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|December 17, 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 wont 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
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.
Story Date: January 12, 2017