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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 03:06 PM

Winter Storm Warning for Southern California.

Special Weather Statement
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
516 PM PST WED FEB 6 2013

CAZ042-043-048-050-055>058-060>062-072230-
ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-
SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS-THE INLAND EMPIRE-
SAN DIEGO COUNTY VALLEYS-SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS-
SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-APPLE AND LUCERNE VALLEYS-
COACHELLA VALLEY-SAN DIEGO COUNTY DESERTS-
516 PM PST WED FEB 6 2013

...COLD PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY...

A COLD LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ON
THURSDAY THEN INTO CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA ON FRIDAY...SENDING A
SERIES OF DISTURBANCES ACROSS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LATE THURSDAY
NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY. THIS WILL LIKELY BRING MUCH COLDER
CONDITIONS...WITH PERIODS OF STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS IN THE MOUNTAINS
AND DESERTS AS WELL AS RAIN AND SHOWERS ALONG AND WEST OF THE
MOUNTAINS AND IN THE UPPER DESERTS. SNOW LEVELS WILL LOWER TO AROUND
2500 FEET BY FRIDAY EVENING.

* RAINFALL...RANGING FROM ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF INCH IN THE
COASTAL AREAS AND VALLEYS...ONE HALF TO TO LOCALLY NEAR ONE INCH
IN THE MOUNTAINS...AND TWO TENTHS INCH OR LESS IN THE DESERTS.

* SNOWFALL...THREE TO SIX INCHES ABOVE 4000 FEET...WITH LOCAL
AMOUNTS OF SIX TO NINE INCHES...MAINLY ABOVE 6000 FEET. LOCAL
SNOWFALL OF LESS THAN TWO INCHES IN THE UPPER DESERTS...MAINLY
NEAR THE FOOTHILLS. LOCAL AMOUNTS OF LESS THAN TWO INCHES ARE
ALSO POSSIBLE ALONG THE COASTAL FOOTHILLS OF THE MOUNTAINS LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY.

* SNOW LEVEL...5000 TO 6000 FEET LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...FALLING TO
BETWEEN 2500 TO 3000 FEET FRIDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY. LOCAL
SNOW LEVELS NEAR 2000 FEET WILL BE POSSIBLE DURING SHOWERS.

* THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE FRIDAY
NIGHT... WITH SMALL HAIL OR GRAUPEL POSSIBLE. WATERSPOUTS WILL
ALSO BE POSSIBLE OVER THE COASTAL WATERS.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS IN THE MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...WITH STRONGEST GUSTS TO 65
MPH...MAINLY NEAR RIDGE TOPS AND ALONG AND NEAR DESERT MOUNTAIN
SLOPES.

* IMPACTS...THIS WEATHER COULD BE DEADLY FOR UNPREPARED CAMPERS OR
HIKERS. THE COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS...LOW VISIBILITIES...AND
SNOWFALL COULD CREATE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS IN THE MOUNTAINS
ESPECIALLY FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT WITH SNOW LEVELS LOW ENOUGH TO
IMPACT TRAVEL ON INTERSTATE 15 THROUGH THE CAJON PASS AND
INTERSTATE 8 THROUGH THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/SANDIEGO...OR LOCAL MEDIA FOR UPDATES.

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
345 AM PST THU FEB 7 2013

CAZ042-043-048-050-055>058-060>062-PZZ750-775-081200-
ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-
SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS-THE INLAND EMPIRE-
SAN DIEGO COUNTY VALLEYS-SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS-
SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-APPLE AND LUCERNE VALLEYS-
COACHELLA VALLEY-SAN DIEGO COUNTY DESERTS-
COASTAL WATERS FROM SAN MATEO POINT TO THE MEXICAN BORDER AND OUT
30 NM-
WATERS FROM SAN MATEO POINT TO THE MEXICAN BORDER EXTENDING 30 TO
60 NM OUT INCLUDING SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND-
345 AM PST THU FEB 7 2013

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EXTREME
SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

PATCHY FOG WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE INLAND EMPIRE AND INLAND VALLEYS
THIS MORNING.

A COLD PACIFIC STORM WILL START TO TAKE AIM AT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
LATE TONIGHT...BRINGING MODERATE TO LOCALLY STRONG GUSTY WEST WINDS
TO THE MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS THIS EVENING AND INTO THE OVERNIGHT
HOURS. PRECIPITATION WILL ALSO SPREAD ACROSS THE REGION LATE
TONIGHT...WITH SNOW LEVELS RANGING BETWEEN 5000 AND 6000 FEET.

GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL ALSO DEVELOP OVER THE COASTAL
WATERS...AND COMBINE WITH HIGH SEAS TO TRIGGER A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY LATE TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...SNOW LEVELS WILL RAPIDLY FALL DURING THE
DAY ON FRIDAY...TO BETWEEN 2500 AND 3500 FEET. THEREFORE...RAIN AND
LOWER ELEVATION SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING...WHICH COULD IMPACT TRAVEL ACROSS THE MAJOR PASSES AND THE
HIGH DESERTS. THERE IS ALSO A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS FRIDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING...WHICH WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING BRIEF
HEAVY RAIN AND SMALL HAIL AS WELL AS WATER SPOUTS OVER THE COASTAL
WATERS. MODERATE TO STRONG GUSTY WEST WINDS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE
IN THE MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO 55
MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY...ALTHOUGH DRIER CONDITIONS WILL
DEVELOP...COLD OVERNIGHT TEMPERATURES WILL BE POSSIBLE...WITH PATCHY
FROST POSSIBLE.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.

$$

PALMER


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nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 OP
KoKo Feb 2013 #1
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #3
KoKo Feb 2013 #6
Bluenorthwest Feb 2013 #2
Lone_Star_Dem Feb 2013 #4
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #5

Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:14 PM

1. Nadine...will this affect any of the crops there?

The weather seems to have caused problems with the CA orange crop and some of the other things like lettuce, etc. seem in short supply here on East Coast..


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Response to KoKo (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:32 PM

3. Some of that was the very cold snap we got a few weeks back

From the release local areas of frost. So it could further affect it.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:12 PM

6. Kind of fits in with the flooding we had last year on East Coast

and there was an effect on our crops and the produce we had "fresh" in our markets.

I missed the Florida Navel Oranges this year which used to be in abundance...and Florida Oranges have gone the way of disease and Paved Over for Condo Developments. So...we get much from Brazil...but the taste just isn't the same. Not the oranges we grew up with ...for sure. Also other stuff coming in from Mexico to make up the slack...but, we don't know about the pesticides on it.

Sigh.

Wish you well through this. Have relatives in Boston and NY...and I'm wishing them well through this also. We are having rain...rain...6 inches or more...but, good for some of the Southeast growing areas for Spring/Summer crops as NE Florida/GA/SE SC have had drought for few years affecting Tomatoes, Pecans, Greens and other crops.

Hopefully the Texas/Oklahoma, etc. area gets a break from this drough which is close in scale to the 1930's but not yet that bad..but bad.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:20 PM

2. Thanks for posting this.

While I am not in CA, many of my loved ones are and some are not always up on weather and travel issues...

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:34 PM

4. Ugh. I hate having to wear my coat on the plane.

I know I'm being selfish, but this totally messes up my travel plans.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:39 PM

5. Do what I do, pack it in luggage at the top

Take it out when you arrive to San Diego.

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