May 23, 2017
California storms washing away drought concerns
SOUTHLAND – (INT) - A winter storm warning is being posted for a pair of back-to-back storms that won’t clear out of Southern California until Saturday.

Colder air will accompany the grand finale on Friday the 13th capping a series of storms that has been blasting California since the beginning of the year.

Isolated showers should end by early Saturday.

Forecast Rainfall Totals:
• Coast/Valleys: 0.40-0.80 inches
• Mountains: 0.75-1.5 inches
• High Deserts: 0.15-0.25 inches
• Lower Deserts: 0.05-0.15 inches

Forecast Snow Totals:
• Snow Levels: Hovering around 6000-6500 feet during the day Thursday before dropping down to 4500 feet by late Thursday night.
• At elevations 5000 feet to 6000 feet: 1 to 5 inches snow
• At elevations 6000 feet to 8000 feet: 5 to 10 inches
• At elevations greater than 8000 feet: 10 to 15 inches

Storm Impacts:
• Heavy snow above 6000 foot elevation in the mountains. Chain control will likely be needed due to accumulating snow down to 5000 feet.
• Very slight chance of debris flows from Blue Cut burn scar.
• Minor urban and small stream flooding possible.
• Saturating rains could result in some drought stricken trees falling down.
• Dangerous travel conditions in the mountains due to snowy/icy roads and dense fog.




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