.5 inches at San Jacinto Peak, around ten inches at Banning, less than one inch from Indio southeast. 91 were reported dead from flooding and mud slides all over California. Scores died in traffic accidents. Hundreds of homes and buildings were destroyed in slides, including 14 destroyed and 11 damaged homes in Mt. Baldy Village. 50 homes near Forest Home (Forest Falls) were damaged by flooding. Highways and railroads washed out. Power outages occurred. Cucamonga Creek itself caused $10 million in damage. The Mojave River took out numerous bridges and flooded farmlands in the upper desert.

1954: Heavy rain “averaged” about three inches around Upland and Rancho Cucamonga and more than four inches in the mountains on this day and on 1/19. Floods and debris flows struck these communities and blocked or damaged roads. Debris flows at least ten feet deep in Arcadia nearly killed people and large boulders smashed into homes. These debris flows followed wildfires in the San Gabriel Mountains.

 

1952: A series of storms brought heavy rain and mountain snow to the region starting on 1/13 and ending on this day. On this day 3.98 inches of rain fell in LA, 3.17 inches of it in 24 hours. At least eight died in the flooding. 5.52 inches fell in San Bernardino over the six days. Flooding was reported in Upland and Ontario. Heavy snow hit the San Bernardino Mountains with 40 inches in Lake Arrowhead (with a snow depth of 46 inches), and 37 inches in Big Bear Lake. All mountain roads were blocked and closed because of snow slides.

 

1916: Widespread heavy rains hit Southern California starting on 1/14 and ending on 1/21. 8.5 inches fell during this period in San Bernardino. 16.71 inches fell in 24 hours at Squirrel Inn (near Lake Arrowhead) on 1/16 and on 1/17, a record 24 hour rainfall for California until 1943. More than nine inches fell in two storms in the Coachella Valley. Previous storms had deposited deep snow in the mountains, adding to the runoff. Widespread flooding resulted and at least 22 died. Roofs in Chula Vista, poultry farm in Vista, boats in Coronado and Newport were damaged. Most cities were completely inundated. Pine trees from Palomar Mountain floated down the San Luis Rey River through Oceanside. The cities of Indio, Coachella and Mecca were underwater. Ontario and Redlands were isolated and roads, railroads and bridges were washed out.

1914: A heavy rain storm gave almost nine inches of rain to Lytle Creek, 0.64 inch in San Bernardino on this day. Colton was flooded and isolated. Orchards, highways and railroads damaged all over the northern Inland Empire. One was killed. Flooding rains continued on and off through 2/21.

TROPICAL UPDATES:

The Eastern Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15th through November 30th.

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CURRENT WEATHER @ HESP. @0720hrs TEMP:430 RH:71% WIND: W 3 G 60.76” RF @ HESP. STA.SINCE OCT. 1st/20 Yr Avg: 6.21”  MONTH: 0.76”   YTD S/F: 0.00”

  FIRE INFO

This report will be posted every Friday at 0800 Mountain daylight time unless significant activity occurs.

FIRES: UPDATED

National Preparedness Level 1

 Southern California Area (PL 2)

 SOUTH OPS INFO

Unified Command Montecito, Flooding, Santa Barbara County, Final Communities of Montecito and Summerland. Santa Barbara County area Local DPA, SRA, Contract County

  • CAL FIRE IMT-3 (See), Santa Barbara County (Enos)  and Montecito F.D. (Taylor) in unified command
  • Widespread flooding and debris flows in the Thomas incident burn area
  • Mandatory and voluntary evacuations in effect
  • Approximately 3,500 structures threatened or damaged
  • Areas remain unstable due to flooding, debris flow, downed trees and power lines
  • Hwy 101 remains closed due to mud and debris flows between Montecito south to the county line
  • Numerous road closures in the flood area
  • Last report unless significant change occurs

 Northern California Area (PL 1)

 NORTH OPS INFO

 

WINTER WEATHER FORECAST 1/17/18

DAILY WEATHER & INFO

(WINTER WX )

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Ph: CELL(760) 559-3032

 RADIO:(HAM) KG6ZHW / COUNTY F.D RADIO: #733784  COM-330  

Date: 1/17/18
SKYWARN: NORMAL

NETS ON HEAPS PK. on WED  NIGHT @ 1900  / TABLE  MT. ON SUNDAY @ 1800 HRS

DAYS OF NO RAIN AT EAST HESPERIA: 07

 SYNOP:There will be little change in the weather through Thursday as weak high pressure remains over Central and Southern California. Maximum temperatures will be 5 to 10 degrees above normal, with mid 50s to mid 60s across the mountains and upper 60s and 70s in the valleys.  Minimum humidity will be between 20% and 40% and winds will be light.  A Pacific trough from the Gulf of Alaska will bring scattered showers Thursday night through Friday night.  Most locations will receive less than a quarter inch of rainfall, but the Central Sierra and its associated foothills will receive between 1 and 2 inches of rainfall.  The snow level will start at around 7,000 feet Thursday night and drop to around 4,000 feet Friday afternoon.  Westerly winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph will surface across the mountain ridges and desert passes Thursday night through Friday night.  Temperatures will drop 15 to 20 degrees away from the coast Friday.  A weak ridge of high pressure will build into the region from the Pacific Ocean bringing slow warming and drying this weekend.  There will be north winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph across much of Santa Barbara County and the Grapevine Saturday night.  Zonal flow will bring near normal temperatures and fairly humid conditions to the region Monday through the middle of next week.  Scattered showers with light rainfall totals will be possible from a Monterey/Fresno County line northward Monday through the middle of next week. NWS LAS VEGAS – (NORTH & EAST OF BARSTOW TO STATE LINE)

High pressure over the area will lead to benign weather conditions today and Thursday. A potent Pacific system will move across the southern Great Basin and Mojave Desert Friday and Saturday bringing increased precipitation chances, gusty winds, and

cooler temperatures through early next week. 

Southern NV, Northwest AZ, and Southeast CA

 

Today-THU

Mostly quiet

SW gusts 15-30 MPH THU evening across southern NV & California deserts, up to 50 MPH in the mountains.

 

THU Night-FRI

 

Widespread SW gusts 35-50 MPH in the valleys/deserts, with gusts 50-65 in the mountains FRI

Gusty winds turn to the north FRI afternoon/evening behind a cold front

Precipitation chances spread across the region north of I-40

Snow levels 8000′ dropping to 2000-3000′ FRI night

This is NOT expected to be a major precipitation event like we saw last week

Total precipitation amounts will generally range from 0.00-0.25″ with the highest totals over central NV.

Locally higher amounts in the mountains.

 

SAT-SUN

Temps 10°F cooler

Gusty north winds will continue SAT, gusts 20-35 MPH

Lighter winds with calmer conditions SUN Fire Potential Discussion: There will be little or no fire activity across the region through the forecast period. 

SPECIAL NOTES: NO NEW UPDATES AT THIS TIME

 SANTA ANA WILDFIRE THREAT INDEX: GREY NO RATING /

ZONE 1: L.A. – VENTURA; JAN. 17 – 22  NO RATE

 

ZONE 2: ORANGE-INLAND EMPIRE: JAN. 17 – 22  NO RATE

 

ZONE 3: SAN DIEGO: JAN. 17 – 22  NO RATE

 

ZONE 4 SANTA BARBARA: JAN. 17 – 22  NO RATE

 

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APPLE AND YUCCA VALLEYS (Hesperia &Victorville):

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the morning.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph after midnight.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Light south wind increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Thursday Night

A 10 percent chance of rain after 4am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. South wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

PHELAN /PINON HILLS:

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. South wind around 5 mph becoming west after midnight.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain after 4am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

 TRONA:

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. Light northwest wind.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Light and variable wind becoming south southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Southwest wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

BARSTOW / DAGGETT / BAKER / FT. IRWIN:

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the morning.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. West southwest wind 10 to 13 mph.

OWENS VALLEY SOUTH:

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph after midnight.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. South wind 7 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night

A 20 percent chance of rain after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. South southwest wind 7 to 13 mph.

 

INLAND EMPIRE NORTH (DEVORE):.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. North wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

 

CHINO HILLS:

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. East wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming northeast after midnight.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 51. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

 

COLTON:.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

 

SAN BERNARDINO N.F. WEST (WRIGHTWOOD – AREA):

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the morning.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph after midnight.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph

 

SAN BERNARDINO N.F. CENTRAL (LAKE ARROWHEAD- AREA):

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph after midnight.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph

 

SAN BERNARDINO N.F. EAST (BIG BEAR AREA):

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. South wind around 5 mph.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain after 4am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

JOSHUA TREE AREA:

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming east northeast around 5 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. South southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. South southwest wind 6 to 13 mph.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

 

NEEDLES, RIVER BAT.:

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 73. North wind 3 to 7 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 47. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 72. Calm wind becoming south southeast 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. South wind around 7 mph.

