When the snow melts: How to stay safe in the snow

Whittier Daily News newspaper – (805) 439-4880 article A new snow storm is expected to bring snow and ice to the southern California coast late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

The storm is forecast to dump at least 6 inches of snow in Southern California early Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

There’s also a chance of up to 3 inches of ice and snow on the coast late Sunday.

The Santa Ana winds will continue to bring freezing rain and snow to the coast from San Diego to Long Beach, according the Weather Channel.

Temperatures are expected to drop to a low of -10 degrees by Tuesday morning.

Santa Ana winds are forecast to bring up to 2 feet of snow to northern Santa Barbara, and 1 foot of snow or less to the inland areas of Santa Barbara County, according Weather Channel meteorologist Michael Furlong.

Santa Maria is expected by Tuesday night to bring 6 to 12 inches of rain to Southern California, the weather service said.

Santa Cruz, Orange, Ventura, Imperial and Santa Barbara counties could see more snow and icy conditions, according Furlongs forecast.