According to the National Weather Service, Mt Baldy is forecasted to receive 100 inches of snowfall in a 24 hour period from Friday to Saturday. 100 inches of snow would be the most unprecedented amount of the frozen precipitation to ever hit the Southern California region. Meanwhile, Auto Club Speedway is located just under 14 miles away. The forecast gives little optimism to fans and teams for the weekend’s event.
What You Need to Know:
- Fontana, entering its last race in the current configuration, is set to host NASCAR Cup and Xfinity races this weekend.
- The National Weather Service is predicting a blizzard of historic proportions to impact Southern California close to the track.
- Fans will be watching the weather as much as anything this weekend in hopes of fitting the racing between storm clouds.
UPDATE 4:30 PM EST 2/24:
The Weather Channel shows continued concern over the blizzard conditions in Southern California.
In the Stands
In anticipation of the weather, some fans have a creative solution. The future is now for Twitter user Avery Hage.
Others are slightly more optimistic for Sunday’s race.
UPDATE 4:05 PM EST 2/23
Fontana is seeing the leading edge of the storm with some unusual weather for the area.
UPDATE 4:20 PM EST 2/24
Race fans are staying on top of the weather as locals share up to date snowfall amounts.
On Your Screen
The last time NASCAR was faced with a snowy forecast was Martinsville 2018. While Fontana’s elevation means more rain than the powder coveted by nearby Mt Baldy, the weather predictions are no less impactful.
As the clouds develop, so will this story so stay tuned for more updates from The Daily Downforce.