A cold winter storm has moved into California’s Eastern Sierra bringing gusty winds and over one foot of snow to Mammoth Mountain overnight. Another two feet of snow are expected in the town of Mammoth Lakes throughout the day. Bear Mountain, Snow Summit and Mountain High are preparing for one to two feet of snow beginning tonight through Saturday.
Inland Empire may see snow
Snowforecast.com calls for cold temperatures and precipitation that may bring a dusting of snow to Inland Empire areas. “Snow levels drop to near 2,000 feet (or even lower) later day Saturday, and some Inland Empire areas like Rancho Cucamonga, Banning, Beaumont, parts of the Hemet-Elsinore plain, and valleys north of Los Angeles may see a dusting or more of snow,” according to Snowforecast.com.
One to two feet expected in Big Bear
In neighboring San Bernardino County, weather forecaster Ben Brissey notes that snow levels are expected to drop to 2,000 feet and lower on Saturday. Brissey forecasts “lows tonight dropping into the teens and staying there Saturday as temps will be hard pressed to make it into the 20's. After all is said and done we can expect in the neighborhood of 1-2 feet of new snow from this storm over the weekend [in Big Bear].”
“Winter is far from over. You can sense the excitement of riders itching to get on the mountain to enjoy some of the best snow conditions this season,” said Chris Riddle, Director of Marketing for Big Bear Mountain Resorts, in a press release issued earlier this week.
High pressure builds on Sunday with Bear Mountain, Snow Summit, Mountain High and Mammoth Mountain expecting sunny skies and milder temperatures to round out the weekend.
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