Over the weekend, the Southern California mountains will see wintry conditions, including snowfall and strong winds.
Over the weekend, the Southern California mountains will see wintry conditions, including snowfall and strong winds.

Wintry Conditions Forecasted for California Ahead of Easter


Despite approaching Easter Sunday, Southern California mountains are bracing for wintry conditions over the weekend characterized by snowfall and gusty winds.

Snowfall Predictions and Snow Levels:

The snow level is anticipated to begin at approximately 6,500 to 7,000 feet tonight and descend to below 5,000 feet by late Saturday. San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountain resorts may experience up to 2 feet of snow accumulation.

Meteorologists advise travelers to complete their journeys to the mountains by tonight, as traveling through or to the area will become increasingly challenging over the weekend.

Winter Storm Warnings and Caution Advised:

The National Weather Service has given winter storm warnings for the Ventura County, San Gabriel, San Bernardino, and Riverside County mountains, emphasizing the necessity of caution due to hazardous road conditions.

Motorists are urged to be adequately prepared for wintry conditions and potential road closures by checking road conditions and having an emergency kit in their vehicles.

Importance of Proper Traction Devices:

Every motorist heading to mountainous areas, such as Big Bear, should have proper vehicle traction devices. However, there is concern that not all drivers from Southern California are proficient in using them.

Inexperienced drivers are encouraged to familiarize themselves with tire chains and cables before embarking on their journey, as roadside chain applications can be challenging and hazardous.

Despite the challenges faced by Southern California resorts throughout the year, there is optimism for safe arrivals and enjoyable experiences for visitors eager to partake in the tail end of the snow season.

Challenges Faced by Southern California Resorts:

Southern California resorts have encountered difficulties during the snow season, with delayed snowfall impacting operations. However, efforts have been made to maintain optimal slope conditions.

Travelers are encouraged to prioritize safety by checking road conditions for closures or delays, ensuring the presence of an emergency kit in their vehicles, and remaining vigilant throughout their journey.

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