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FORECAST 15-MAY-08

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FORECAST 15-MAY-08

Postby dmatt » Thu May 15, 2008 8:15 am

FORECAST FOR THE OWENS VALLEY, MAMMOTH AND MONO COUNTY
PROVIDED BY DENNIS MATTINSON
EASTERN SIERRA WEATHER FORECASTER
BROADCASTING FOUR TIMES A DAY ON THE SIERRAWAVE 92.5 / 96.5 FM

THURSDAY, 15-MAY-08, 7:05 AM

A VERY STRONG AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO ESTABLISH ITSELF OFF THE WEST COAST AND IS CREATING A BRISK NORTHWEST FLOW. THUS WINDS HAVE NOT SUBSIDED IN MANY AREAS THIS MORNING AND IN FACT PLACES LIKE MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN HAVE RECORDED WINDS OVER THE CREST AT 115 MPH EARLY THIS MORNING. MINARETS REMOTE WEATHER STATION HAS RECORDED GUSTS OF 47 MPH THIS MORNING AS WELL. THOSE GUSTY WINDS SHOULD BEGIN TO SUBSIDE LATER TODAY INTO THE EVENING. AND AS FOR THE WELL TALKED ABOUT HEAT WAVE, IT IS STILL ON TRACK TO PRODUCE NEAR RECORD OR RECORD HIGH TEMPS, FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR, STARTING ON FRIDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND. CONTINUED HOT A DRY WILL BE THE ORDER OF THE DAY MONDAY AND TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. SOME MINOR COOLING IS EXPECTED WEDNESDAY AS THE RIDGE STARTS TO BREAK DOWN IN RESPONSE TO AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH MOVING THROUGH THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST.

TODAY FOR THE OWENS VALLEY: MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES. HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 80S AND EVENING LOWS IN THE MID 50S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 - 15 MPH GUSTING TO 20 THEN DECREASING TO 5 - 10 LATER TODAY.

TOMORROW FOR THE OWENS VALLEY: SUNNY. HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 80S / LOW 90S AND EVENING LOWS IN THE MID 50S. NORTHWEST WIND LIGHT AND VARIABLE.

TODAY FOR MAMMOTH LAKES: SUNNY SKIES. HIGH TEMPERATURES AROUND 70 AND EVENING LOWS AROUND 40. NORTH WIND 5 - 15 MPH GUSTING TO 25 DECREASING TO 5 - 10 LATER TODAY.

TOMORROW FOR MAMMOTH LAKES: SUNNY. HIGH TEMPERATURES AROUND 72 AND EVENING LOWS AROUND 43. EAST WIND 5 MPH.

TODAY FOR MONO COUNTY: SUNNY AND BREEZY. HIGH TEMPERATURES RANGING FROM 71 - 80 AND EVENING LOWS 36 - 46. NORTHEAST WIND 10 - 15 MPH GUSTING TO 30 THEN DECREASING TO 10 LATE IN THE EVENING.

TOMORROW FOR MONO COUNTY: SUNNY. HIGH TEMPERATURES RANGING FROM 76 - 86 AND EVENING LOWS 38 - 48. NORTHEAST WIND 10 MPH BECOMING LIGHT.

NOTE: DENNIS' FORECAST ORIGINATES FROM THE FORT INDEPENDENCE EPA METEOROLOGICAL STATION AND IS FOR A SPECIFIC AREA AND TIME FRAME.



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