Officials Warns of Another Storm.
Another cold low pressure system will arrive Sunday night to bring another round of rain and low elevation mountain
snow through Tuesday morning. According NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), “this will be a cold storm with an increasing likelihood of again MAJOR impacts (snow covered roads) to travel through the mountain passes beginning Sunday night, including I-15/Cajon Pass, I-8 San Diego mountains, and possibly even I-10 through the San Gorgonio Pass as snow levels may fall to near 2500 feet.”
The Kern County mountains and desert. Roads in the watch area that will be impacted include Interstate 5 through the Grapevine and State Routes 14, 58, 178, 395. Snow levels will begin around 4500 feet and drop to about 2500 feet by Monday evening.
This might bring snow and ice to SR-58 through Tehachapi and even Mojave. Make plans to travel before or well after the storm to avoid any possible closures the weather may cause. If you have to travel through the area: - check road and weather conditions before you leave (quickmap.dot.ca.gov) - plan alternate routes - expect very long delays - bring food, water, and blankets in your vehicle - check tire and wiper blade conditions - use headlights - Google maps is NOT always correct, do not go around road closed signs and do not drive on dirt roads in the rain SR-58 is only one lane in each direction through Tehachapi, so expect extremely long delays if the #grapevine closes.
Caltrans District 8 tweeted earlier today and said this significant storm on the horizon could be a repeat of the Christmas storm. The agency reminded the public to be prepared by having a full tank of gas.