Storm Watch 2017: San Bernardino County, CA: Storms brings cold winds, heavy rain, and lots of snow.

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Storm Watch 2017: San Bernardino County, CA: Storms brings cold winds, heavy rain, and lots of snow.

Another round of storms moved into San Bernardino County, California on Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 and Monday, January 23rd, 2017 bring cold temperatures, lots of heavy rain, and lots of snow to the area.

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At around 2:36pm PT on Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez captured on camera the storms entering into the Victorville, California and Hesperia, California area.

At around 2:41pm PT on Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, ZachNews heard the call of a vehicle stuck in a wash with 2 people inside the vehicle in the Cajon Pass area near Cajon Boulevard at Swarthout Canyon Road in Keenbrook, California.

NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 Journalist Mekahlo Medina captured on camera (Pictured Above) 2 people inside a blue truck surrounded by water.

The San Bernardino County Fire Department’s Swift Water Rescue Team was called and when arrived, began rescue operations.

During the rescue operations, an additional engine for down stream spotter was request as the water in the wash continued to rise.

According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, rescue operations were complete with all victims rescued.

At around 2:42pm PT on Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez captured on camera heavy rain and cold winds began to blow into the High Desert Gateway in Hesperia, California.

People were seen running to their vehicles as the heavy rain and cold winds continued into the evening.

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Well heading back to Victorville, California, the heavy rain began to cause roadways to flood for motorists along Amargosa Road well creating a beautiful rainbow to the north.

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At around 9:19am PT on Monday, January 23rd, 2017, ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez captured on camera how cold was the temperature in Victorville, California.

A chilly 38*F greeted people as they drive by the Pacific Horizon Bancorp at the intersection of Amargosa Road and Dos Palmas Road in Victorville, California.

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Motorists drove along the wet conditions in Victorville, California miles away from the Cajon Pass area of San Bernardino County, California where reports of snow falling were being reported.

At around 9:34am PT on Monday, January 23rd, 2017, ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez captured on camera a truck pass by him with snow on top as he was reporting on the weather conditions across the street from the Victorville City Hall in Victorville, California.

At around 11:52am PT on Monday, January 23rd, 2017, ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez captured on camera motorists driving through a flooded roadway along Main Street just before Pyrite Ave in Hesperia, California.

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Dark clouds from incoming storms continued to move into Hesperia, California bring not just rain, but even snow just 2 miles away to the south.

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NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 Photojournalist Alex Vasquez sent into ZachNews a wonderful picture of the snow that fell onto the high desert community of Oak Hills, California.

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NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 Journalist Tony Shin showed this picture of people enjoying the cold snow.

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The City of Hesperia posted these wonderful pictures of the snow near Interstate 15.

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ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez captured on camera another truck with snow on top well exiting northbound Interstate 15 onto 7th Street in Victorville, California.

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Well leaving Old Town near 7 Street and D Street in Victorville, California, reports on light snow snowflake were seen falling.

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Storms continued to move to the east across the high deser, but communities like Daggett, California; Newberry Springs, California; Ludlow, California; and Amboy, California had some of the sunshine breaking through the storm clouds.

At around 2:26pm PT on Monday, January 23rd, 2017, ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez captured on camera heavy rain falling along Interstate 40 just 12 miles west of Fenner, California from a passing storm.

At around 3:04pm PT on Monday, January 23rd, 2017, ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez captured on camera the storms moving out of California.

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Storm clouds were seen to the east of Needles, California in the mountains of Mohave County, Arizona.

When storms capable of producing cold temperatures, gust winds, heavy rain, and lots of snow prepare to move into San Bernardino County, California, please make sure to have an emergency survival kit ready; including a first aid kit, bring extra warm clothing, blankets, boots, rechargeable flashlight, food and water; drive carefully and stay away from flooded roadways; make sure to fully charge up cellular phone and bring an extra cellular phone battery also fully charged; and make sure to bring your snow tire chains if driving up into snowy conditions.

As seen in the video from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 (Shown Above) of the swift water rescue in the Cajon Pass area, the San Bernardino County Fire Department wants to remain everybody to do not drive through moving water; “Turn Around, Don’t Drown“.

** Thanks to the great first responders, road crews, and tow crews for their hard work during the storms. **

**** ZachNews thanks to our great news resources for their help capturing the storms moving into San Bernardino County, California. ****

 

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