 

BANNING PASS AREA

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. East wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. West wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

 

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 San Gabriel Valley:.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the morning.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 5 mph in the morning.

Thursday Night

A 20 percent chance of rain after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

 

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY (BURBANK):

. Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph in the morning.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the morning.

Thursday Night

A 20 percent chance of rain after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. South southeast wind around 5 mph.

 

SANTA CLARITA:

. Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Thursday Night

A 20 percent chance of rain after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. South wind 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

 

Angeles National Forest WEST:.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. North northeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west southwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Thursday Night

A 20 percent chance of rain after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

 

Angeles National Forest CENTERAL:

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. North wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. West southwest wind around 5 mph.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. West southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday Night

A 20 percent chance of rain after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

 

Angeles National Forest EAST

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. West northwest wind around 10 mph.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Thursday Night

A slight chance of rain between 10pm and 4am, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

 

Antelope Valley:

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming north northeast in the morning.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. North northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest in the evening.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph

 

 

Kern Co. Deserts:

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. North northwest wind around 5 mph.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Light west southwest wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Thursday Night

A 10 percent chance of rain after 4am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. West southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

 

Tehachapi:

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. East wind around 5 mph.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

Thursday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

 

Las Vegas:

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Light and variable wind.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. South wind 7 to 11 mph.

 

Orange Co (Anaheim): WEDNESDAY…Partly cloudy. Highs around 77. Light winds. .WEDNESDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Lows 48 to 54. Light winds. .THURSDAY…Partly cloudy. Highs around 74. Light winds. .THURSDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain overnight.  Lows 49 to 54. Light winds. Chance of measurable precipitation  20 percent. San Diego Coast (San Diego): .WEDNESDAY…Partly cloudy. Highs 67 to 72 near the coast to  73 to 78 inland. Light winds. .WEDNESDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Lows 44 to 54. Light winds. .THURSDAY…Partly cloudy. Highs 66 to 71 near the coast to  73 inland. Light winds.  .THURSDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Lows 49 to 55. Light winds.

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ON THIS DAY:

2007: Ramona recorded its lowest temperature on record with a morning low of 16 degrees. The three lowest temperatures on record for the station were all recorded between 14-18 January, 2007.

 

1993: A very wet series of storms that began on 1/6 and ended on 1/19 produced 20 to 50 inches of precipitation in the mountains and up to 12 inches at lower elevations over a two week period. It was one of the longest periods of consecutive days of rain on record (14) and measurable rain fell nearly every day from 1/2 to 1/19. Flooding and flash flooding, mud slides, etc., resulted. On 1/16 and on this day, 11.62 inches of rain fell at De Luz within 48 hours. From 1/15 through this day, heavy flooding occurred on the Santa Margarita and San Luis Rey Rivers. Highway 76 was washed out near I-15. The airports at Camp Pendleton and Oceanside sustained flood damage. In Tijuana, homes and streets were flooded along the Tijuana River. Five died and 139 people were caught in floodwaters, 600 were evacuated. Extensive flooding also occurred in Canyon Lake, Elsinore, Murrieta and Temecula. In Murrieta alone, nearly 500 people were stranded or evacuated. An F0 tornado touched down in Lake Forest, inflicting minor damage on 31 homes and uprooting several trees.

 

1990: A storm that started on 1/16 and ended on this day brought snow flurries within San Diego city limits, but none was officially recorded at Lindbergh Field in San Diego. 14 inches fell at Mt. Laguna and ten to 18 inches fell in the San Bernardino Mountains.

 

1988: A major Pacific storm produced a wind gust to 64 mph from the west at San Diego – Lindbergh Field, the highest wind on record. Trees were uprooted in San Diego. Boats in San Diego harbor were damaged extensively. Apartment windows were ripped out in Imperial Beach, where damage was estimated at $1 million. Trees were knocked down and debris was strewn all around San Diego and the zoo. The zoo was closed for the first time in 72 years to remove damage. Kelp beds were damaged. The lowest barometric pressure on record was measured on this day in Los Angeles: 29.25 inches. Heavy snow hit the San Gabriel Mountains and 14 inches fell at Mt. Laguna. Seven deaths resulted in the San Gabriel Mountains. Four died when a small plane got lost in the fog and collided with the mountain and three froze to death when their car became stranded in the snow.

 

1987: A very cold air mass remained over the region from 1/16 to 1/18. It was 10° at Mt. Laguna, 17° at Bonsall, 22° at Valley Center, 24° in Poway, 26° in El Cajon, 31° in Chula Vista and 36 at San Diego. Substantial avocado crop loss was estimated in the millions of dollars. On this day the temperature fell to 24° in Fallbrook and 28° in Del Mar. Two homeless died of hypothermia.

 

1980: Highest minimum temperature records were set each day for six consecutive days starting on this day in San Diego.

 

1973: Heavy rain that began on 1/16 ended on 1/18. Local amounts up to three inches fell on 1/16 and an additional three inches fell on 1/18. Local flooding, mud slides and power outages resulted.

 

1952: A series of storms brought heavy rain and mountain snow to the region starting on 1/13 and ending on 1/18. 5.52 inches fell in San Bernardino over the six days. Flooding was reported in Upland and Ontario. Heavy snow hit the San Bernardino Mountains with 40 inches in Lake Arrowhead (with a snow depth of 46 inches), and 37 inches in Big Bear Lake. All mountain roads were blocked and closed because of snow slides.

1949: It was -1° in Victorville, the lowest temperature on record. The second and third lowest temperatures on record occurred during the previous week: 0° on 1/16 and 2° on 1/12.

 

1916: Widespread heavy rains hit Southern California starting on 1/14 and ending on 1/21. 8.5 inches fell during this period in San Bernardino. 16.71 inches fell in 24 hours at Squirrel Inn (near Lake Arrowhead) on 1/16 and on this day, a record 24 hour rainfall for California until 1943. More than nine inches fell in two storms in the Coachella Valley. Previous storms had deposited deep snow in the mountains, adding to the runoff. Widespread flooding resulted and at least 22 died. Roofs in Chula Vista, poultry farm in Vista, boats in Coronado and Newport were damaged. Most cities were completely inundated. Pine trees from Palomar Mountain floated down the San Luis Rey River through Oceanside. The cities of Indio, Coachella and Mecca were underwater. Ontario and Redlands were isolated and roads, railroads and bridges were washed out.

TROPICAL UPDATES:

The Eastern Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15th through November 30th.

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CURRENT WEATHER @ HESP. @0725hrs TEMP:450 RH:65% WIND: W 4 G 70.76” RF @ HESP. STA.SINCE OCT. 1st/20 Yr Avg: 6.21”  MONTH: 0.76”   YTD S/F: 0.00”

 

 FIRE INFO

This report will be posted every Friday at 0800 Mountain daylight time unless significant activity occurs.

FIRES: UPDATED

National Preparedness Level 1

Daily statistics 1/12/17
Number of new large fires 3 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires Total number includes full suppression and resource managed fires. Total does not include individual fires within complexes. 2 California (1) Oklahoma (1)
Acres from active fires 282,740
Fires contained 3
Year-to-date statistics
2018 (1/1/18 – 1/12/18) Fires: 910 Acres: 7,117
2017 (1/1/17 – 1/12/17) Fires: 387 Acres: 8,672
2016 (1/1/16 – 1/12/16) Fires: 93 Acres: 139
2015 (1/1/15 – 1/12/15) Fires: 156 Acres: 500
2014 (1/1/14 – 1/12/14) Fires: 232 Acres: 1,575
2013 (1/1/13 – 1/12/13) Fires: 105 Acres: 2,984
2012 (1/1/12 – 1/12/12) Fires: 840 Acres:49,029
2011 (1/1/11 – 1/12/11) Fires: 552 Acres: 5,648
2010 (1/1/10 – 1/12/10) Fires: 268 Acres: 4,639
2009 (1/1/09 – 1/12/09) Fires: 820 Acres: 12,530
2008 (1/1/08 – 1/12/08) Fires: 881 Acres: 21,835
Annual average prior 10 years
2008-2018 Fires: 359 Acres: 10,027

 Southern California Area (PL 2)

 SOUTH OPS INFO

 Northern California Area (PL 1)

 NORTH OPS INFO

 

WINTER WEATHER FORECAST 1/16/18

DAILY WEATHER & INFO

(WINTER WX )

To:    ALL STATIONS From: EMAIL: wxsupport@bdcecs.org
 
Ph: CELL(760) 559-3032

 RADIO:(HAM) KG6ZHW / COUNTY F.D RADIO: #733784  COM-330  

Date: 1/16/18
SKYWARN: NORMAL

NETS ON HEAPS PK. on WED  NIGHT @ 1900  / TABLE  MT. ON SUNDAY @ 1800 HRS

DAYS OF NO RAIN AT EAST HESPERIA: 06

SYNOP:A weak ridge of high pressure over the region will cause temperatures to be 5 to 10 degrees above normal through Thursday, with mid 50s to mid 60s across the mountains and upper 60s and 70s in the valleys. Minimum humidity will be mainly between 20% and 40% through Thursday.  Winds will be light through Thursday.  A Pacific storm will bring scattered showers to the region Thursday night through Friday night, with most locations expected to receive less than a quarter inch of rainfall.  However, the Sierra and its surrounding foothills will receive between 1 and 2 inches of rainfall.  The snow level will drop down to around 4,000 feet by Friday night.  Westerly winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph will surface across the wind prone mountains and deserts Thursday night through Friday night.  Temperatures will drop to between 5 and 10 degrees below normal on Friday.  A weak ridge of high pressure will move across the region from the Pacific Ocean bringing a little warmer and drier conditions this weekend. North winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph will surface across much of Santa Barbara County and the Grapevine Saturday night.  Another Pacific storm may bring more scattered showers with light rainfall totals to the area early next week.   

