The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the mountains near Los Angeles, California. It is in effect Monday Afternoon – late Tuesday Night. High winds and heavy snow are forecasted to make for difficult travel conditions.
8-18+” of Snow Above 8,000ft Monday – Tuesday In California.
Snow levels are forecasted to start out around 8,000 – 9,000ft, but are expected to drop down to 4,000 – 5,000ft by Tuesday.
Additional Storm Info:
California: 8-18+” of Snow Above 8,000ft Monday – Tuesday
* Snowfall accumulations will range from 8 to 18 inches above 8000 feet. - NOAA Los Angeles, CA
CA Winter Storm Warning:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA 823 PM PST Sun Jan 7 2018 ...PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS AND VERY STRONG AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING... .A strong storm system will generate strong and potentially damaging southerly winds gusting up to 70 mph across the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, including Interstate 5 near the Grapevine. Light snowfall could begin at the higher elevations Monday evening, with heavier snowfall likely overnight Monday night into early Tuesday morning. Snow levels will rapidly drop early Tuesday morning, with scattered snow showers persisting into Tuesday evening. Snow levels will initially be 8000 to 9000 feet Monday night, lowering rapidly to 4000 to 5000 feet on Tuesday. There will still be enough moisture to potentially bring light snow and icy conditions across the Interstate 5 Corridor near the Grapevine Tuesday into Tuesday evening. Los Angeles County Mountains excluding the Santa Monica Range- Including the cities of Acton, Mount Wilson, and Sandberg 823 PM PST Sun Jan 7 2018 ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM MONDAY TO 10 PM PST TUESDAY... * Snow accumulations...Snowfall accumulations will range from 8 to 18 inches above 8000 feet, 3 to 6 inches between 6000 and 8000 feet, and 1 to 3 inches possible between 4000 and 6000 feet. Local amounts up to 24 inches are possible on the higher peaks. * SNOW LEVELS...Snow levels will initially be around 8000 to 9000 feet Monday night, lowering rapidly to between 4000 and 5000 feet Tuesday. * WINDS...Southerly winds 25 to 40 mph with damaging gusts to 70 mph possible. Strongest at higher elevations and near the Grapevine. * IMPACTS...Heavy snow, gusty winds, low visibilities in blowing snow and icy roads make for dangerous driving conditions and could lead to road closures and travel delays. In addition, extended exposure to cold and wind could be life threatening. Light snow accumulations and icy conditions will be possible for Interstate 5 near the Grapevine Tuesday into Tuesday evening.