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Local Weather 10.02.06

Postby dmatt » Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:11 am

Local Owens Valley & High Country Forecast
Fort Independence EPA Met Station
EPA Site No: 06-027-1028
0855 PDT 02 Oct 2006

All:

Short Term…A light dusting of snow was visible along the Crest from Whitney north this morning. Precipt associated with the currently passing shortwave is reducing and moving east. Decreasing clouds can be expected today in the Valley and High Country. Slightly higher temps with increasing clouds Tuesday ahead of another approaching trough, with a chance of showers in the High Country. The Owens Valley can expect daytime temps in the upper 70s/low 80s today and tomorrow, with lows in the mid 40s. The high Country will see afternoon temps in the mid 60s and lows in the upper 30s for both days.

Long Term…A cutoff low will develop within the approaching trough and begin to slowly move east. By Wednesday into Thursday morning, there will be a strong chance of snow in the High Country and Upper Elevations, with accumulations up to 2-3 inches. Friday will continue to see a chance of precipt in the High Country. The Owens Valley will have partly cloudy skies and only a slight chance of precipt through the forecast period. Reducing temps of some 5 – 10 degrees for both the High Country and Owens Valley for Wednesday night into Thursday.

Dennis ‘Matt’ Mattinson
Air Quality & Weather Specialist



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Postby Trailtrekker06 » Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:42 am

Thanks again, Dennis. Looks like I got lucky last week out there!
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Postby dmatt » Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:53 am

Trailtrekker06:

You are welcome and yes, last week was great.

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Postby snusmumriken » Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:35 pm

Any predictions as to what the upcoming Columbus Day weekend has in store?
Was hoping to take that last High Sierra backpacking trip of the season.
Is it just wishfull thinking that this might blow over and the sun will be back out by the weekend?
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Postby dmatt » Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:31 pm

snusmumriken:

Way to early to tell. Ask me before you leave on your trip.

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Postby snusmumriken » Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:50 pm

Thanks Dennis, I will.
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Postby wingding » Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:30 pm

It looks like snow will be falling off and on in the high sierra this week, with a few inches above 9,500 feet already.
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