Special Weather Statement for Imperial County, CA

Issued by The National Weather Service
Phoenix, AZ
2:25 am PST, Wed., Feb. 16, 2011

… A MAJOR CHANGE TOWARD COOL AND UNSETTLED WEATHER THIS WEEKEND…

A STRONG PACIFIC STORM IS FORECAST TO MOVE INTO THE REGION THIS WEEKEND. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT… WITH THE BEST CHANCE RAIN FORECAST TO DEVELOP ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA SATURDAY MORNING. UP TO AN INCH OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK… WITH BETWEEN 1/4 AND 1/2 INCH POSSIBLE ON THE DESERTS. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH STRONG WINDS ARE POSSIBLE SATURDAY.

ALTHOUGH THE BEST CHANCE FOR RAIN IS SATURDAY… THE CHANCE OF SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THE SNOW LEVEL IS EXPECTED TO FALL TO NEAR 5000 FEET SATURDAY EVENING.

STAY UP-TO-DATE ON THE LATEST FORECASTS BY LISTENING TO WEATHER RADIO ON THE PUBLIC SERVICE BAND. MORE DETAILED INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

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