Late Week Light Precipitation

Impacts

Wet roads

Traffic delays

Possible ice and snow in mountains causing slick roads

Details & Locations Widespread light rain at low elevations and snow at high elevations

Significant precipitation amounts are not likely

 

Timing

Rain chances increase Thursday night through Friday night with widespread but

minor rain and high elevation snowfall

Another chance of precipitation possible early next week (January 22-23) but

forecaster confidence is low at this time NWS LAS VEGAS – (NORTH & EAST OF BARSTOW TO STATE LINE)

A weak system will pass through the area today but is not expected to produce more than just some higher elevation light rain or snow showers and clouds. High pressure returns for Wednesday and Thursday before the next more potent system brings

precipitation chances and gusty winds to the area by Friday. 

WEATHER IMPACTS

Southern NV, Northwest AZ, and Southeast CA

MODERATE Confidence

 

THU-SAT

Hazardous crosswinds, especially for high profile vehicles.

Reduced visibility due to blowing dust and sand.

Loose or unsecured objects may be blown away.

Temporary fences and structures may be damaged or destroyed.

Travel delays at McCarran International Airport due to strong winds.

Dangerous boating conditions due to strong winds and significant wave activity.

 

LOW Confidence THU-SAT

Hazardous travel conditions due to slick roadways. 

Southern NV, Northwest AZ, and Southeast CA

 

Today

Rain/mountain snow chances limited to the northern portions Lincoln, & Mohave counties

Snow level 7000-8000′

Little to no rain/snow accumulation

 

WED-THU

Mostly quiet

SW gusts 15-30 MPH THU evening across southern NV & California deserts, up to 50 MPH in the mountains.

 

THU Night-FRI

Widespread SW gusts 35-50 MPH in the valleys/deserts, with gusts 50-65 in the mountains FRIDAY

Gusty winds turn to the north FRI afternoon/evening behind a cold front

Precipitation chances spread across the region north of I-40

Snow levels 8000′ dropping to 2000-3000′ FRIDAY night

This is NOT expected to be a major precipitation event like we saw last week

Total precipitation amounts will generally range from 0.00-0.25″ with the highest totals over central NV. Locally higher amounts in the mountains.

 

SAT-SUN

Temps 10°F cooler

Gusty north winds will continue SAT, gusts 20-35 MPH

Lighter winds with calmer conditions SUN Fire Potential Discussion: There will be little or no fire activity across the region through the forecast period. 

SPECIAL NOTES: NO NEW UPDATES AT THIS TIME

 SANTA ANA WILDFIRE THREAT INDEX: GREY NO RATING /

ZONE 1: L.A. – VENTURA; JAN. 16 – 21  NO RATE

 

ZONE 2: ORANGE-INLAND EMPIRE: JAN. 16 – 21  NO RATE

 

ZONE 3: SAN DIEGO: JAN. 16 – 21  NO RATE

 

ZONE 4 SANTA BARBARA: JAN. 16 – 21  NO RATE

 

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APPLE AND YUCCA VALLEYS (Hesperia &Victorville):

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the morning.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph after midnight.

 PHELAN /PINON HILLS:

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. West wind around 5 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph after midnight.

 TRONA:

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. North northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Light and variable wind.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Light west northwest wind.

BARSTOW / DAGGETT / BAKER / FT. IRWIN:

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. West southwest wind around 6 mph.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph after midnight.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. East wind 3 to 7 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Light and variable wind.

OWENS VALLEY SOUTH:

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Northwest wind around 6 mph.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Light and variable wind.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Light and variable wind.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

 

INLAND EMPIRE NORTH (DEVORE):.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. North wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Light north wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. North wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

 

CHINO HILLS:

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph.

 

COLTON:.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

 

SAN BERNARDINO N.F. WEST (WRIGHTWOOD – AREA):

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. West wind around 5 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. West wind around 5 mph.

 

SAN BERNARDINO N.F. CENTRAL (LAKE ARROWHEAD- AREA):

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

 

SAN BERNARDINO N.F. EAST (BIG BEAR AREA):

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

 

JOSHUA TREE AREA:

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Light and variable wind.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

 

NEEDLES, RIVER BAT.:

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 72. Light and variable wind.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 73. North wind around 6 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. West northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

 

BANNING PASS AREA

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the morning.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. East wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

 

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San Gabriel Valley:.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Calm wind.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northeast in the evening.

 

BURBANK:

. Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Light west wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

 

 

SANTA CLARITA:

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. Light north wind becoming north northeast 5 to 10 mph in the evening.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. North northeast wind around 10 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the evening.

 

 

Angeles National Forest WEST:.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. North northwest wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northeast in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. North northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

 

Angeles National Forest CENTERAL:

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. West northwest wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. North wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. North wind around 5 mph becoming west in the morning.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. West wind around 5 mph becoming north in the evening.

 

 

Angeles National Forest EAST’

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. West wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph

 

Antelope Valley:

Tuesday. Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the evening.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the morning.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

 

 

Kern Co. Deserts:

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. North wind around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph.

 

Tehachapi:

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. West northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. East northeast wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

 

Las Vegas:

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 64. Calm wind.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Light north northwest wind.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. Light and variable wind.

 

Orange Co (Anaheim):  TUESDAY…Mostly cloudy in the morning…becoming partly cloudy.  Patchy fog in the morning. Local visibility one quarter mile or  less at times in the morning. Highs around 71. Light winds. .TUESDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Patchy fog overnight. Local  visibility one quarter mile or less at times overnight. Lows  47 to 53. Light winds. .WEDNESDAY…Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Local  visibility one quarter mile or less at times in the morning.  Highs around 76. Light winds.  .WEDNESDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Patchy fog overnight. Lows  48 to 54. Light winds.San Diego Coast (San Diego): HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM PST THURSDAY… .TUESDAY…Mostly cloudy in the morning…becoming partly cloudy.  Patchy fog in the morning. Local visibility one quarter mile or  less at times in the morning. Highs 64 to 69 near the coast to  68 to 73 inland. Light winds.  .TUESDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the evening. Patchy  fog overnight. Local visibility one quarter mile or less at times  overnight. Lows 43 to 53. Light winds.  .WEDNESDAY…Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Local  visibility one quarter mile or less at times in the morning.  Highs 66 to 71 near the coast to 72 to 77 inland. Light winds. .WEDNESDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows 44 to 53.  Light winds.

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ON THIS DAY:

1993: A very wet series of storms that began on 1/6 and ended on 1/19 produced 20 to 50 inches of precipitation in the mountains and up to 12 inches at lower elevations over a two week period. It was one of the longest periods of consecutive days of rain on record (14) and measurable rain fell nearly every day from 1/2 to 1/19. Flooding and flash flooding, mud slides, etc., resulted. On this day and on 1/17, 11.62 inches of rain fell at De Luz within 48 hours. From 1/15 through 1/17, heavy flooding occurred on the Santa Margarita and San Luis Rey Rivers. Highway 76 was washed out near I-15. The airports at Camp Pendleton and Oceanside sustained flood damage. In Tijuana, homes and streets were flooded along the Tijuana River. Five died and 139 people were caught in floodwaters, 600 were evacuated.

 

1990: A storm that started on this day and ended on 1/17 brought snow flurries within the San Diego city limits, but none was officially recorded at Lindbergh Field in San Diego. 14 inches fell at Mt. Laguna and ten to 16 inches fell in the mountains.

 

1987: A very cold air mass remained over the region from this day to 1/18. It was 10° at Mt. Laguna, 17° at Bonsall, 22° at Valley Center, 24° in Poway, 26° in El Cajon, 31° in Chula Vista and 36° at San Diego. Substantial avocado crop loss was estimated in the millions of dollars. On 1/17 the temperature fell to 24° in Fallbrook and 28° in Del Mar. Two homeless died of hypothermia.

 

1978: A Pacific storm brought heavy rains. Flooding killed two people and damaged roads, car lots and hotels in Mission Valley. De Luz became isolated. A mobile home park in Chula Vista was evacuated by motorboat.

