Weather Alerts for California

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1. Special Weather Statement for: Tehachapi Area

2. Flash Flood Warning for: Kern

3. Flash Flood Warning for: Kern

4. Flash Flood Warning for: Santa Barbara; Ventura

5. Wind Advisory for: Apple and Lucerne Valleys; Coachella Valley; Riverside County Mountains; San Bernardino County Mountains; San Diego County Deserts; San Diego County Mountains; San Gorgonio Pass Near Banning

6. Flood Advisory for: Ventura

7. Winter Weather Advisory for: Riverside County Mountains; San Bernardino County Mountains

8. Winter Weather Advisory for: Los Angeles County Mountains excluding the Santa Monica Range; Ventura County Mountains

9. Winter Storm Warning for: North Central and Southeast Siskiyou County; South Central Siskiyou County

10. Winter Weather Advisory for: Greater Lake Tahoe Area; Mono

11. Winter Weather Advisory for: Eastern Sierra Slopes of Inyo County; White Mountains of Inyo County

12. Wind Advisory for: Chuckwalla Mountains; Imperial County West; Imperial Valley; Joshua Tree NP West

13. Wind Advisory for: Imperial County Southwest

14. Wind Advisory for: Death Valley National Park; Morongo Basin; Western Mojave Desert

15. Winter Weather Advisory for: Central Sierra; North Kings River; Sequoia Kings

16. Winter Weather Advisory for: West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada

17. Special Weather Statement for: West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada

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Weather Topic: What is Snow?

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snow Next Topic: Cirrus Clouds

Snow is precipitation taking the form of ice crystals. Each ice crystal, or snowflake, has unique characteristics, but all of them grow in a hexagonal structure. Snowfall can last for sustained periods of time and result in significant buildup of snow on the ground.

On the earth's surface, snow starts out light and powdery, but as it begins to melt it tends to become more granular, producing small bits of ice which have the consistency of sand. After several cycles of melting and freezing, snow can become very dense and ice-like, commonly known as snow pack.

Next Topic: Cirrus Clouds

Weather Topic: What are Cirrus Clouds?

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cirrus clouds Next Topic: Cirrocumulus Clouds

Cirrus clouds are high-level clouds that occur above 20,000 feet and are composed mainly of ice crystals. They are thin and wispy in appearance.

What do they indicate?
They are often the first sign of an approaching storm.

Next Topic: Cirrocumulus Clouds