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FORECAST 12.21.06

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:42 am
by dmatt
Owens Valley / Mammoth Weather Forecast
Provided by Dennis Mattinson
Forecast Specialist for the Sierra Wave 92.5 / 96.5 FM

Forecast for: December 21, 2006

A rapidly moving trough will cross California this afternoon giving Mammoth and the High Country an excellent chance of light snow through Friday morning. That trough will then exit our area on Friday afternoon, setting up dry conditions.

Today for Bishop & the Owens Valley: Partly cloudy skies today, changing to cloudy this evening with a 20% chance of rain. High temps will be in the lower 50s and evening temps dropping down to the upper teens. Northwest wind 10 – 15 mph.

Today for Mammoth: Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow in the afternoon. Snow level will be 7,000 feet lowering to 5,500 feet in the evening. Daytime temps upper 30s dropping down to the mid teens at night. West winds 15 – 25 gusting to 50 mph and 80 mph over the Crest.

Tomorrow for Bishop & the Owens Valley: Mostly cloudy in the morning with a 20% chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly sunny in the afternoon with high temps in the upper 40s and evening temps in the upper teens. North winds 20 – 30 gusting to 40 mph.

Tomorrow for Mammoth: Cloudy and cold with scattered snow showers during the day, turning mostly clear in the evening. Highs will be in the low 30s and nighttime temps in the low single digits. Northwest wind 15 – 20 gusting to 35 mph.

An upper ridge builds in on Friday afternoon and amplifies through the weekend. This should give us a good chance for dry weather through Saturday and Sunday. An upper low will then move into Northern California Sunday night into Monday, giving the Mammoth and the High Country a good shot at snow on Christmas day

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:50 pm
by Snow Nymph
Thanks! Heading up tonight, if I can get everything packed. Might hike tomorrow, not sure where yet