 

1973: Heavy rain that began on this day ended on 1/18. Local amounts up to three inches fell on this day and an additional three inches fell on 1/18. Local flooding, mud slides, and power outages resulted.

 

1966: Strong Santa Ana winds surfaced over the coast and valleys. The winds destroyed several pleasure boats, damaged construction sites and the local avocado/citrus crop, and led to the closure of several highways. One man was killed when struck by a falling tree.

 

1961: High surf pounding the coast combined with very high tides to damage homes, roadways, and commercial property along the coast. Damages were concentrated in the communities of Ventura and Surfside.

 

1952: A series of storms brought heavy rain and mountain snow to the region starting on 1/13 and ending on 1/18. 5.52 inches fell in San Bernardino over the six days. Flooding was reported in Upland and Ontario. Heavy snow hit the San Bernardino Mountains with 40 inches in Lake Arrowhead (with a snow depth of 46 inches), and 37 inches in Big Bear Lake. All mountain roads were blocked and closed because of snow slides.

 

1949: It was 0° in Victorville, the second lowest temperature on record. The lowest temperature on record occurred the next day: -1° on 1/17. A few days earlier on 1/12/1949, it was 2°, the third lowest temperature on record.

 

1943: It was 84° in Victorville, the highest temperature on record for January.

 

1916: Widespread heavy rains hit Southern California starting on 1/14 and ending on 1/21. 8.5 inches fell during this period in San Bernardino. 16.71 inches fell in 24 hours at Squirrel Inn (near Lake Arrowhead) on this day and on 1/17, a record 24 hour rainfall for California until 1943. More than nine inches fell in two storms in the Coachella Valley. Previous storms had deposited deep snow in the mountains, adding to the runoff. Widespread flooding resulted and at least 22 died. Roofs in Chula Vista, poultry farm in Vista, boats in Coronado and Newport were damaged. Most cities were completely inundated. Pine trees from Palomar Mountain floated down the San Luis Rey River through Oceanside. The cities of Indio, Coachella and Mecca were underwater. Ontario and Redlands were isolated and roads, railroads and bridges were washed out.

TROPICAL UPDATES:

The Eastern Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15th through November 30th.

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CURRENT WEATHER @ HESP. @0715hrs TEMP:480 RH:60% WIND: CALM0.76” RF @ HESP. STA.SINCE OCT. 1st/20 Yr Avg: 6.21”  MONTH: 0.76”   YTD S/F: 0.00”

 

 

FIRE INFO

This report will be posted every Friday at 0800 Mountain daylight time unless significant activity occurs.

FIRES: UPDATED

 

STATE INFO (CDF/USFS)

Number of fires and acres:

Interval Fires Acres
January 1, 2018 through January 7, 2018 59 4
January 1, 2017 through January 7, 2017 13 0
5 year average (same interval) 27 122
2018 Combined YTD (CALFIRE & US Forest Service) 92 7

(Statistics include all wildfires responded by CAL FIRE in both the State Responsibility Area, as well as the Local Responsibility Area under contract with the department, plus all large wildfires in State Responsibility Area protected by CAL FIRE’s contract counties).

 

National Preparedness Level 1

 

Southern California Area (PL 2)

Montecito Flooding / Mudflows Incident Information:
Last Updated: January 14, 2018 9:21 am
Date/Time Started: January 09, 2018 4:00 am
Administrative Unit: Ventura County Fire and Santa Barbara County Fire
County: Santa Barbara County,Ventura County
Location: Montecito, Summerland and Carpenteria
Acres Burned – Containment: *** This is not a CAL FIRE incident. Click the link for more information on this fire.
Evacuations: Ventura County Fire Incident Information

Santa Barbara County Fire Incident Information

1/11/18 – See the latest News Release about evacuation orders.

1/11/18 – See the latest News Release in Spanish about evacuation orders.

1/14/18 – See the latest Incident Update for more information about evacuations and road closures.

1/14/18 – See the latest Incident Update in Spanish for more information about evacuations and road closures.

Long/Lat: /
Conditions: Flooding and mudflows in the Santa Barbara County areas of Montecito, Summerland, and Carpenteria near the Thomas Fire burn scar.

 

Incident Update 1/14/18

STATUS

Incident Start Date: 01/09/2018 Incident Start Time: 02:00 AM

 

Incident Type: Winter Storm Cause: Heavy Winter Rain

 

Acreage: 30 Square Miles Containment: See “Current Situation”

 

Incident Location: Areas North of and adjacent to Hwy 101 in Montecito

Single Family Residences Destroyed: 65 Single Family Residences Damaged: 462 Single Family Residences Threatened: 3,000

 

Commercial Property Destroyed: 8 Commercial Property Damaged: 20 Commercial Property Threatened: 200

Fatalities: 20 Injuries: 28 Missing: 4

 

RESOURCES

Engines: 163 Water Rescue Teams: 2 Helicopters: 3 Air Tankers: 0 Hand Crews: 50

 

Dozers: 8 K9 USAR: 39 Technical Rescue: 10 Total Personnel: 2338

Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, CalTrans, US Coast Guard, US Navy, So Cal Gas, So Cal Edison, SB SAR, American Red Cross, Santa Barbara County Public Works, California Conservation Corps.

SITUATION

Current

Situation:

Crews continue to search buildings and debris flows for trapped victims. The unstable environment remains a critical

threat to civilians and responders. The large amounts of mud and debris are making access and progress challenging.

Search and rescue remains the highest priority.

Damage inspection has begun. Damaged and destroyed numbers are estimates and likely to change as crewscontinue to make progress.

Anticipate the numbers of missing persons to fluctuate significantly. The Sheriff’s Department is continually

receiving reports of missing persons and is actively investigating each report. Many reports reach a rapid and

successful conclusion, other require additional investigation.

 

Mandatory

Evacuations:

The unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County, Montecito, Summerland, and Carpinteria:

NORTH of Hwy 192 to the U.S. Forest Service Boundary: EAST of Cold Springs Road to Toro Canyon Rd on the WEST.

SOUTH of Hwy 192 to the ocean: EAST of Sycamore Canyon Rd/Hot Springs Rd/Oak Rd/Olive Mill to Ortega Ridge Rd on the WEST.

Evacuation

Warning:

All areas SOUTH of Hwy 192 to the ocean:

EAST of Summit Rd/Hot Springs Road/Channel Drive and WEST of Sycamore Canyon Rd/Hot Springs/Olive Mill.

People in these areas should stay alert to changing conditions and be prepared to leave immediately if the situation worsens.

Evacuation

Shelters:

Santa Barbara City College Campus Gymnasium

721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, Ca

Services: Natural gas has been shut off to most parts of Montecito. It is expected to be several days before restoration. For additional gas outage information, go to socalgas.com/Montecito or dial 1-800-427-2200

Date: 01/14/2018 Time: 7:00 AM

Information Line: (833) 688-5551

Via Text: (805) 699-0165

Media Line: (805) 996-0579

2018 XSB JANUARY STORM

Incident Update

Power outages are affecting over 6,000 homes and businesses, primarily in the Montecito area.

Many areas of Montecito are without potable water and sanitary services.

Water outage is anticipated throughout the Montecito Water District (excluding Summerland).

Boil Water

Notice:

ALL customers of the Montecito Water District (including Summerland) should boil or disinfect with bleach any tap

water before drinking or cooking. An interactive map of this area is located at CountyofSB.org

Directions on how to boil or disinfect water: www.montecitowater.com

 

Bottled Water

Distribution:

Bottled water will be distributed at two locations from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

This water is only for Montecito District customers in need of water:

-Montecito Fire Station #2 at 2300 Sycamore Canyon Rd and Cold Spring Rd.

-Shopping center at South West corner of East Valley Road and San Ysidro Road (Upper Village)

-Summerland Post Office at 2245 Lillie Ave

 

Animal

Shelters:

Large Animals: Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara

Small Animal Shelter: Santa Barbara Humane Society

For assistance with large and small animals, call (805) 681-4332

Ocean Water

Closures &

Quality:

In order to protect the public’s health, the Santa Barbara County Health Officer has closed the ocean waters for

public use until further notice. Ocean water at the following beaches will remain closed:

  • East Beach at Mission Creek
  • East Beach at Sycamore Creek
  • El Capitan State Beach
  • Goleta Beach
  • Butterfly Beach
  • Hammond Beach
  • Carpinteria State Beach
  • Rincon Beach

 

Family

Assistance

Center:

First Presbyterian Church

21 E. Constance Ave

Santa Barbara, CA

Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. through Tuesday, January 16th

  • Purpose is to provide assistance in finding friends or family who may have been affected by the storm.
  • Staffed by Sheriff, Red Cross, Behavioral Wellness, Social Services and Public Health.

 

School

Closures:

For the most up-to-date information on school closures, contact your local school district or call 211.

Road Closures:

Highway 101 SB @ Milpas St to Padaro Ln.

