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WEATHER FORECAST 12/05/07

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WEATHER FORECAST 12/05/07

Postby dmatt » Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:08 am

FORECAST FOR THE OWENS VALLEY AND MAMMOTH AREA
PROVIDED BY DENNIS MATTINSON
EASTERN SIERRA WEATHER FORECASTER
BROADCASTING ON THE SIERRAWAVE 92.5 / 96.5 FM

LAST UPDATE: 8:21 AM PST DEC 05, 2007

A NORTHWEST FLOW TODAY WILL KEEP OUR AREA PARTLY CLOUDY WITH TEMPERATURES SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL. THEN, ON THURSDAY THE FUN BEGINS. CURRENTLY, A COLD PACIFIC LOW OUT OF THE GULF OF ALASKA IS ON TRACK TO GIVE MAMMOTH AND THE HIGH COUNTRY A GOOD CHANCE OF SNOW STARTING ON THURSDAY. THIS LOW WILL MOVE OVER NORTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON THEN DROP INLAND AND SOUTH EASTWARD THURSDAY EVENING. SOME OVERRUNNING AHEAD OF THE SYSTEM WILL GIVE THE SIERRA RAIN AND SNOW THURSDAY MORNING. A WINTER STORM WATCH WILL BEGIN THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING WITH A POSSIBLE 12 - 24 INCHES OF NEW SNOW FOR ELEVATIONS AT OR ABOVE 7,000 TO 8,000 FEET FROM TAHOE SOUTH INTO MONO COUNTY AND MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN. PERIODS OF RAIN SHOULD OCCUR IN THE OWENS VALLEY STARTING IN THE AFTERNOON ON THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY AND THERE IS A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS ON THE VALLEY FLOOR FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY.

TODAY FOR BISHOP AND THE OWENS VALLEY: PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES. HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE MID 60S AND LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTH WIND TO ABOUT 10 MPH.

TOMORROW FOR BISHOP AND THE OWENS VALLEY: MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20% CHANCE OF RAIN BY MIDDAY TURNING TO A 50% CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING. HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE MID 50S AND LOW TEMPERATURES IN THE MID 30S. NORTH WIND LIGHT BECOMING SOUTHWEST TO 10 MPH.

TODAY FOR MAMMOTH LAKES AND THE MONO VALLEYS: PARTLY CLOUDY BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH TEMPERATURES AROUND 46 FOR THE TOWN AND 55 FOR THE VALLEYS. LOW TEMPERATURE RANGE 30 - 36. NORTHWEST WIND 10 MPH.

TOMORROW FOR MAMMOTH LAKES AND THE MONO VALLEYS: MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SNOW SHOWERS POSSIBLE BY MIDDAY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW 80%. SNOW LEVEL DROPPING DOWN TO 6,00 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. HIGH TEMPERATURES AROUND 30 FOR THE TOWN AND THE 38 FOR THE VALLEYS. LOW TEMPERATURE RANGE 22 - 30. WEST WIND 10 - 15 MPH.

ON SATURDAY THAT GULF OF ALASKAN LOW EJECTS EASTWARD, REPLACED BY ANOTHER COLD LOW DROPPING DOWN FROM THE NORTH. THIS WILL PROLONG SHOWER ACTIVITY INTO SUNDAY. A FEW SHOWERS WILL LINGER THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT THEN DRYING OUT ON MONDAY.



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