FORECAST: The Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County
By: Dennis Mattinson, Weather & Atmospheric Forecaster
FRIDAY April 13, 2012
An unseasonably strong and very dynamic storm has invaded California. It will bring to our area today and tonight the possibility of, scattered thunderstorms, small hail, with heavy snow in the upper elevations and rain showers in the Owens Valley. Strong and gusty winds will accompany this weather package. Snowfall amounts will range from 1 – 2 feet + in the upper elevations. Snow levels could drop to the Owens Valley floor Friday night into Saturday morning. Storm moves eastward later Saturday, with lingering mountain showers, as weak ridging builds in. So, dry and warmer Sunday thru Thursday with a few brush-by systems bringing mainly clouds to the district.
FOR THE OWENS VALLEY:
Today: Cloudy with rain showers and isolated T-Storms. Snow showers possible overnight. Highs 48 – 53 and lows 32 – 37. Winds SW 15 – 25 mph G 35.
Saturday & Sunday: 20% chance of early am scattered rain or snow becoming mostly clear Saturday night thru Sunday. Highs 60 – 65 and lows 37 – 42. Winds N 10 -20 mph.
FOR THE TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES:
Today: 100% chance of snow becoming 70% overnight. Highs 27 and lows 17. Winds SW 15 - 25 mph.
Saturday & Sunday: 50% chance of lingering snow Saturday becoming mostly sunny on Sunday. Highs 40 and lows 26. Winds NW 10 -20 mph.
FOR MONO COUNTY:
Today: Snow with a chance of snow showers in the evening. Highs 29 – 34 and lows 18 – 23. Winds SW 10- 15 mph G 30.
Saturday & Sunday: Chance of rain and snow Saturday becoming partly cloudy on Sunday. Highs 40 – 50 and lows 25 – 30. Winds NW 10 – 20 mph.
Have a great “snow do it” weekend!