Forecast for Mammoth & the Owens Valley
Provided by Dennis Mattinson
Eastern Sierra Weather Forecaster
Broadcasting for the Sierra Wave 92.5 / 96.5 FM
An upper level low off the central California coast will intensify, while the ridge over the desert southwest remains in place. This will create a southwest flow and moisture driven thunderstorm activity over the mountains. The best chance of these high based, thunderstorms will be Tuesday night onward. Lightening and shower activity is possible in the High Country. We will also see a slight reduction in temperatures. Both the High Country and the Owens Valley will continue to be affected by areas of haze and smoke from the weekend fires.
Today for Bishop & the Owens Valley: Partly sunny skies with areas of haze and smoke. Daytime high temperatures around 101 and evening lows in the upper 50s. South wind 10 -15 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday for Bishop & the Owens Valley: Partly sunny with a chance of dry thunderstorms midday and onward. Daytime high temperatures around 100 and evening lows in the upper 50s. Southwest wind 10 - 15 in the afternoon.
Today for Mammoth & the Mono Valleys: Sunny with areas of smoke and haze, becoming partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms late. High temperature range around 85 for the Main Lodge and 95 for the Mono Valleys. Low temperature range 42 - 52. Southwest wind 10 - 15 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday for Mammoth & the Mono Valleys: Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy. Haze and smoke through out the day. Chance of isolated thunderstorms and scattered showers in the afternoon. High temperature range around 84 for the Main Lodge and 94 for the Mono Valleys. Low temperature range 46 - 56. Southwest wind 10 - 15 mph.
Continued chance of thunderstorm activity on Wednesday. The low will then move north on Thursday and the ridge over the Fours Corners area builds back into the west creating dry conditions and warmer temperatures for the Owens Valley through Sunday. Re-circulated moisture will continue the chance of isolated thunderstorms over the High Country through the weekend.
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