ZachNews Coverage: Route 66 Field Trip: Needles, California to Barstow, California Weather and Traffic: Day 2.

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ZachNews Coverage: Route 66 Field Trip: Needles, California to Barstow, California Weather and Traffic: Day 2.

Good Morning Everybody!! Hope you are having a great start to your morning.

The Route 66 field trip has began in preparation of a Corridor Management Plan being prepared to acquire a National Scenic Byway designation for the historic and world famous Route 66 highway from Needles, California to Barstow, California.

The Route 66 field trip is happening from Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 to Thursday, December 5th, 2013 and the Route 66 field trip will start in Needles, California and we’ll be making multiple stops along the route with a separate half-day on Thursday visiting Barstow, California.

 

A great welcoming in Needles, California and ready to tour all the great community along the historic and world famous Route 66 highway between Needles, California and Barstow, California.

As the Route 66 field trip begins today, how will be the weather and traffic today along the way as the group rolls down the historic and world famous Route 66 highway between Needles, California and Barstow, California?

Well, here is the weather and traffic conditions for the next 2 days as you and the group travel along the historic and world famous Route 66 highway between Needles, California and Barstow, California.

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**** Weather Alert!!: The National Weather Service has issued the following: ****

– Hard Freeze Watch in effect from Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 at 9:00pm PT until Saturday, December 7th, 2013 at 9:00am PT.

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ523&warncounty=CAC071&firewxzone=CAZ228&local_place1=&product1=Hard+Freeze+Warning#.Up8WSsRDsfU

 

 

– Hazardous Weather Outlook.

 

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ523&warncounty=CAC071&firewxzone=CAZ228&local_place1=&product1=Hazardous+Weather+Outlook#.Up8Wi8RDsfU

These advisories and watches are for the communities of Goffs, California; Essex, California; Amboy, California; Ludlow, California; Newberry Springs, California; and Barstow, California.

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** Weather: **

** Needles, California Weather: **

– Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 10:00am PT. Mostly sunny, High 52*F. North wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

 

– Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, Low 31*F. North northwest wind around 11 mph.

 

– Thursday: Sunny, High 49*F. North wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

 

– Thursday Night: Mostly clear, Low 30*F. North northwest wind around 7 mph.

** Goffs, California Weather: **

– Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 10:00am PT. Mostly sunny, with a temperature rising to near 45*F by 11:00am PT, then falling to around 37*F during the remainder of the day. North northeast wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

 

– Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, Low 31*F. North wind 11 to 14 mph.

 

– Thursday: Sunny, High 41*F. North wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

 

– Thursday Night: Mostly clear, Low 30*F. North wind 7 to 9 mph.

** Essex, California Weather: **

– Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 10:00am PT. Mostly sunny, with a temperature rising to near 49*F by 12:00pm PT, then falling to around 40*F during the remainder of the day. East wind 6 to 8 mph becoming north in the afternoon.

 

– Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, Low 31*F. Northeast wind around 9 mph.

 

– Thursday: Sunny, High 45*F. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

 

– Thursday Night: Mostly clear, Low 32*F. East northeast wind around 6 mph.

** Amboy, California Weather: **

– Wednesday: Mostly sunny, High 56*F. Northwest wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

 

– Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, Low 29*F. Light and variable wind.

 

– Thursday: Sunny, High 53*F. Northwest wind 8 to 14 mph.

 

– Thursday Night: Mostly clear, Low 27*F. North northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm after 12:00am PT.

** Ludlow, California Weather: **

– Wednesday: Mostly sunny, High 48*F. North wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

 

– Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, Low 28*F. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

 

– Thursday: Sunny, High 46*F. North northwest wind 8 to 11 mph.

 

– Thursday Night: Mostly clear, Low 28*F. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

** Newberry Springs, California Weather: **

– Wednesday: Mostly sunny, High 47*F. West northwest wind 6 to 8 mph becoming north in the afternoon.

 

– Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, Low 29*F. Light and variable wind.

 

– Thursday: Sunny, High 44*F. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

 

– Thursday Night: Mostly clear, Low 28*F. Light and variable wind.

** Barstow, California Weather: **

– Wednesday: Sunny, High 45*F. Light and variable wind becoming west around 5 mph.

 

– Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, Low 28*F. East wind around 6 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.

 

– Thursday: Sunny, High 42*F. Calm wind becoming east northeast around 5 mph.

 

– Thursday Night: Mostly clear, Low 26*F. Light south southeast wind.

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More weather information and weather radars are on the National Weather Service website at:

http://www.weather.gov/

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**** Traffic: ****

– Route 66 Highway:

The traffic conditions along the historic and world famous Route 66 highway from Needles, California to Barstow, California is clear and good.

But, please use caution driving as possible gusty and windy conditions may happen causing blow dust and making driving difficult.

– Downtown Needles, California:

Due to the removal of a large tanker under Santa Fe Park, drivers should be on alert for addition street closures or traffic restrictions near the intersection of Front Street and G Street. This removal of this large tanker from under Santa Fe Park may happen between Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 to Thursday, June 27th, 2013. As of Thursday, October, 3rd, 2013, H Street at Front Street, Front Street from I Street to G Street, and G Street at Front Street remain closed.

– Near Needles, California:

According to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) website, mill and overlay the existing asphalt is being done and is being done in and near Needles, California on Interstate 40 from Buzzard Wash to the California State Line. The construction project began on Thursday, March 7th, 2013 and estimate completion date is set for Monday, May 19th, 2014.

More information regarding the road work along Interstate 40 at the following California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) website address:

http://dot.ca.gov/hq/construc/consMap/consproject1.php?DISTEA=080K2604

 

 

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