Friday, January 15, 2010

Rough Weather Ahead

The National Weather Service is predicting that a series of major storms will impact Southern California, including Palomar Mountain, next week. The details are still a bit uncertain, but in this morning's Forecast Discussion they called the storms "potentially epic" suggesting that more than 20 inches of rain could fall in the mountains, with some areas getting over 30 inches.

The snow level currently expected to be somewhere between 5,000 and 6,000 feet which means that Palomar Mountain could get 100% rain or a mix of rain and snow.

If the storms deliver, travel on and near Palomar might be dangerous next week. Rock and mud slides on the roads would be likely.

Please check on weather and road conditions before making any plans to visit the observatory or the general area.

Click here for the latest forecast from the National Weather Service.

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