• Another blast of winter headed for Big Bear May 26, 2019
    Someone needs to inform Mother Nature that it's almost June.
  • FYI is here May 25, 2019
    Don't forget to browse the latest issue of FYI published by the Big Bear Grizzly
  • Delays possible on Highway 330 to Big Bear May 24, 2019
    Caltrans work on the bridge rail replacement on State Route 330 could cause significant delays for those traveling to Big Bear during the holiday weekend. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes if possible.
  • Summer survey May 22, 2019
    Summer, at least we hope, is around the corner. What's your favorite summer beverages? Help us out by taking this short survey, and your answers may appear in the June issue of Big Bear Now magazine.
  • May snow not unheard of in Big Bear Valley May 22, 2019
    It’s almost Memorial Day, do you know where spring is?
  • School district weighs options for Chautauqua May 22, 2019
    When the 2019-20 school year begins in August, the student population at Chautauqua High School is expected to drop as much as 50 percent. It’s just one of several reasons the Bear Valley Unified School District is exploring relocation of…
  • 15 minutes May 22, 2019
    In the United States that’s the measure of time for someone to die in an alcohol-related traffic collision. It’s a message the California Highway Patrol sends to students and parents through its Every 15 Minutes program each year.
  • Fire department trading cards as education tool May 22, 2019
    Big Bear Fire Department wants to educate children on the fire service. To achieve this goal, the department has launched a motivational educational program using fire department trading cards.

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.