• Adventure is calling and we want to know about it March 19, 2019
    Take this short survey and tell us what adventures are calling you to Big Bear. Your answers may appear in the April issue of Big Bear Now magazine.
  • Mountain Living available now March 15, 2019
    Check out the latest issue of Big Bear Now Home Guide to Mountain Living, a special online publication.
  • Reported fire contained to couch March 14, 2019
    Big Bear Fire Department crews quickly extinguished a fire in the 800 block of Elysian Boulevard in Big Bear City on March 14.
  • Fatal head-on traffic collision in Arctic Circle March 13, 2019
    UPDATE: March 13, 2019—California Highway Patrol officers continue to investigation the cause of a fatal collision that claimed the life of a passenger in one of the vehicles that collided head on earlier today.
  • March madness March 13, 2019
    If you live in Big Bear you may be over winter by now. Mother Nature dropped 12 to 18 inches of fresh snow on Big Bear Valley March 11. Residents woke up to the sound of snow plows Tuesday morning,…
  • Big Bear Airport in construction limbo March 13, 2019
    For years the Big Bear Airport District has saved its money to help pay for a new terminal building. When possession of the building was completely turned over to the district in 2014, the wait was near an end.
  • T2 field trip postponed March 12, 2019
    Often the main casualties in Big Bear during winter weather events are special events. March 12 is no exception.
  • Big Bear blanketed by fresh powder March 12, 2019
    If you live in Big Bear you may not be as enamored with the fresh winter blanket Mother Nature dropped on the Valley overnight. You have to shovel out.

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.