Apr 23, 2014
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A Icy Spring time winter wonderland up on Devils slide trail above Idyllwild/Pine Cove near the 8000ft level on 3/28/14 after a spring winter storm dropped a couple inches of much needed snow on the San Jacinto Wilderness. Photo courtesy of Kaitlin Wiltjer.
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**Forecast:Wednesday, April,23rd, 2014, 6:30pm**
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Now on to our roller coaster rid of a forecast. Today was a nice day today with sunny skies overall and highs near normal near the coast and about 5 degrees above normal inland. Look for the marine layer to re establish itself tonight and move into the the western parts of the I.E for low clouds and fogs west of the mountains, lows tonight in the upper 40s an 50s west of the mountains and 20s and 30s in the mountains. Look for similar weather tomorrow but with increasing winds out of the west, especially in the mountains and deserts as a deep unusually cold late spring winter storm begins to approach the west coast. Highs generally in the 70s west of the mountains and 40s and 60s in the mountains.
Just when many probably would of thought winter was done, it appears its going to throw at least one more ball of cold air and rain at us Friday evening into Saturday morning, not uncommon for late April as we usually see out last winter like storm sometime in May. Look for rapidly increasing low clouds and winds Friday morning as a big drop in temps as the cold front moves down the coast towards our area. It appears some drizzle/isolated light showers may form out ahead of he front Friday afternoon but most of the light precip we will see looks to fall Friday evening through Saturday morning. Like most storms this winter, the I.E and San Diego county will be favored the most precip wise as winds will be out of the north west behind the front which will rain shadow a lot of western L.A county, but switch to the west/south west further east and south allowing for better geopgrahic enhancement. So look for widespread showers overnight Friday with best amounts everywhere east and south of L.A, not everyone will see rain but most folks will, and amounts generally will be from a trace-.10" in L.A county, then .10-.25"+ in San Diego county and the I.E, and a good .25-.75"+ in the mountains below the snow level, locally up to 1" along some areas of the RIM in the San Bernardino mountains. The snow levels with this storm will actually be pretty low as it has a lot of cold air to work with, especially for Aril standards. They'll start around 6500ft Friday afternoon but drop quickly to between 4000-5000ft overnight Friday into Saturday morning. This will help snow to water ratios a bit, mainly up near 7000ft. But snow totasls will be tough to forecast as the ground has warmed up considerably the past several weeks,at the= same time most the snow will fall at night which may offset some of the warm ground effect. For now 1-3" of snow looks possible above 6000ft, with a dusting-1" or so possible between 4500-5500ft. All precip should exit the region by late Saturday morning. HGighs Friday and Saturday a good 5-10 degrees below normal with 60s west of the mountains, and upper 30s and 40s in the mountains, lows also chilly in the upper 30s and 40s wesr oif the mountains and upper 10s and 20s in the mountains.
Just as quickly as our cooler wintry weather move sin it will move out, and spring will come in full speed ahead once again with a heat wave on tap for next week as a large ridge of high pressure builds over the region. Look for highs to jump back to above normal Sunday with 80s west of the mountains and upper 50s and 60s in the mountains, and by Tuesday next week most areas west of the mountains will be in the 90s due to offshore flow, and its possible a few I.E hot spots may flirt with 100, like in Lake Elsinore. In the lower deserts most communities will be between 100-106 degrees. Despite the heat records wont be touched as they get pretty high as we begin to enter May as summer is just around the corner.
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