Cold storm front hitting SLO County expects ‘dusting’ of snow for county’s inland mountains

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY —  A cold storm front is leading weather services to predict snow might be dusting the mountains of San Luis Obispo (SLO) County. 

San Luis Obispo meteorologist John Lindsey predicted scattered rains showers in the forecast on Wednesday into Thursday and again on Saturday, with snow levels “dropping to between 1,250 and 1,750 feet in the inland areas and 2,000 feet in the coastal regions.”

Inland areas of SLO County, including Atascadero, Paso Robles, Shandon, Creston, and Pozo, could see a dusting of snow. Higher summits of of Highway 46 and the Cuesta Grade could also see a dusting of snow, according to reports from Lindsey.


The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Wind Advisory for SLO County, starting Wednesday, Feb. 22. NWS is predicting no more than 0.35 inches of rain for North County through this Friday, Feb. 24 and as low as 0.24 inches for Paso Robles. As for snow, NSW expects 1 to 6 inches of snow down to about 2,000ft.

Los Angeles and Ventura County received a blizzard warning from NWS that goes into Saturday. Mountains of those counties are expected up to 5 feet of snow and wind gusts in excess of 55 mph.

This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available.