Current conditions in both Big Bear Lake and Big Bear City CA are sunny, clear skies and 18 degrees at 8:00 AM on New Years Day. Temperatures are expected to reach above freezing today and tonights low temperature will be 18 degrees.
Sunday may bring snow. We’ve posted the National Weather Advisory below. Travelers to Big Bear CA will want to check conditions once the storm starts to affect the mountains.
State Highway 330 is closed due to extensive storm damage. All other roads into the Valley are open without restrictions. Mountain travel requires chains be kept in the car at all times.
Forecast from the National Weather Service
New Year’s Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 34. West wind between 5 and 10 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Southwest wind around 5 mph.
Sunday: A 20 percent chance of snow showers after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 38. Calm wind becoming southwest between 5 and 10 mph.
Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 20. Southwest wind between 5 and 10 mph. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Monday: A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 36. Southwest wind between 5 and 10 mph. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
THE SNOW LEVEL WILL BE MOSTLY NEAR 5000 FEET BUT COULD LOWER TO NEAR 3000 FEET AT TIMES. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL GENERALLY BE LESS THAN 5 INCHES WITH LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 6000 FEET. ONLY MINOR SNOW AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED BELOW 5000
FEET. MOST OF THE SNOW WILL FALL IN THE SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAINS…WITH ACCUMULATIONS BECOMING PROGRESSIVELY LESS SOUTHWARD INTO SAN DIEGO COUNTY WHERE ONLY SMALL AMOUNTS ARE
EXPECTED AT THE HIGHER PEAKS.
MOTORISTS TRAVELING LATE SUNDAY AND MONDAY SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE LATEST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS AND PLAN ACCORDINGLY. THE RAIN WILL CAUSE SLICK ROADS AND MOTORISTS SHOULD USE EXTRA CAUTION. DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED AREAS OR AROUND BARRICADES. IF TRAVELING INTO THE MOUNTAINS…BE PREPARED FOR SNOW AND ICE ON THE ROADWAYS AND LOW WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES.