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Winter Storm Warnings Issued Outside of LA, San Diego

30 Jan 2023, 6:40 pm

The mountains of California are experiencing another helping of snow in the final days of January, capping off a record stretch of wet weather between the months of December 2022 and January 2023. Winter weather alerts are in effect northeast of Los Angeles, as well as east of San Diego, CA as we head into Tuesday morning for heavy snow and strong wind (ABOVE). Additional winter alerts remain in place through early Tuesday for Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and Nevada. Accumulations will be 6-10″ storm total for many of the Southwest mountains!

Most of our snow ends overnight with just a few pockets of snow showers through the High Country of Arizona, northern New Mexico, and SW Colorado. An additional couple of inches of snowfall are anticipated here.

The other factor impacting the Southwest is brutally cold conditions. The Plains of Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming will get down below 0 again overnight. In California, widespread frost and freeze alerts are in effect across the area for Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Overnight lows will be in the 20s, which could impact crops.

As always, travel safely to your favorite winter destination in the Southwest. Have proper traction and allow extra time to travel. If you feel unsafe driving, stay home!

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Kara has always been passionate about weather and knew from an early age that she wanted to become a meteorologist. Living in different regions of the country and experiencing weather events ranging from ice storms to tornadoes drove her to pursue a bachelor's degree in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma. Throughout college, storm chasing became a regular event for Kara, where she saw fir... Load Morest-hand the power of the atmosphere. Kara graduated cum laude from OU and decided to further her meteorology education with a Master's degree from Mississippi State University. The deadly April 27, 2011 tornado outbreak struck while Kara was studying at MSU; her first “Dixie Alley” tornado event and an up close glimpse into the destruction of the storms she so closely studied. Her broadcast career began in Elvis’ birthplace, Tupelo, Mississippi, where she earned her Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal from the American Meteorological Society. Kara's career has included coverage of all types of severe weather including tornado events, flooding and tropical systems across multiple southern states. Recently she helped cover the 2020 Easter Sunday deadly tornado outbreak in southeast Mississippi. In her free time, you can find Kara outdoors exploring new areas with her mini poodle,Truffles. Kara is also an avid runner and frequently races in 5Ks, 10Ks and half marathons. Say hi to Kara on Twitter and Facebook!