FORECAST: The Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County
By: Dennis Mattinson, Weather & Atmospheric Forecaster
“Giving you the reasons why Eastern Sierra weather happens.”
SATURDAY July 07, 2012
Super strong upper level high pressure (the same one thats brought sweltering heat to the Eastern part of the country) will bring hot temperatures to the District over the weekend and thru the mid part of next week. By Monday and Tuesday the Owens Valley should see triple digits and Mono County the upper 80s/low 90s. So as far as thunderstorms go, things have changed quite a bit since yesterday. That previously mentioned ridge (with its westward expansion) should make the air dry enough to suppress most mid level moisture until about Thursday. For Mt. Whitney this means still a slight chance of thunderstorms Tuesday thru Friday, but it won’t have as much moisture to work with. Right now the biggest threat of any convection looks to be next Thursday and Friday. By next weekend, another trough pushes thru the PACNW, cooling things down here and erasing any thunderstorm threat.
Good luck to Penelope and her attempt to climb the East Buttress of Mt. Muir, Tuesday and Wednesday.