FORECAST: The Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County
By: Dennis Mattinson, Weather & Atmospheric Forecaster
“Giving you the reasons why Eastern Sierra weather happens.”
FRIDAY April 20, 2012
Substantial warm-up in store for us through Sunday, as a building ridge of high pressure nudges overhead. There still exits a slight chance of afternoon and evening thunderstorms over the Crest today and Saturday. The ridge moves east on Sunday, setting up a dry South West flow over California through mid next week. A fairly strong storm from the Gulf of Alaska will then drop south into the PACNW late Wednesday. Most of the moisture should stay to our north, but there is a chance some will make its way southward. Stay tuned for updates on this.
BTW: With the wet conditions so far in April, the State of California Snow Water Equivalent is now at 67% of normal.
FOR THE OWENS VALLEY:
Today: Mostly sunny a slight chance of afternoon & evening t-storms along the Crest. Highs 82 – 87 and lows 57 – 62. Winds NW 10 – 15 mph.
Saturday & Sunday: Mostly clear. Highs 85 – 90 and lows 58 – 63. Winds SE 10 mph.
FOR THE TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES:
Today: 20% chance of afternoon showers and t-storms. Highs 65 and lows 42. Winds E 5 mph.
Saturday & Sunday: Mostly sunny then turning partly cloudy. Highs 68 and lows 42. Winds S 5 mph.
FOR MONO COUNTY:
Today: Sunny then partly cloudy with a slight chance of afternoon t-storms. Highs 67- 72 and lows 36 – 41. Winds N 10 mph.
Saturday & Sunday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of t-storms Saturday then just partly cloudy on Sunday. Highs 70 – 75 and lows 37 – 47. Winds SE 10 mph.