(VC Fire/OES webcam Torrey Peak looking northwest at mountains above Fillmore and Piru)
(Bottom photo is VC Fire/OES webcam on Sisar Peak above the Upper Ojai)
Updated--Ventura County should see a short break in the weather for Black Friday but more rain and snow is in the forecast for Saturday.
Most of the measurable rain and snow will stay north of Ventura County, but we could get about a quarter inch of rain with the snow level at 7,000.
But another, more significant storm, is due into Ventura County Tuesday and Wednesday.
Thanksgiving Day saw rain, snow, hail, with a couple of thunderstorms, and high temperatures in the 40's and 50's in most areas.
Interstate Five over the Grapevine is open but Friday afternoon there were snow flurries in the Gorman area but the snow was not sticking.
Highway 33 north of the Ojai Valley in the Los Padres National Forest is is open but chains are required between mile markers 24 and 48 Friday afternoon.
There were a few rock and mudslides, and some roadway flooding, but no major troubles because of the weather.
There was a rash of weather-related crashes.
Black Friday should see partly cloudy skies, cool temperatures, and a chance of a scattered shower or two.
More rain and snow is in the forecast for Saturday.
Here are some snow totals (in inches) for the storm system since it arrived Wednesday morning...
FRAZIER PARK (5000 FT)............ 24 MOUNT PINOS (8500 FT)............. 12-24 PINE MOUNTAIN CLUB (6500 FT)...... 6-12 LOCKWOOD VALLEY (5500 FT)......... 6-12
And here are some rainfall totals since Wednesday morning...
OXNARD (NWS) 2.10
PORT HUENEME 1.50
SANTA PAULA 2.16
SIMI VALLEY 1.65
THOUSAND OAKS 2.03
OAK VIEW 1.62
LA CONCHITA 1.28
MATILIJA CANYON 2.34
NEWBURY PARK 1.55
SULPHUR MTN 2.17
Here are some links to information that will be helpful during the storm:
For official information
from the County of Ventura...
For the latest rainfall figures...
For information fromt he National Weather Service...
For information on major highway or freeway road closures...
And we will also keep you updated right here in the news section of https://kvta.com/news/