Monday, May 16, 2011

Rain Expected in California

Pacific storm system is expected to overspread northern California during this afternoon and unsettled weather will linger on through Tuesday. This system is expected to bringing higher rainfall. The most of the rainfall will affect San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties later Monday night into early Tuesday morning it seems.With steady rainfall across Ventura and Los Angeles counties on Tuesday. Further showers will be likely behind the main front on tomorrow’s night and in the early hours Wednesday. This storm system has the latent to be unseasonably wet in view of that we are well into the month of May. With local amounts up to 1-1/2 inches across southwest facing coastal slopes.

Snow levels are generally expected to range between 6000 and 7000 feet with any significant accumulations expected above 7000 feet. This storm system is also expected to bring gusty south to southwest winds to the region. The strongest winds are expected in the mountains and deserts where gusts between 40 and 50 mph can be expected. Residents of southwest California are urged to stay tuned to the latest National Weather Service forecasts and statements as this late season storm unfolds.