NOAA has Winter Storm Warnings issued all over Southern California’s mountains for Monday and Tuesday.
Some of these Winter Storm Warnings in Santa Barbara are located only 3 miles from the beach…
In general, 6-24″ of snow is forecast in the Coastal Mountains of Southern California and the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains.
This forecast includes:
- Big Bear Ski Resort
- Snow Summit Ski Resort
- Mountain High Ski Resort
- Mt. Baldy Ski Resort
* WHAT...Heavy snow. Plan on treacherous conditions above 5000 feet. 1-5 inches of snow is possible between 5000 and 6000 feet, 6-12 inches between 6000 and 7000 feet and over a foot above 7000 feet, with isolated amounts approaching 2 feet possible. - NOAA San Diego, CA today
The mountains around Los Angeles rise as high as 11,500-feet.
Southern California has 22 peaks that are over 10,000-feet tall – these are all located in the San Bernardino Mountains, the San Jacinto Mountains.
Winter Storm Warning for San Bernardino Mountains
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service SAN DIEGO CA 306 PM PST Sun Jan 13 2019 San Bernardino County Mountains-Riverside County Mountains- Including the cities of Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, Running Springs, Wrightwood, and Idyllwild-Pine Cove ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON MONDAY TO 10 AM PST TUESDAY ABOVE 5000 FEET... * WHAT...Heavy snow. Plan on treacherous conditions above 5000 feet. 1-5 inches of snow is possible between 5000 and 6000 feet, 6-12 inches between 6000 and 7000 feet and over a foot above 7000 feet, with isolated amounts approaching 2 feet possible. * WHERE...mountains above 5000 feet. * WHEN...Noon Monday to 10 AM Tuesday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...It will become windy with south winds gusting to around 40 mph by Monday night. Areas of dense fog and falling snow will reduce visibility to less than a quarter mile at times.