FORECAST: The Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County
BY: Dennis Mattinson, Weather & Atmospheric Forecaster
Sierra Wave Radio – TV – Online News
WEDNESDAY 04-JAN -2012
Our upper ridge continues its dominance, but gets flattened a few times by several, moisture starved, upper level troughs moving through the PACNW. One today then another on Friday. What this means for us is continued dry weather for the Owens Valley, some cloud cover and breezy conditions, particularly in Mono County on Friday. Here the winds do not look to be near as bad as the 12/1/2011 Mono Wind Event. With the Friday system, there is a slight chance of a shower or two in Mono County, but nothing big if anything at all.
Note: A big step for the meteorological society was taken on this date in 1921 as the first radio broadcasts of weather forecasts were transmitted. The University of Wisconsin was responsible for this initial feat, but within two years, over 140 radio stations had copied the technology. (Courtesy of Bob Tyszka)
FOR THE OWENS VALLEY:
Today: Sunny with mostly clear skies at night. Highs 64 and lows 24. Winds NW 3 – 7 mph.
Thursday: Sunny becoming partly cloudy. Highs 64 and lows 28. Winds NW 5 – 10 mph.
FOR THE TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES:
Today: Mostly sunny then partly cloudy in the evening. Highs 57 and lows 32. Winds SW 5 mph.
Thursday: Sunny with partly cloudy skies at night. Highs 50 and lows 33. Winds SW 5 – 10 mph.
FOR MONO COUNTY:
Today: Mostly clear day and night. Highs 56 – 61 and lows 16 – 26. Winds SW 10 mph.
Thursday: Partly cloudy skies during the day and at night. Highs 53 – 58 and lows 16 – 26. Winds W 10 mph.