Highway 101 NB @ Hwy 150 to Milpas St.

HWY 192 in multiple locations

 

Donations and

Volunteering:

For donations and volunteer opportunities, please contact these organizations:

  • Red Cross local chapter: www.redcross.org or text “redcross” to 90999
  • United Way of Santa Barbara County: www.UnitedWayThomasFireFund.org
  • Foodbank of Santa Barbara County: 1525 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
  • Salvation Army: 423 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Unity Shoppe: 1401 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

 

Additional

Information:

www.countyofsb.org

Call 211 (local) or (800) 400-1572 (toll-free)

Call Information Line at (833) 688-5551 or text (805) 699-0165

 

SOUTH OPS INFO

 

Northern California Area (PL 1)

 

NORTH OPS INFO

 

WINTER WEATHER 1/15/18

DAILY WEATHER & INFO

(WINTER WX )

To:    ALL STATIONS From: EMAIL: wxsupport@bdcecs.org
 
Ph: CELL(760) 559-3032

 RADIO:(HAM) KG6ZHW / COUNTY F.D RADIO: #733784  COM-330  

Date: 1/15/18
SKYWARN: NORMAL

NETS ON HEAPS PK. on WED  NIGHT @ 1900  / TABLE  MT. ON SUNDAY @ 1800 HRS

DAYS OF NO RAIN AT EAST HESPERIA: 05

SYNOP:

Weak onshore flow will spread cooling inland through Tuesday with

slight warming for Wednesday and slight cooling on Thursday. The

marine layer will redevelop near the coast and the return of

onshore will bring greater recovery for inland humidities. For

Friday through early Saturday…a low pressure system will move

inland through California bringing cooling…strong gusty west

winds in the mountains and deserts…and a chance of mostly light

precipitation along with lower snow levels. Slow warming for next

weekend…but with high temperatures remaining below average.

 NWS LAS VEGAS – (NORTH & EAST OF BARSTOW TO STATE LINE)

High pressure will remain over the area for Monday

leading to a continuation of above normal temperatures and dry

weather. High pressure weakens early next week allowing for a more

active pattern Tuesday through the end of the week.

 

Southern NV, Northwest AZ, and Southeast CA

 

MON

Quiet

 

TUE

Rain/mountain snow chances limited to the northern portions of Inyo, Esmeralda, Nye, Lincoln, & Mohave counties

Snow level 7000-8000′

Little rain/snow accumulation

 

WED-THU

Mostly quiet

SW gusts 15-30 MPH THU a􀅌ernoon across southern NV & California deserts, up to 50 MPH in the mountains.

 

THU Night-FRI

Widespread SW gusts 35-50 MPH in the valleys/deserts, with gusts 50-65 in the mountains FRI

Gusty winds turn to the north FRI afternoon/evening behind a cold front

Precipitation chances spread across the region north of I-40

Snow levels 8000′ dropping to 2000-3000′ FRI night

This is NOT expected to be a major precipitation event like we saw last week

Total precipitation amounts will generally range from 0.00-0.25″ with the highest totals over central NV. Locally higher amounts in the mountains.

 

SAT-SUN

Temps 10°F cooler

Gusty north winds will continue SAT, gusts 20-35 MPH

Lighter winds with calmer conditions SUN Fire Potential Discussion: There will be little or no fire activity across the region through the forecast period. 

SPECIAL NOTES: NO NEW UPDATES AT THIS TIME

 SANTA ANA WILDFIRE THREAT INDEX: GREY NO RATING /

ZONE 1: L.A. – VENTURA; JAN. 15 – 20  NO RATE

 

ZONE 2: ORANGE-INLAND EMPIRE: JAN. 15 – 20  NO RATE

 

ZONE 3: SAN DIEGO: JAN. 15 – 20  NO RATE

 

ZONE 4 SANTA BARBARA: JAN. 15 – 20  NO RATE

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APPLE AND YUCCA VALLEYS (Hesperia &Victorville):

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. South wind around 5 mph.

 PHELAN /PINON HILLS:

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. North wind around 5 mph.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 66. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

 TRONA:

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Light and variable wind.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. Light and variable wind.

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Light and variable wind becoming east around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph.

BARSTOW / DAGGETT / BAKER / FT. IRWIN:

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Light west wind.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph after midnight.

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 69. West southwest wind 8 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. West southwest wind around 6 mph.

OWENS VALLEY SOUTH:

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Light southwest wind.

Tuesday

A 20 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 61. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. Light west southwest wind.

 

INLAND EMPIRE NORTH (DEVORE):.

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Calm wind.

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 72. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.

 

CHINO HILLS:

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 68. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

 

COLTON:.

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

 

SAN BERNARDINO N.F. WEST (WRIGHTWOOD – AREA):

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. West wind around 5 mph becoming north in the afternoon.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

 

SAN BERNARDINO N.F. CENTRAL (LAKE ARROWHEAD- AREA):

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph.

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 62. South wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

 

SAN BERNARDINO N.F. EAST (BIG BEAR AREA):

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 56. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

 

JOSHUA TREE AREA:

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph after midnight.

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 69. Light and variable wind.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. South southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight.

 

NEEDLES, RIVER BAT.:

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. North wind 3 to 5 mph.

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 72. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Light and variable wind.

 

BANNING PASS AREA

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Light and variable wind becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. West wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

 

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San Gabriel Valley:.

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the morning.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

 

BURBANK:

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southwest in the morning.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the morning.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming north northeast in the evening.

 

SANTA CLARITA:

. M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the morning.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming north in the evening

 

Angeles National Forest WEST:.

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. West southwest wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. North northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

 

Angeles National Forest CENTERAL:

. M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. West southwest wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. North northwest wind around 5 mph.

 

Angeles National Forest EAST

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. West northwest wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. West southwest wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

 

 

Antelope Valley:

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. West southwest wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 42. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

 

Kern Co. Deserts:

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. South wind around 5 mph becoming west in the evening.

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 68. West wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

 

Tehachapi:

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 58. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

 

 

Las Vegas:

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Calm wind.

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. Light and variable wind.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Light north northwest wind.

 

Orange Co (Anaheim): .MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY…Mostly sunny in the morning…  becoming partly cloudy. Highs around 75. Light winds.  .MONDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Patchy fog overnight. Lows 46 to  54. Light winds. .TUESDAY…Mostly cloudy in the morning…becoming partly cloudy.  Patchy fog in the morning. Highs around 72. Light winds. .TUESDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Patchy fog overnight. Lows 46 to  53. Light winds. San Diego Coast (San Diego): HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM MONDAY TO 6 AM PST THURSDAY… MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY…Mostly sunny in the morning…  becoming partly cloudy. Highs 66 to 71 near the coast to 71 to  76 inland. Light winds. .MONDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy in the evening…becoming mostly  cloudy. Patchy fog overnight. Local visibility one quarter mile  or less at times overnight. Lows 43 to 53. Light winds. .TUESDAY…Mostly cloudy in the morning…becoming partly cloudy.  Patchy fog in the morning. Highs 64 to 69 near the coast to 69 to  74 inland. Light winds. .TUESDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy in the evening…becoming mostly  cloudy. Patchy fog overnight. Lows 41 to 51. Light winds.

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ON THIS DAY:

1997: A storm that began on 1/12 and ended on this day brought 18 inches of snowfall to Mt. Laguna. Generally 18 inches to three feet of snow was reported above 2500 feet. The ski resort at Snow Valley remained open until 5/18, the latest in its 78 year history. 13 illegal immigrants died from exposure near Pine Valley.

 

1993: A very wet series of storms that began on 1/6 and ended on 1/19 produced 20 to 50 inches of precipitation in the mountains and up to 12 inches at lower elevations over a two week period. It was one of the longest periods of consecutive days of precipitation on record (14) and measurable rain fell nearly every day from 1/2 to 1/19. Flooding and flash flooding, mud slides, etc., resulted. On this day through 1/17, heavy flooding occurred on the Santa Margarita and San Luis Rey Rivers. Highway 76 was washed out near I-15. The airports at Camp Pendleton and Oceanside sustained flood damage. In Tijuana, homes and streets were flooded along the Tijuana River. Five died and 139 people were caught in floodwaters, 600 were evacuated.

 

1978: Starting on 1/14 and ending on this day, 2.65 inches of precipitation fell in San Diego, the greatest 24-hour total on record for January.

 

1952: A series of storms brought heavy rain and mountain snow to the region starting on 1/13 and ending on 1/18. 5.52 inches fell in San Bernardino over the six days. Flooding was reported in Upland and Ontario. Heavy snow hit the San Bernardino Mountains with 40 inches in Lake Arrowhead (with a snow depth of 46 inches), and 37 inches in Big Bear Lake. All mountain roads were blocked and closed because of snow slides.

