Rare is it the Palm Springs area sees a day of rain, even rarer is it that there are two straight days of rain in the Coachella Valley – but, here we are, with a few sprinkles possible through Friday as well. So how much rain has fallen in the desert this week? Here are the rainfall totals from the National Weather Service, as of 4 am Friday morning.
- Whitewater Trout Farm: 1.02 inches of rain
- Windy Point: 0.87
- Cathedral Canyon: 0.77
- Palm Desert: 0.67
- Palm Springs Airport: 0.52
- Desert Hot Springs: 0.51
- Indio: 0.51
- Thermal Airport: 0.42
For those thinking of heading up the mountains, you’re in luck, because they got plenty:
Chains are required in local mountain communities! Make sure to have them in your vehicle, even when restrictions are not in effect. Winter weather conditions change rapidly. Be prepared! No parking on city streets in Big Bear during snow plow operations. pic.twitter.com/JdvAWCZZcT
— Big Bear Sheriff (@BigBearSheriff) December 7, 2018
Bear Mountain Resort in Big Bear is reporting over a foot of new snow at the resort. Meanwhile, it looks like there might even be more than that at the Palm Springs Tram:
Palm Springs Tram has reported 13" and counting of snow over the past 24hrs, amounts will likely pass 2ft up there and the surrounding high back country of the San Bernardino&San Jacinto mtns abv 8000f! #scwx #CAwx
— SoCalweather.net (@SoCalweathernet) December 6, 2018
And even if you’re not headed up into the mountains, as soon as the clouds clear out, the pics from the desert floor should be awesome.