Our Next winter storm has decided to make a change in its original track. Earlier, the track was to kick east through Baja, Mex. Now it is forecasted to kick inland over Southern CA. The center of the low will be over the Channel Islands at 1:00PM Saturday and over the Mojave Desert Saturday Evening. Of course as usual, the Weather Event is ahead of the low. Expect very unusual weather Friday Night through Saturday night with Blizzard Conditions in the San Gabriel Mts and heavy snowfall with some mountain areas getting up to 4 to 6 feet. Snow levels could be as low as 1500 feet.  Travelers should pay special attention to the NWS forecasts as this is a very dangerous storm for Mountain and high desert travelers, Friday through Saturday.

The main point here is that travel through the Owens Valley developing Friday through Saturday AM will be difficult or impossible. Snowfall amounts will be easily be in the 6 to 12 inch range by Friday night with some areas of 18 inches plus. Expect road closures, and if traveling, make sure you have warm blankets, food and water.  There will be period’s of blizzard conditions as well. Once again, check with current NWS forecasts from LA for the LA area, NWS  Las Vegas for the Owens Valley and KRNO for the Mono County area and Western Nevada. See WX links Below.

KRNO: Reno Discussion for Mono County


KVEF:   Las Vegas Discussion for the Owens Valley


LOX  (LA  Discussion)


Snowfall amounts for Mono County are expected to be 1 to 3 feet. Expect Blizzard conditions at times and road closures, The Storm will bring Platinum Powder to the high country with Amounts of 2 to 3+feet for Mammoth and Mammoth MT through Saturday night. Heaviest Snowfall will be Friday into Saturday.  Sunday will be a decent travel day if the roads are in good shape.  Another storm is expect to move in Monday into Tuesday. This is primarily a Sierra Storm.