 

1949: For the first time in 6 days Palomar Mountain failed to record snowfall. Snowfall from the prior 6 days totaled 74 inches. This is by far the snowiest period at Palomar Mountain since records began in 1901. The next largest six-day total was 48 inches in 1991. Lake Arrowhead recorded 48 inches over six days.

 

1932: Up to two inches of snow fell all over the LA Basin. One inch was recorded at the LA Civic Center and even the beaches of Santa Monica were whitened. 18 inches fell in Julian, 17 inches at Mt. Laguna, 14 inches at Cuyamaca, and six inches at Descanso.

 

1916: Widespread heavy rains hit Southern California starting on 1/14 and ending on 1/21. 8.5 inches fell during this period in San Bernardino. 16.71 inches fell in 24 hours at Squirrel Inn (near Lake Arrowhead) on 1/16 and on 1/17, a record 24 hour rainfall for California until 1943. More than nine inches fell in two storms in the Coachella Valley. Previous storms had deposited deep snow in the mountains, adding to the runoff. Widespread flooding resulted and at least 22 died. Roofs in Chula Vista, poultry farm in Vista, boats in Coronado and Newport were damaged. Most cities were completely inundated. Pine trees from Palomar Mountain floated down the San Luis Rey River through Oceanside. The cities of Indio, Coachella and Mecca were underwater. Ontario and Redlands were isolated and roads, railroads and bridges were washed out.

 

1911: Very cold weather descended on the region sending overnight lows off a cliff. The all-time lowest temperature on record was recorded in Riverside with a morning low of 18°.

 

TROPICAL UPDATES:

The Eastern Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15th through November 30th.

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CURRENT WEATHER @ HESP. @0628hrs TEMP:410 RH:70% WIND: SW 2 G 50.76” RF @ HESP. STA.SINCE OCT. 1st/20 Yr Avg: 6.21”  MONTH: 0.76”   YTD S/F: 0.00”

 

 

FIRE INFO

This report will be posted every Friday at 0800 Mountain daylight time unless significant activity occurs.

FIRES: UPDATED

 

National Preparedness Level 1

 

Southern California Area (PL 2)

 

SOUTH OPS INFO

 

Northern California Area (PL 1)

 

NORTH OPS INFO

 

WINTER WEATHER 1/14/18

DAILY WEATHER & INFO

(WINTER WX )

To:    ALL STATIONS From: EMAIL: wxsupport@bdcecs.org
 
Ph: CELL(760) 559-3032

 RADIO:(HAM) KG6ZHW / COUNTY F.D RADIO: #733784  COM-330  

Date: 1/14/18
SKYWARN: NORMAL

NETS ON HEAPS PK. on WED  NIGHT @ 1900  / TABLE  MT. ON SUNDAY @ 1800 HRS

DAYS OF NO RAIN AT EAST HESPERIA: 04

SYNOP:

Dry weather will continue into Thursday with weakening high pressure aloft. Weakening offshore flow will become weakly onshore for Monday through Wednesday. The marine layer will return and slowly deepen with higher coastal humidities spreading intothe valleys. Well above average high temperatures today will cool for Monday and Tuesday to a little above average with minor day to day changes for Wednesday and Thursday. For late Thursday night through early Saturday…a low pressure system will move through California bringing strong onshore flow with cooling…strong gusty west winds in the mountains and deserts…and chances for lower elevation rain and mountain snow with light to locally moderate amounts.

 NWS LAS VEGAS – (NORTH & EAST OF BARSTOW TO STATE LINE)

High pressure will remain over the area through the weekend leading to a continuation of above normal temperatures and  dry weather. Breezy, northerly winds are expected across the Colorado River Valley through Sunday night. High pressure weakens early next week allowing for a more active pattern Tuesday through the end of the week.

 Fire Potential Discussion: There will be little or no fire activity across the region through the forecast period. 

SPECIAL NOTES: NO NEW UPDATES AT THIS TIME

 SANTA ANA WILDFIRE THREAT INDEX: GREY NO RATING /

ZONE 1: L.A. – VENTURA; JAN. 14 – 19  NO RATE

ZONE 2: ORANGE-INLAND EMPIRE: JAN. 14 – 19 NO RATE

ZONE 3: SAN DIEGO: JAN. 14 – 19  NO RATE

ZONE 4 SANTA BARBARA: JAN 14 – 14 NO RATE

 ——————————————–APPLE AND YUCCA VALLEYS (Hesperia &Victorville):

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 42. Calm wind.

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

 PHELAN /PINON HILLS:

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 46. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. West wind around 5 mph.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

 TRONA:

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Light and variable wind.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Light north wind.

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

BARSTOW / DAGGETT / BAKER / FT. IRWIN:

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 42. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 6 mph after midnight.

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. West wind around 7 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

 

OWENS VALLEY SOUTH:

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. West northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

M.L.King Day

Partly sunny, with a high near 63. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. West southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

 

INLAND EMPIRE NORTH (DEVORE):.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. West northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

M.L.King Day

Partly sunny, with a high near 63. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. West southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

 

CHINO HILLS:

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. East wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

 

COLTON:.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 50. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

 

SAN BERNARDINO N.F. WEST (WRIGHTWOOD – AREA):

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. West wind around 5 mph.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

 

SAN BERNARDINO N.F. CENTRAL (LAKE ARROWHEAD- AREA):

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. North wind around 5 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 42. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph.

M.L.King Day

Sunny, with a high near 65. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

 

SAN BERNARDINO N.F. EAST (BIG BEAR AREA):

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 27. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. West wind around 5 mph.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph after midnight.

 

JOSHUA TREE AREA:

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Light and variable wind becoming east northeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 47. West southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Southwest wind around 6 mph.

 

NEEDLES, RIVER BAT.:

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. North wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 47. West northwest wind around 8 mph.

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Light west northwest wind.

 

BANNING PASS AREA

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west after midnight.

M.L.King Day

Sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

 

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San Gabriel Valley:.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Calm wind.

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 5 mph in the morning.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

 

 

BURBANK:

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Calm wind.

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Light south southeast wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

 

 

SANTA CLARITA:

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Breezy, with a northeast wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the morning.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

 

 

Angeles National Forest WEST:.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the morning.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

 

Angeles National Forest CENTERAL:

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. West southwest wind around 5 mph.

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. West southwest wind around 5 mph.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

 

 

Angeles National Forest EAST

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

 

 

Antelope Valley:

. Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

 

 

Kern Co. Deserts:

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. West northwest wind around 5 mph.

 

Tehachapi:

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. East southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. East wind around 5 mph.

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

 

 

Las Vegas:

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 44. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Light and variable wind.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. Light north wind.

 

Orange Co (Anaheim):  SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs around 80. Areas of winds east  15 mph with gusts to 25 mph in the morning becoming light.

.SUNDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy in the evening…becoming mostly  clear. Lows 46 to 54. Light winds.

.MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY…Mostly sunny. Highs 72 to 77. Light  winds. .MONDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Lows 46 to 53. Light winds. San Diego Coast (San Diego): SUNDAY…Partly cloudy. Highs 70 to 75 near the coast to  79 inland. Light winds. .SUNDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy in the evening…becoming mostly  clear. Lows 42 to 52. Light winds. .MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY…Mostly sunny. Highs 66 to 71 near  the coast to 72 to 77 inland. Light winds.  .MONDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Lows 43 to 53. Light winds.

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ON THIS DAY:

2007: A cold snap settled over Southern California. Some remarkable records were set, particularly on 1/13 and on this day. -7° at Fawnskin, -2° at Big Bear City and Wrightwood, 5° at Hesperia and Mt. Laguna, 10° at Borrego Airport, 12° at Campo, 16° at Ramona, 18° at Thermal, 19° in Hemet, 20° at Camp Pendleton. $114.7 million in crop damage in San Diego Co. $86 million in Riverside Co. $11.1 in San Bernardino Co. $600 thousand damage from broken pipes in San Bernardino Co. All three counties were declared disaster areas.

2005: Extreme runoff from nearly a week of heavy rainfall forced the emergency release of water from Prado Dam into the Santa Ana River. Hundreds of residents had to evacuate and Corona Municipal Airport was flooded. Planes were moved to nearby streets to escape the flooding.

 

1997: A storm that began on 1/12 and ended on 1/15 brought 18 inches of snowfall to Mt. Laguna. Generally 18 inches to three feet of snow was reported above 2500 feet. The ski resort at Snow Valley remained open until 5/18, the latest in its 78 year history. 13 illegal immigrants die from exposure near Pine Valley.

 

1995: A heavy rain storm hit the northern Inland Empire. It dropped eight to nine inches of rain in Yucaipa, causing extensive flooding and road closures.

 

1993: A very wet series of storms that began on 1/6 and ended on 1/19 produced 20 to 50 inches of precipitation in the mountains and up to 12 inches at lower elevations over a two week period. It was one of the longest periods of consecutive days of rain on record (14) and measurable rain fell nearly every day from 1/2 to 1/19. Flooding and flash flooding, mud slides, etc., resulted. On this day, an F1 tornado struck the city of Buena Park, blowing out windows and downing trees, fences and street signs. No injuries were reported.

