Weather warning for Blizzard Conditions for Los Angeles mountainous areas

Catching Snowflakes Yukaipa, CA - February 23: Bailey Griffin, 6, of Yucaipa, catches snow on her tongue amidst a rare snow storm in Southern California at Yucaipa Community Park in Yucaipa Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023. Southern California has only gotten a taste of the powerful winter storm system that forecasters say will bring an extended period of cold temperatures, high winds and snow, prompting the regions first blizzard warning on record. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

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Important Takeaways:

  • Major storm to bring blizzard, feet of snow and flooding rain to Southern California
  • As the storm zeroes in on the Golden State, it is forecast to ramp up in intensity on Friday and produce heavy rain, snow and even rare blizzard conditions in the mountains around the Los Angeles area.
  • LA Times reports: San Bernardino County mountains brace for first blizzard warning on record
  • AccuWeather meteorologists warn that this storm has the potential to be the most impactful storm of the winter, and perhaps in a number of years, for Southern California due to the risks of flooding, snow in low elevations and widespread travel disruptions.
  • The National Weather Service office in Los Angeles issued a rare blizzard warning for the mountains to the north and northeast of the city. The NWS office said on Twitter that it was the first blizzard warning in the area since 1989.
  • This zone includes the Tejon (Interstate 5) and Cajon (I-15) passes. Both are likely to experience highly adverse and dangerous conditions due to excessive snowfall, strong winds and near-zero visibility in blowing snow during the storm. Both locations have the potential to pick up 2 feet of snow or more.

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