Forecast: The Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County
Provided by Dennis Mattinson
Eastern Sierra Weather Forecaster
KSRW 92.5 / 96.5 and TV-33
The first of the two low pressure systems, we talked about in yesterdays forecast, has arrived. Most woke up to either moderate snow in the mountains or light rain in the valleys. Mammoth received 7 inches overnight with more on the way. A continuation of light precipitation today then the second system moves in late tonight into Saturday. This one has a little more “punch” to it, with colder air and a better chance of moderate to heavy snowfall in the mountains. Even the Owens Valley could see some light snow on the floor from this system. This system moves eastward on Sunday with ridging building in late Sunday into Monday. Mammoth could see as much as 3 – 4 feet of new snow by late Sunday. The Owens Valley will see drier conditions on Monday, but Mono County will we left with lingering showers. Another Low pressure system is progged to move into our forecast area Tuesday, with another round of rain and snow. Updates to follow right here on easternsierraforecast.com.
FOR THE OWENS VALLEY:
Today: Mostly cloudy with rain. Highs in the upper 40S. Winds SE 6 – 10 mph.
This Evening: Cloudy with rain likely. Lows in the upper 20S. Winds SE 7 mph.
Saturday: Cloudy with showers likely. Highs in the upper 40S. Winds SE 7 – 10 mph.
Saturday Evening: Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of rain then snow showers overnight. Lows in the mid 20S. Winds SE 5 mph.
FOR THE TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES:
Today: Mostly cloudy with snow. Highs in the mid 30S. Winds S 10 mph G 20.
This Evening: Snow. Lows around 18. Winds S 10 mph.
Saturday: Snow showers. Highs in the upper 20S. Winds SW 10 – 15 mph G 25.
Saturday Evening: Snow showers. Lows around 17. Winds W 5 – 10 mph.
FOR MONO COUNTY:
Today: Mostly cloudy with snow early then rain. Highs 28 – 38. Winds SW 10 – 15 mph. Ridge G 65.
This Evening: Mostly cloudy with rain then snow. Lows 5 – 15. Winds S 10 – 20 mph G 30. Ridge G 55.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with snow likely. Highs 25 – 35. Winds S 10 – 15 mph G 35. Ridge G 60.
Saturday Evening: Snow showers. Lows 6 – 16. Winds W 10 mph.