 

1990: A tornado in the East City Heights neighborhood of San Diego caused property damage. A waterspout turned tornado hit Shelter Island – San Diego and tossed boats.

 

1978: Starting on this day and ending on 1/15, 2.65 inches of precipitation fell in San Diego, the greatest 24-hour total on record for January.

 

1963: Sub freezing low temperatures gripped Southern California for a second consecutive day, damaging local citrus, avocado and flower crops. All-time record low temperatures were set in Elsinore (15°), Oceanside (20°), and Chula Vista (24°). It was 22° in Palm Springs, the second lowest temperature on record.

 

1952: A series of storms brought heavy rain and mountain snow to the region starting on 1/13 and ending on 1/18. 5.52 inches fell in San Bernardino over the six days. Flooding was reported in Upland and Ontario. Heavy snow hit the San Bernardino Mountains with 40 inches in Lake Arrowhead (with a snow depth of 46 inches), and 37 inches in Big Bear Lake. All mountain roads were blocked and closed because of snow slides.

 

 

1949: The high temperature of 46° in Santa Ana was the lowest high temperature on record. This also occurred on 1/19/1949 and 2/23/1953.

1916: Widespread heavy rains hit Southern California starting on this day and ending on 1/21. 8.5 inches fell during this period in San Bernardino. 16.71 inches fell in 24 hours at Squirrel Inn (near Lake Arrowhead) on 1/16 and on 1/17, a record 24 hour rainfall for California until 1943. More than nine inches fell in two storms in the Coachella Valley. Previous storms had deposited deep snow in the mountains, adding to the runoff. Widespread flooding resulted and at least 22 died. Roofs in Chula Vista, poultry farm in Vista, boats in Coronado and Newport were damaged. Most cities were completely inundated. Pine trees from Palomar Mountain floated down the San Luis Rey River through Oceanside. The cities of Indio, Coachella and Mecca were underwater. Ontario and Redlands were isolated and roads, railroads and bridges were washed out.

 

1882: A cold winter storm that started on 1/1 and ended on this day brought lots of snow to the lowlands. 15 inches of snow fell at San Bernardino. 3 feet of snow fell in Campo over four days and produced 8 foot drifts in spots. Two to five inches fell in outlying San Diego, including four inches along Poway Grade, 3 inches at El Cajon and one inch in Poway. 5 inches fell in Riverside. Light snow fell in Del Mar. Snow flakes fell, but did not stick at San Diego Lindbergh Field. Birds and livestock were killed, telegraph lines were knocked down and citrus crops were damaged.

TROPICAL UPDATES:

The Eastern Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15th through November 30th.

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CURRENT WEATHER @ HESP. @0625hrs TEMP:410 RH:68% WIND: SW 2 G 60.76” RF @ HESP. STA.SINCE OCT. 1st/20 Yr Avg: 6.21”  MONTH: 0.76”   YTD S/F: 0.00”

  FIRE INFO

This report will be posted every Friday at 0800 Mountain daylight time unless significant activity occurs.

FIRES: UPDATED

 

National Preparedness Level 1

 Southern California Area (PL 2)

 Thomas Fire

Goleta, Calif., January 12th, 2018 — For Immediate Release.

Start Date: December 4, 2017 Cause: Under Investigation Size: 281,893 acres

Containment: 100% Personnel: 13 Structures Destroyed: 1,063 Structures Damaged: 280

Current Situation: After the over flights yesterday, the Thomas Fire is now at 100% containment. The forest closures within the footprint of the Thomas Fire remain in effect until further assessments can be made and deemed safe for the public to re-enter. Los Padres National Forest would like to thank all the first responders and cooperators that responded to this incident over the last month and giving up the opportunity to spend the holidays with their families and the sacrifices they made. We would also like to thank the local and surrounding communities for their understanding and support during this time.

Wildfires exacerbate the potential for debris flow and are most likely to occur during high intensity rainfall. Debris flows can be extremely dangerous. There is currently a closure order that covers the burned area and surrounding areas as well. This order includes trails within the burned area. Please adhere to the closure order and stay out of the forest until Los Padres National Forest deems it safe for the public to reenter the area. Also, please be mindful on any notices and warning put out by our cooperators, Santa Barbara Office of Emergency Services and Ventura County Office of Emergency Management.

 

SOUTH OPS INFO

 

Northern California Area (PL 1)

 

NORTH OPS INFO

 

WINTER WEATHER 1/13/18

DAILY WEATHER & INFO

(WINTER WX )

To:    ALL STATIONS From: EMAIL: wxsupport@bdcecs.org
 
Ph: CELL(760) 559-3032

 RADIO:(HAM) KG6ZHW / COUNTY F.D RADIO: #733784  COM-330  

Date: 1/13/18
SKYWARN: NORMAL

NETS ON HEAPS PK. on WED  NIGHT @ 1900  / TABLE  MT. ON SUNDAY @ 1800 HRS

DAYS OF NO RAIN AT EAST HESPERIA: 03

SYNOP:

High pressure aloft will continue dry weather into Thursday.

Offshore flow will bring gusty northeast winds to 45 mph through

and below passes and canyons and near coastal foothills into this

afternoon with elevated fire weather conditions for those areas

for the late morning into the afternoon. Weak onshore flow will

return for Monday through Wednesday with slow cooling spreading

inland. Slightly warmer for Thursday…then a low pressure system

moving inland through California on Friday will bring cooling…

strong gusty west winds in the mountains and deserts…and a

chance of mostly light precipitation.

 NWS LAS VEGAS – (NORTH & EAST OF BARSTOW TO STATE LINE)

High pressure will result in above normal

temperatures, bouts of high cloudS, and locally windy conditions

down the Colorado River Valley through weekend. The ridge will

weaken next week allowing for potentially a more active weather

pattern by later in the week.

 Fire Potential Discussion: There will be little or no fire activity across the region through the forecast period. 

SPECIAL NOTES: NO NEW UPDATES AT THIS TIME

 SANTA ANA WILDFIRE THREAT INDEX: GREY NO RATING /

ZONE 1: L.A. – VENTURA; JAN. 13 – 18  NO RATE

 

ZONE 2: ORANGE-INLAND EMPIRE: JAN. 13 – 18 NO RATE

 

ZONE 3: SAN DIEGO: JAN. 13 – 18 NO RATE

 

ZONE 4 SANTA BARBARA: JAN 13 – 18 NO RATE

 

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APPLE AND YUCCA VALLEYS (Hesperia &Victorville):

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 68. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 40. North wind around 5 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 41. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.

M.L.King Day

Sunny, with a high near 70.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.

 PHELAN /PINON HILLS:

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 63. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 45. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.

M.L.King Day

Sunny, with a high near 66.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.

 TRONA:

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. North wind around 7 mph becoming east northeast in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. North wind 3 to 6 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. North wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 41. Northwest wind around 6 mph.

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.

BARSTOW / DAGGETT / BAKER / FT. IRWIN:

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. East wind 5 to 13 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. East northeast wind around 6 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. East northeast wind 5 to 7 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 41. Light and variable wind becoming west northwest 5 to 7 mph after midnight.

M.L.King Day

Sunny, with a high near 67.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.

OWENS VALLEY SOUTH:

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. North northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Northwest wind around 6 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 63. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30. West wind 5 to 8 mph.

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.

 

INLAND EMPIRE NORTH (DEVORE):.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 76. Windy, with a north wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. North wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 57. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

M.L.King Day

Sunny, with a high near 77.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.

 

CHINO HILLS:

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 76. East wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. East wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 51. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

M.L.King Day

Sunny, with a high near 72.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.

 

COLTON:.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 80. North wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.

M.L.King Day

Sunny, with a high near 79.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.

 

SAN BERNARDINO N.F. WEST (WRIGHTWOOD – AREA):

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 56. East wind around 5 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 41. Calm wind.

M.L.King Day

Sunny, with a high near 58.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.

 

SAN BERNARDINO N.F. CENTRAL (LAKE ARROWHEAD- AREA):

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 66. North wind around 10 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 43. East wind around 5 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. North wind around 5 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 42. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

M.L.King Day

Sunny, with a high near 66.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.

 

SAN BERNARDINO N.F. EAST (BIG BEAR AREA):

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 55. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 31. East wind around 5 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Calm wind.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 29. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph.

M.L.King Day

Sunny, with a high near 58.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30.

 

JOSHUA TREE AREA:

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. West wind around 7 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. North northeast wind 6 to 8 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 48. West northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.

M.L.King Day

Sunny, with a high near 69.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.

 

NEEDLES, RIVER BAT.:

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 75. Breezy, with a north wind 18 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. North northwest wind around 11 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. North wind 11 to 13 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 46. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

M.L.King Day

Sunny, with a high near 74.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.

