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Today's Forecast
↑25° ↓20°
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  • Dewpoint↓21° / ↑19°
  • Humidity↓78% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly cloudy before noon and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy later into the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds NW 14 to 26 mph through the morning becoming S 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 37 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -2 to 9 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 21st
↑32° ↓26°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑18°
  • Humidity↓44% / ↑74%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected.
Winds NW 9 to 20 mph through the morning shifting to NW 8 to 19 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 10 to 17 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 22nd
↑36° ↓33°
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  • Dewpoint↓24° / ↑23°
  • Humidity↓49% / ↑80%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Overcast through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming clear into the evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected today.
Winds NW 8 to 17 mph through the morning shifting to NW 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 29 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 17 to 22 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 23rd
↑41° ↓35°
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  • Dewpoint↓23° / ↑23°
  • Humidity↓34% / ↑70%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Clear throughout the day.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected.
Winds SE 5 to 14 mph through the morning shifting to SW 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 38 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 19 to 31 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 24th
↑43° ↓40°
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  • Dewpoint↓23° / ↑22°
  • Humidity↓56% / ↑56%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Clear becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 8 to 19 mph through the morning becoming W 13 to 25 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 28 to 33 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 25th
↑37° ↓21°
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  • Dewpoint↓26° / ↑19°
  • Humidity↓51% / ↑97%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 3 inches before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.14 to 0.7 inches
Winds NW 14 to 26 mph through the morning becoming NW 10 to 21 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 33 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -5 to 23 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update07 Apr @ 06:04
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth0"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
None Reported
  • High Lift Elevation6,585ft
  • Base Elevation6,100ft
  • Vertical Drop485ft
  • Longest TrailUnreported
  • Trails0 of 8
  • Lifts0 of 3
  • Acreage0 of 35 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone Available
41°
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Conditions
  • Humidity62%
  • Dewpoint29°
  • SustainedSE 7mph
  • GustingSE 0mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow DepthUnreported
Comments
Unreported
Location
8 Miles WSW Kernville CA
  • Elevation6,227ft
  • UpdatedJan 20 @ 10:10
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Location
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
Southern California
Updated December 14, 2017

LONG RANGE OUTLOOK from snowforecast.com

The strong, blocking, and freakishly permanent upper level high pressure ridge across the northeast Pacific and west coast of the US continues to block any real juicy Pacific storms hitting SoCal/ Big Bear, and the rest of the western US, as the real big dumps of Western US snow usually arrive in part from more of an over-water trajectory across the Pacific, that the current pattern does not allow (except in the case of fickle, and usually weak cut-off low pressure systems, though some of the biggest dumps of snow for SoCal mountain areas have come from cold, cut-off type low pressure systems). Instead we have been stuck with mostly no snow, or just sunny weather, with the real cold and snow far to the east.

It looks like the ridge of high pressure will hold through December, and even into the New Year, with no real winter events on the horizon, and mostly dry, sunny conditions expected, then winter should move back in for the west coast and Western US shortly after as the pattern shifts during early January. Some diverted (by the ridge) and mostly limited moisture or strength low pressure systems move through the west a few days before Christmas, and should set Colorado up with some decent snow coverage, though we are not expecting heavy snow, and it should drive some cold Santa Ana winds into Big Bear and Mountain High for good snowmaking at times. For now, if you are desiring a western US ski or snowboard vacation, the areas that will fare best (only in relation to other western US resort areas) are western Wyoming/ southwest Montana, and Colorado/ New Mexico (cut-off low pressure systems are the reason New Mexico was thrown in).
By early January, all ares of the western US will likely start to see some rain and snow, including Big Bear in southern California.

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US Extended Snowfall Outlook
LONG RANGE OUTLOOK from snowforecast.com - Jan 18, 2018

The start of winter has been a bit delayed from what we forecast back in mid-December (by about a week), but is here, no doubt, and will be with us for the rest of January and into February most likely, with plenty of cold and snowy storms on the way...

Today and Friday we expect snow to fall across the Sierra Nevada (Tahoe-Mammoth), and Wasatch mountain ranges (Salt Lake Utah resort areas), to the tune of a foot of fresh for both Tahoe and Mammoth before its all over, and also 6 inches to a foot of snow for Colorado! Southern California will also see some snow, with some light snow expected in Big Bear mainly on Friday.

Do you want to ski or board in 6 inches to 1 foot of mostly fresh snow, while the sun shines? Go to Tahoe or Mammoth. Do you want to ski or board while its snowing, and 6 inches to 1 foot or more of snow expected? Go to Colorado or Utah for the freshest turns...

The coming weeks will be more busy and we expect frequent snowfalls across all resort areas of the western US and Western Canada. Follow your favorite forecasts at www.snowforecast.com.

LONGER RANGE: We expect a busy pattern (frequent snows) across the western US and Canada into early February.

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Expanded Outlook

Saturday
↑25° / ↓20°
iconWinds: NW 14 to 26 mph, then S 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑23° / ↓20°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Morning winds NW 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 37 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -1 to 2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓20°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds S 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -2 to 9 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,736ft
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Sunday
↑32° / ↓26°
iconWinds: NW 9 to 20 mph, then NW 8 to 19 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑29° / ↓26°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds NW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 10 to 13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑32° / ↓29°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 10 to 17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,736ft
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Monday
↑36° / ↓33°
iconWinds: NW 8 to 17 mph, then NW 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑34° / ↓33°
Sky
Overcast through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds NW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 17 to 22 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑36° / ↓34°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 17 to 22 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,736ft
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Tuesday
↑41° / ↓35°
iconWinds: SE 5 to 14 mph, then SW 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑38° / ↓35°
Sky
Clear before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds SE 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 38 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 19 to 27 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑41° / ↓37°
Sky
Clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 27 to 31 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,736ft
temperature graph
Wednesday
↑43° / ↓40°
iconWinds: SW 8 to 19 mph, then W 13 to 25 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑43° / ↓41°
Sky
Clear becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds SW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 31 to 32 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑42° / ↓40°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 13 to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 28 to 33 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,736ft
temperature graph
Thursday
↑37° / ↓21°
iconWinds: NW 14 to 26 mph, then NW 10 to 21 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑37° / ↓25°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 3 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.14 to 0.7 inches
Winds
Morning winds NW 14 to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 3 to 23 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑21° / ↓21°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 10 to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -5 to -4 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,736ft
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  • Soil High Temperature40°
  • Soil Low Temperature38°
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  • Soil Low Temperature36°
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  • Soil Low Temperature35°
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  • Soil Low Temperature36°
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  • Soil High Temperature48°
  • Soil Low Temperature38°
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