After our unseasonably dry and warm “winter” here in Southern California, we’ve finally received some cold, wet and blustery weather in Corona, Riverside and throughout the Inland Empire. The weather system has traveled down the coast from Alaska, which explains the cold winds, at least.
The storm is predicted by the National Weather Service to have a 20% of sending thunderstorms across Los Angeles late today, but other than that, expect more wind and cold than water from the sky. Overall rain totals are predicted to be light, with some areas not even getting any measurable rainfall at all.
But ski lovers are in luck, as much of the rain that will fall will be in the mountains, and turn into light, fluffy powder. Big Bear and other areas above an elevation of 5,000 feet in the San Bernardino County mountains should get about 10 inches of snow, or more.
Be careful on the roads, for sure, as forecasters warn that gusty winds up to 40 mph are to hit the Los Angeles County coastline, and Interstate 5’s Grapevine, California 14, Pearblossom Highway and California 33 could get blowing snow across their lengths.
But don’t worry—the sun we’ve become used to this winter will be back on Thursday, even though winds will still be high in foothills Orange County, San Diego County, San Bernardino County and Riverside County, up to 60 mph.
There are three reasons we are writing about the weather:
+ Today’s weather could cause wind-driven rain to get up into your roof, causing a leak
+ If you get a leak, or any other kind of water in the dark recesses of your home, that will easily turn into a mold problem tomorrow when temperatures are likely to hit 70 degrees again
+ The average rainfall for this time of year is 9.25 inches, and so far we’ve only received 5.09 inches of rain. This means that fire season is coming early this year, and it’s going to be a bad one. Make sure that any debris that’s been blown down around your home is disposed of to reduce fire hazards.
If you see any signs of leaking water or mold appearing this week following the storm, call us right away. We can help with all of your water damage restoration and mold damage restoration needs. Our technicians are standing by every day, all day and night, to assist you. We are a fully licensed and bonded construction company as well as a damage restoration company, which means that no job is too small or too large for us to handle. Worried about your insurance company? Don’t worry, we’ve dealt with them all and can lead you through the process. We help our clients every step of the way, so call now: 877-732-8471