Sunday, January 2, 2011

winter advisory & specific Idyllwild info

Specific Idyllwild forecast is below, this is a recent advisory for the Riverside County
mountains and all of Southern California.
For the region:

Urgent - Winter Weather message national weather service 
San Diego CA 12:51 pm pst sun jan 2 2011  
...a winter storm will impact southern California through Monday...  .
a low pressure system will bring snow to the mountains 
and high desert of Southern California this afternoon and tonight. 
Snow showers will continue Monday before decreasing and 
ending late in the day as the low moves out of the region.  
...winter weather advisory remains in effect from
 4 pm this afternoon to 10 pm pst monday...  
* snow levels: 3500 feet
* snow accumulations: 2 to 8 inches with locally 
higher amounts possible.
* timing: snow will increase this afternoon and 
evening and become   heavy at times through monday 
morning. snow showers will   continue Monday
...ending late monday evening.  
* winds: southwest to west 10 to 20 mph with gusts 
to 30 mph.
* visibility: less than one-quarter mile at times
 in snow...   blowing snow...and fog.  
* impacts: snow and reduced visibilities will make travel
 hazardous.   precautionary/preparedness actions...  
 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. travelers should be prepared for hazardous 
winter weather conditions. motorists are urged to check 
the latest road reports before departing. always carry
 chains and take extra food and clothing. 
Here is the specific 24-hour Idyllwild forecast:

This Afternoon: Snow likely. Patchy dense fog. Otherwise,
mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. West wind around 5 mph. 
Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation 
of around an inch possible. 

Tonight: Snow. Patchy dense fog. Low around 30. South wind
 5 to 10 mph becoming west. Chance of precipitation 
is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible. 

Monday: Snow showers likely, mainly before 4pm.
Patchy dense fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, 
with a high near 42. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph. 
Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation 
of less than one inch possible. 

Monday Night: Scattered snow showers, mainly before 10pm.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. East wind around 5 mph. 
Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or 
no snow accumulation expected.

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