• Highway 38 closed for air rescue January 22, 2019
    Highway 38 is closed in both directions for an unknown duration for a air rescue operation. The closure will take place at the Jenks Lake Road site on Highway 38.
  • Traffic on and off the mountain from slow to a standstill January 20, 2019
    UPDATE: Sunday, Jan. 20, 2 p.m. — Downbound traffic on Highways 18/330 to Highland from Big Bear are experiencing 30-plus minute delays.
  • Total lunar eclipse set for Sunday, Jan. 20 January 20, 2019
    The storms have left, and the sky is clear in Big Bear. And that’s a good thing, especially if you want to see the first lunar eclipse of 2019.
  • Vehicle catches fire on highway January 18, 2019
    Expect delays on Highway 330 due to a vehicle fire.
  • Wet, windy Big Bear day January 17, 2019
    The final round of storms to hit the mountains is bringing rain and wind to Big Bear today.
  • Parolee arrested on firearms possession January 17, 2019
    Freddie Chavez, 26, of Big Bear Lake is in custody awaiting an arraignment hearing in San Bernardino. Chavez was arrested on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and violating his parole terms. There is a gang…
  • Public welcome at Ed Foundation meeting January 16, 2019
    The Bear Valley Unified School District Education Foundation meets Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. at the district office. All individuals interested in the discussion regarding recently-donated property are encouraged to attend the meeting.
  • On the agenda January 16, 2019
    The public can stay informed by attending and participating in local government meetings. Check each agency’s website for a copy of the latest meeting agenda or call them for more information.

Weather

Weather in the Big Bear mountain region is very different from the climate in surrounding Southern California areas due to the elevation. Big Bear Lake, the main city for tourists, sits at an elevation of approximately 7,000 feet. Therefore, temperatures are cooler and precipitation is higher than areas below including nearby San Bernadino. The summers are hot, but even in August, you may find yourself needing a jacket in the evening.

If you are going skiing, snowboarding or tubing at Big Bear, it’s a good idea to stay on top of the weather. Here are sites to check for current Big Bear weather:

Big Bear Snow Report:
http://bigbear.us

General Weather Today and Tomorrow:
www.weather.com/weather/Big-Bear

10 Day Forecast for Big Bear:
http://www.weather.com

General Information about Big Bear Lake weather and climate:
The hottest month of the year is July when the temperature of the average high is 80°F, and the average low is 47°F. The coldest month is January when the average high is 47 °F and the average low is about 21 °F. The area receives about 61 inches of snow per year and freezing temperatures occur on an average of 193 days yearly.