Riverside County Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Weather Advisory
Statement as of 9:46 PM PDT on October 30, 2014

...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 11 PM Friday to 2 PM PDT Saturday above 6500 feet...

A Winter Weather Advisory above 6500 feet remains in effect from 11 PM Friday to 2 PM PDT Saturday.

* Elevation...above 6500 feet.

* Snow levels...near 7000 ft Friday night...lowering to 6000 ft by late Saturday morning.

* Snow accumulations...1 to 2 inches between 6500-7500 ft. 3 to 5 inches above 7500 ft. Higher amounts will be possible on mountain peaks.

* Timing...late Friday evening through Saturday afternoon.

* Locations include: Baldwin Lake...Big Bear City...Big Bear Lake...Fawnskin...Mt San Jacinto State Park.

* Winds...west to southwest 25 to 35 mph...with gusts to 55 mph. Local gusts to 65 mph possible in wind prone areas.

* Visibility...reduced to 1 mile or less at times in snow... blowing snow...and fog.

* Impacts...travel will be hazardous at higher elevations of the mountains due to snow on roadways and poor visibility. Chains may be required in some areas.

* Outlook...conditions will improve Sunday as high pressure builds aloft.

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.

Wind Advisory
Statement as of 9:48 PM PDT on October 30, 2014

...Wind Advisory remains in effect from 8 PM Friday to 5 PM PDT Saturday...

A Wind Advisory remains in effect from 8 PM Friday to 5 PM PDT Saturday.

* Winds...west to southwest 25 to 35 mph...with gusts to 55 mph. Local gusts to 65 mph possible in wind prone areas.

* Timing...Friday evening through Saturday afternoon.

* Location...along mountain ridges...desert slopes...through and below canyons and passes...and into adjacent desert areas. In the Coachella Valley...through and below the San Gorgonio Pass and north of Interstate 10. Interstate 8 in the San Diego County mountains and desert will be impacted as well.

* Visibility...may be reduced in the desert due to blowing sand or reduced in the mountains due to blowing snow.

* Impacts...the winds may make for difficult driving conditions...especially for high profile vehicles. Watch out for broken tree limbs.

* Outlook...conditions will slightly improve late Saturday... and through Sunday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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