April 4, 2024 at 10:10 am

Final Forecast: Bulk of Southern California Storm To Hit Friday, April 5, 2024: Rain, Snow, Wind Maps Inside


Southern California Weather Force has issued the final forecast for a system that will enter the forecast area today but maximize on Friday and be out of here on Friday night.

As predicted here at Southern California Weather Force on the March 26th article, the first week of April would see another system move in.  This is that system so here are your bullet point summaries.

  1. This system will drop 4 inches of snow at the Tehachapi Airport floor.
  2. This system has snow-levels below 4,000 FT, which means mountain passes will be affected on Friday, including Gorman and Cajon, but not enough to close them.
  3. Big Bear Lake, Airport level will see 4-6 inches, while the city west of it in town sees 6-12, more likely the 6-8″ mark.
  4. This system will bring high winds to all mountain and desert locations.
  5. A dusting of snow will happen at the top of the Santa Ana Mountains, Santiago Peak.
  6. Thunderstorms will be highly likely on Friday for the metro areas, which also will include non-metro zones of the High Desert, Antelope Valley, Edwards Air Force Base zones as well, and of course Kern County through the Bakersfield Valley areas too.
  7. Additional updates will be given, but for now, use the maps included in this as most of this is for Friday.  This will kick out Friday night.
  8. I am planning on going to chase the eclipse shadow and Southern California Weather Force will be closed until Wednesday




Raiden Storm Wind Gust Intensity Scale –

8. Extensive widespread damage.
7. Trees are broken or uprooted, building damage is considerable. – High Profile Vehicle Roll-Over CERTAIN.
6. SOME Trees are broken or uprooted, building damage is possible. – High Profile Vehicle Roll-Over Likely, Do NOT recommend Traveling in this zone.  This zone also is the starting zone where trees and powerlines will fall and damage cars and even kill people near or in them!
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.

– Raiden Storm –

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