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Storm brings snow to Big Bear; more to come

A storm working its way through Southern California brought two to three inches of snow to Big Bear Lake with more to come, the National Weather Service said Thursday.

The area is expected to gain three to seven inches of fresh powder through the day and less than 1 inch Thursday night. Big Bear Lake will likely get snow through the weekend with a slight chance of more snow Sunday night, forecasters said.

"We're pretty excited to have fresh snowfall, it seems a little bit late in the season, just like last year," said Suzanne Jacques, communications director for Big Bear Mountain Resorts. "Last year we had five inches of snow in a few days."

Big Bear Mountain ski resort is open, with two lifts in operation, and will have man-made snow in addition to natural powder, Jacques said. Snow Summit resort could open in a few days if weather permits.

"We always advise people to bring chains because the roads are always open, but when we get natural snowfall chains can be required," Jacques said.


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