“You need to prepare”


Rebec, CA-December 14, Tuesday, December 14, 2021, traffic flows past the snow-covered hills of Rebec, California, through Interstate 5. A cold storm brought rain and snow to southern California.  (Myeong J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

On December 14, 2021, traffic will flow on Interstate 5 past the snow-covered hills of Rebec, California. A storm can cause similar snowfall on mountain roads from the beginning of Tuesday. (Myeong J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

According to an urgent recommendation issued by the National Weather Service on Monday, the coldest winter storms are set to dump snow and ice in the mountains of Los Angeles County.

From 6 am Tuesday to noon Wednesday, the region is expected to have 1-3 inches of snow, and the San Gabriel Mountains can have up to 5 inches of snow, the advisory warns. Affected mountain ranges include the San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles counties, excluding the Santa Monica Mountains.

“If you go to the mountains, you need to be prepared. People need to be very, very cautious,” said David Sweet, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

Dangerous driving across Interstate 5 to Grapevine to Castique, Highway 14 through Soldad Canyon, and Highway 33 across the mountains of Ventura County due to snow, ice, and strong winds at 40 mph. It will be in a state.

“Traffic is affected and can be closed depending on the amount of snow and ice on the road,” Sweet added.

Authorities warn drivers to travel with extra food, warm clothing and chains for tires. The National Weather Service predicts that cold weather will spread to Antelope Valley and Kuyama Valley as the storm approaches.

Chilly temperatures, along with some record temperatures, last for a month and a half with near-zero precipitation in most of the region and state. February 12 UCLA recorded a maximum temperature of 89 degrees Celsius, One degree higher than the previous record from 1971 on that day. Los Angeles International Airport also reached a record 89 that day.

This story was originally Los Angeles Times..

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