 

BANNING PASS AREA

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 74. East wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 52. East wind around 5 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

M.L.King Day

Sunny, with a high near 74.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 53.

 

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San Gabriel Valley:.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. North northeast wind 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. North northeast wind around 10 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light east northeast in the morning.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 56. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

M.L.King Day

Sunny, with a high near 76.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.

 

 

BURBANK:

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT NOW TO 2 PM PST SATURDAY

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Northeast wind around 10 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 53. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

M.L.King Day

Sunny, with a high near 78.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.

 

 

SANTA CLARITA:\

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT NOW TO 2 PM PST SATURDAY

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Breezy, with a northeast wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Breezy, with a north northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Breezy, with a northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 50. North northeast wind around 10 mph.

M.L.King Day

Sunny, with a high near 77.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.

 

Angeles National Forest WEST:.

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT NOW TO 2 PM PST SATURDAY

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Windy, with a northeast wind 25 to 35 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Windy, with an east northeast wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 54. Northeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

M.L.King Day

Sunny, with a high near 66.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.

 

Angeles National Forest CENTERAL:

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT NOW TO 2 PM PST SATURDAY

 

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Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Northeast wind around 15 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light east southeast in the morning.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 56. West southwest wind around 5 mph.

M.L.King Day

Sunny, with a high near 68.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

 

Angeles National Forest EAST

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT NOW TO 2 PM PST SATURDAY

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. East northeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 47. West northwest wind around 5 mph.

M.L.King Day

Sunny, with a high near 61.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.

 

 

Antelope Valley:

. Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. East northeast wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. East northeast wind around 5 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming east northeast around 5 mph in the morning.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 42. North northeast wind around 5 mph becoming south southwest in the evening.

M.L.King Day

Sunny, with a high near 67.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

 

 

 

Kern Co. Deserts:

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 68. North northeast wind around 5 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 42. North northwest wind around 5 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming northeast in the morning.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 40. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph.

M.L.King Day

Sunny, with a high near 68. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Calm wind.

 

Tehachapi:

. Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 60. Breezy, with an east southeast wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. East southeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. East wind around 10 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 37. East wind around 5 mph.

M.L.King Day

Sunny, with a high near 65. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

 

Las Vegas:

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 65. Northwest wind around 7 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 42. West wind around 6 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 64. North wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 42. West northwest wind around 7 mph.

M.L.King Day

Sunny, with a high near 64.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.

 

Orange Co (Anaheim):  SATURDAY…Mostly sunny. Warmer. Highs 80 to 85. Areas of winds  east 15 to 25 mph. Gusts to 40 mph…becoming 30 mph in the  afternoon. .SATURDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear in the evening…becoming partly  cloudy. Lows 53 to 60. Areas of winds east 15 to 20 mph with  gusts to 30 mph. .SUNDAY…Partly cloudy. Highs 75 to 80 towards the coast to  81 farther inland. Areas of winds east 15 mph with gusts to  25 mph in the morning becoming light. .SUNDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows 48 to 55. Light winds.  .MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY…Mostly sunny. Highs around  73 towards the coast to 76 farther inland. .MONDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear in the evening…becoming partly  cloudy. Lows 49 to 55. San Diego Coast (San Diego): .SATURDAY…Mostly sunny. Warmer. Highs 72 to 77 near the coast  to 80 to 85 inland. Areas of winds east 15 mph in the morning  becoming light. .SATURDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear in the evening…becoming partly  cloudy. Lows 48 to 57. Light winds. .SUNDAY…Partly cloudy. Highs 71 to 76 near the coast to 77 to  82 inland. Light winds.  .SUNDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear in the evening…becoming partly  cloudy. Lows 44 to 53. Light winds. .MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY…Partly cloudy in the morning…  becoming mostly sunny. Highs 67 to 72 near the coast to  75 inland.  .MONDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows 45 to 54.

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ON THIS DAY:

2013: A cold and dry air mass produced a significant freeze in all areas away from the coast on 1/12 and on this day. Low temperatures dropped to the 30s near the coast, 20s inland and in the low deserts, and the low teens in the high desert, which caused some water pipe damage. A frigid -8 degrees was recorded at Big Bear City – Shay Meadows.

 

2009: The minimum temperature at Santa Ana of 73° not only set a record high minimum temperature for the date and month, but also for the entire winter season. Incredibly, the minimum is tied for the 23rd highest minimum temperature on record (and this was in January!). Persistent Santa Ana winds and strong high pressure were the causes.

 

2007: A trace of snow was reported in Rancho Bernardo, Escondido, Chula Vista, El Cajon and La Mesa. A cold snap settled over Southern California. Some remarkable records were set, particularly on this day and on 1/14. -7° at Fawnskin, -2° at Big Bear City and Wrightwood, 5° at Hesperia and Mt. Laguna, 10° at Borrego Airport, 12° at Campo, 16° at Ramona, 18° at Thermal, 19° in Hemet, 20° at Camp Pendleton. $114.7 million in crop damage in San Diego Co. $86 million in Riverside Co. $11.1 in San Bernardino Co. $600 thousand damage from broken pipes in San Bernardino Co. All three counties were declared disaster areas.

 

1997: A storm that started on 1/12 and ended on this day gave the coastal areas and valleys one to three inches of rainfall. Snow continued in the mountains and as of 1/15, 18 inches of snow had fallen at Mt. Laguna. Generally 18 inches to three feet of snow were reported above 2500 feet, but up to four feet accumulated in the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area. The ski resort at Snow Valley remained open until 5/18, the latest in its 78 year history. Dime size hail up to one foot deep covered a small area in Buena Park and Cypress. 13 illegal immigrants died from exposure near Pine Valley.

 

1993: A very wet series of storms that began on 1/6 and ended on 1/19 produced 20 to 50 inches of precipitation in the mountains and up to 12 inches at lower elevations over a two week period. This day marked the start of seven consecutive days (the most on record) of measurable precipitation in Victorville, which ended on 1/19. This also occurred on 2/18-2/24/2005, 2/14-2/20/1980, and 12/22-12/28/1971. Measurable rain fell nearly every day from 1/2 to 1/19 in San Diego County. Flooding and flash flooding, mud slides, etc., resulted.

 

1984: A tornado in Huntington Beach damaged a mobile home.

 

1963: The Western US chilled out more than usual when a massive arctic air mass descended on the region. The cold dry air mass filtered through the mountains into Southern California, helping Alpine (19°) and Vista (21°) set all-time record low temperatures.

 

1952: A series of storms brought heavy rain and mountain snow to the region starting this day and ending on 1/18. 5.52 inches fell in San Bernardino over the six days. Flooding was reported in Upland and Ontario. Heavy snow hit the San Bernardino Mountains with 40 inches in Lake Arrowhead (with a snow depth of 46 inches), and 37 inches in Big Bear Lake. All mountain roads were blocked and closed because of snow slides.

 

1949: 43 inches of snow fell at Palomar Mountain from 1/10 to this day, the greatest storm snowfall on record. On this day 20 inches fell, the greatest daily snowfall on record for January and the third greatest daily snowfall on record.

 

1882: A cold winter storm that started on 1/12 and ended on 1/14 brought lots of snow to the lowlands. 15 inches of snow fell at San Bernardino. 3 feet of snow fell in Campo over four days. Two to five inches fell in outlying San Diego, including four inches along Poway Grade, three inches at El Cajon and one inch in Poway. Light snow fell in Del Mar. Snowflakes fell, but did not stick at San Diego Lindbergh Field. Birds and livestock were killed and telegraph lines were knocked down.

TROPICAL UPDATES:

The Eastern Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15th through November 30th.

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CURRENT WEATHER @ HESP. @0635hrs TEMP:410 RH:77% WIND: CALM0.76” RF @ HESP. STA.SINCE OCT. 1st/20 Yr Avg: 6.21”  MONTH: 0.76”   YTD S/F: 0.00”

  

FIRE INFO

This report will be posted every Friday at 0800 Mountain daylight time unless significant activity occurs.

FIRES: UPDATED

 

National Preparedness Level 1

 

Southern California Area (PL 2)

 

SOUTH OPS INFO

Unified Command Montecito, Flooding, Santa Barbara County, Update Communities of Montecito and Summerland. Santa Barbara County area Local DPA, SRA, Contract County

  • CAL FIRE IMT-3 (See), Santa Barbara County (Enos)  and Montecito F.D. (Taylor) in unified command
  • Widespread flooding and debris flows in the Thomas incident burn area
  • Mandatory and voluntary evacuations in effect
  • Approximately 2,000 structures threatened or damaged
  • Storm run-off is impacting major transportation corridors and utilities
  • Hwy 101 remains closed due to mud and debris flows between Montecito south to the county line
  • Numerous road closures in the flood area
  • Air and ground resources will continue with search and rescue operations
  • Evacuation center open at the Santa Barbara City College

 

Northern California Area (PL 1)

 

NORTH OPS INFO