FORECAST: The Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County
BY: Dennis Mattinson, Weather & Atmospheric Forecaster
Sierra Wave Radio – TV – Online News
WEDNESDAY 11-JAN -2012
Quiet weather will continue through at least next Monday, as a large scale ridge blocks incoming storms from California, up into the PACNW. The drought situation in California has worsened. Examples, the last time Fresno saw any rainfall was back on Nov. 20, 2011 and the snow pack in the Sierra is now at 14% of normal (provided by the California Cooperative Snow Surveys). At this time, the longer range forecast models are now hinting that a possible pattern change, to a wetter one, could happen mid to latter half of next week. We will have to wait and see on this of course, but it does give reason for a little hope.
FOR THE OWENS VALLEY:
Today: Sunny with mostly clear skies at night. Highs 57 and lows 21. Winds NW 5- 10 mph.
Thursday: Sunny becoming partly cloudy. Highs 56 and lows 21. Winds NE 3 – 6 mph.
FOR THE TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES:
Today: Mostly sunny then mostly clear in the evening. Highs 44 and lows 16. Winds N 5 mph.
Thursday: Sunny with mostly clear skies at night. Highs 45 and lows 17. Winds W 5 mph.
FOR MONO COUNTY:
Today: Mostly clear day and night. Highs 40 – 45 and lows 7 – 17. Winds N 10 mph.
Thursday: Sunny skies during the day and clear skies at night. Highs 42 – 47 and lows 7 – 17. Winds NE 5 mph.