FORECAST: The Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County
BY: Dennis Mattinson, Weather & Atmospheric Forecaster
Sierra Wave Radio – TV – Online News
WEDNESDAY 14-MAR -2012
Well so far, most of the light snowfall has been limited to the upper elevations in Mono County and northward. This is because the parent trough is still over the PACNW. This will gradually change as the week progresses, as that trough begins to drop southward, taking aim at California. From Friday through Sunday, we are looking at the possibility of one of wetter storms this winter. Most of the precipitation will fall in a window from Saturday through Saturday night. This a cold system and by Sunday, Mammoth Mtn. could pickup 2 – 3 feet of fresh snow, while the Owens Valley will see rain and some snow. Unsettled weather continues on Monday with some clearing and warming on Tuesday.
FOR THE OWENS VALLEY:
Today: Partly cloudy daytime skies and partly cloudy in the evening. Highs 62 – 67 and lows 41 – 46. Winds SE 10 – 15 mph.
Thursday: Partly sunny and mostly cloudy at night. Highs 66 – 71 and lows 42 – 47. Winds SW 10 – 15 mph.
FOR THE TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES:
Today: 70% chance of snow showers. Highs 43 and lows 32. Winds SW 10 – 20 mph G 30.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a 60% chance of snow showers. Highs 47 and lows 31. Winds SW 15 – 20 mph G 30.
FOR MONO COUNTY:
Today: Chance of snow along the crest. Highs 46 – 51 and lows 29 – 39. Winds SW 10 – 15 mph G 30.
Thursday: Snow and rain likely in the upper elevations. Highs 51 – 56 and lows 27 – 37. Winds SW 15 – 25 mph G 40.