Forecast for Mammoth & the Owens Valley
Provided by Dennis Mattinson
Forecast Specialist for the Sierra Wave 92.5 / 96.5 FM
Broadcast Times 12:30 pm & 5:30 pm M - F
An Eastern Pacific ridge will build in over the West Coast for the next few days. This means temperatures will be on the rise giving us a warming trend into at least Friday.
Today for Bishop & the Owens Valley: Sunny skies and a little windy in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Daytime temps in the upper 70s and evening lows in the mid 40s. North wind 10 - 20 in the morning reducing to 10 mph in the afternoon and evening.
Tomorrow for Bishop & the Owens Valley: Mostly sunny. Daytime temps in the mid 80s and evening lows in the mid 40s. Northwest wind 10 mph.
Today for Mammoth & the Mono Valleys: Sunny blue skies then partly cloudy in the evening. High temperature range mid 60s for the Main Lodge and mid 70s for the Mono Valleys. Low temp range 30 - 40. Light wind.
Tomorrow for Mammoth & the Mono Valleys: Partly cloudy through out the day then clearing in the evening. High temperature range upper 60s for the Main Lodge and upper 70s for the Mono Valleys. Low temp range 31 - 41. West wind 10 mph.
Warm up continues on Saturday then stalls for Sunday and Monday as a shortwave trough tracks across Northern California. Sunday and Memorial Day we can expect daytime temps to hover in the lower 90s for the Owens Valley and the mid 70s for the Main Lodge at Mammoth. Some clouds over the mountains will be expected each afternoon with thunderstorm activity possible on Sunday and Monday for Mammoth north, otherwise dry and sunny conditions through the period.
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Thanks Matt! Hope the bugs aren't too bad this weekend.
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