With the season’s first storm arriving late Sunday, winter storm warnings were issued for mountain areas of Southern California effective through Monday evening.
Now that rain is starting to come onshore, let’s take a look at those expected rain and snowfall totals through Monday. Generally 0.5-1″ or so of rain (locally 1-2 inches in the coastal slopes) is expected. 6-12 inches of snow above 5000 feet, mainly in LA Co. #CAwx #LArain pic.twitter.com/VclLk9f0Oa
— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) December 28, 2020
Up to a foot of snow was expected in L.A. County mountains, excluding the Santa Monica Range.
“Travel could be very difficult, including the Interstate 5 Corridor where the snow level is expected to lower to 4,000 feet, which would affect the top of the Tejon Grade with snow accumulations of one to two inches along with icy conditions,” the National Weather Service said in its warning.
The San Bernardino County mountains were expected to see snow above around 4,000 to 5,000 feet.
“Heavy snow and strong winds expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning and evening commutes Monday. Tree branches could fall as well. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches, with very localized amounts up to 20 inches, are expected,” the National Weather Service said in its warning for San Bernardino County mountain communities including Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, Running Springs and Wrightwood.
The Riverside County mountains, including in the Idyllwild area, generally could see up to eight inches of snow, the NWS said.
— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) December 27, 2020
At lower elevations, one half to one inch of rain was expected in Los Angeles County. The NWS said the Riverside and Santa Ana areas may see a quarter to a half inch.
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