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Cold Storm Moving Into San Diego

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENTNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA133 PM PST FRI FEB 15 2013ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS-THE INLAND EMPIRE-SAN DIEGO COUNTY VALLEYS-SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-APPLE AND LUCERNE VALLEYS-COACHELLA VALLEY-SAN DIEGO COUNTY DESERTS-...COLD STORM COMING TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY...

A COLD LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL ARRIVE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIATUESDAY BRINGING MUCH COLDER WEATHER...RAIN...MOUNTAIN SNOW...ANDSTRONG WINDS FOR THE MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS. THE STORM WILL MOVEOUT LATE WEDNESDAY.

  • RAINFALL...PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES RANGE FROM ONE QUARTER TO

THREE QUARTER INCH IN THE COASTAL AREAS AND VALLEYS...THREE

QUARTERS TO LOCALLY ONE AND A QUARTER INCH IN THE

MOUNTAINS...AND A QUARTER INCH OR LESS IN THE DESERTS.

  • SNOWFALL...UP TO TWELVE INCHES OR LOCALLY GREATER IN THE

MOUNTAINS. UP TO THREE INCHES IN THE HIGH DESERT AND VALLEY

FOOTHILLS. SNOW LEVEL WILL FALL TO AROUND 2500 FEET TUESDAY

NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.

  • THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE TUESDAY

AFTERNOON AND TUESDAY NIGHT...WITH SMALL HAIL OR GRAUPEL

POSSIBLE. WATERSPOUTS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE OVER THE COASTAL

WATERS.

  • WINDS...STRONG WINDS IN THE MOUNTAINS...DESERTS AND COASTAL

WATERS TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

  • IMPACTS...ANY COMBINATION RAIN...SNOW...STRONG WINDS AND LOW

VISIBILITIES WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS...

ESPECIALLY IN THE MOUNTAINS.

THE DETAILS OF THIS STORM HAVE YET TO BE DETERMINED. THESERAINFALL AND SNOWFALL AMOUNTS AND WIND SPEEDS ARE PRELIMINARYESTIMATES. UPDATES WILL BE MADE AS THESE DETAILS COME INTO GREATERFOCUS.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/SANDIEGO...AND LOCAL MEDIA FOR UPDATES.

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