FINAL FORECAST THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING: Major Pacific Storm Ignacio – Category Four – Flood Warnings and Winter Storm Warnings In Place


This update will be identical to the one from yesterday (Saturday) but the only thing it has different is the snow-model has been posted, marking the official Winter Storm Warnings here at Southern California Weather Force.  Understand that I am working hard at this system and it is the type that will be around for days, but not as long as COVID-19 has been.  I will need to stay on top of the dynamics each day so you need to read the details within this and JOIN A FB MICRO-CLIMATE ALERT GROUP AS WELL … Read on for details …

Major Pacific Storm Ignacio has been assigned a category four out of six status.  The system will start on Sunday, light, gain strength overnight and into Monday, effecting the metros and high desert areas, but waiting till Tuesday to affect the Imperial to Eastern Riverside Desert areas, exiting our region over the day on Thursday.  This is a prolonged system with the highest rainfall amounts thus far this season in flood prone zones so if you are in my red or magenta warning areas, prepare now …  and therefore I will take it a bit slow on it so read on for details.

I issued Flood alerts on Saturday with this system for some areas and that you will see within this article, but I waited a bit to start snow forecasts simply because this system’s snow levels will be below tropical limits, but above Alaskan storm status, or around 6,000 to 6,500 Feet through most of the lifetime with 5,000 or so for Ventura/Kern Mountains so it was prudent that I took this slow and was careful with snow amounts.  that being said, these alerts may not be available on Southern California Weather Force‘s main Facebook page and will be on the FB groups so Click here and find yours today

Here are the forecast slides by event that will last your through Tuesday.  Note that the rainfall amounts or flood alert maps are not available for the low desert areas.  This is because we are still far away from issuing official flood alerts and those will go out over the day on Tuesday for Imperial/Blythe/Needles.  You will remain with wind through this event while areas like the IE/OC/LA/SD areas get the rain/flood risks.  Please view them below.  Remember, it goes by zones so you either can find yourself in zone 1,2,3, or 4 and let the freeways be your guides.

Event from Sunday through Tuesday … it does not include Tuesday night through Thursday … which will be available on Tuesday sometime.  This system may very well produce the chance of thunderstorms on WEDNESDAY for a wider part of the forecast area, including the metros … but even that is being monitored and nothing will go out on that until it is about to start.

Snow Amount Model

Flood Risk Model

Rain Forecast Model

Wind Intensity Model

6. SOME Trees are broken or uprooted, building damage is possible. – High Profile Vehicle Roll-Over Likely, Do NOT recommend Traveling in this zone

5. Slight damage occurs to buildings, shingles are blown off of roofs. HIGH WIND WARNING CRITERIA – High Profile Vehicle Roll-Over Possible if weight is not corrected.

4. Twigs and small branches are broken from trees, walking is difficult. BLOWING DUST CRITERIA if in an area known for blowing dust.

3. Large trees sway, becoming difficult to walk. POWER SHUTDOWN THRESHOLD during any high fire risk. WIND ADVISORY CRITERIA

California Fault Stress Model UpdateFacebook Page

April 3, 2020 – National Weather Force​ Networks has noted a light to moderate earthquake in the Anza area. As you know from my March 21st update noting that we are ripe for those, Breathing effects usually come with moderate quakes. I have just gotten over a sickness but I still had everything running. There was a large series of spikes between the 21st and the end of the month.
The Anza Gap sequence fits the breathing effect noted, but the spike on March 25th was the highest in many months, which is a bit concerning at the moment. The sequence could mean something larger in the near term in CA/NV or Northern Baja, Mexico. I returned to work earlier today due to the storm coming into Southern California and Arizona this next week so I’ll leave the monitoring up through the period …

March 21st Update NOTING the breathing effect –

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