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FORECAST 02-OCT-08

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FORECAST 02-OCT-08

Postby dmatt » Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:23 am

FORECAST FOR THE OWENS VALLEY, MAMMOTH AND MONO COUNTY
PROVIDED BY DENNIS MATTINSON
EASTERN SIERRA WEATHER FORECASTER
KSRW 92.5 / 96.5 FM AND TV-33

THURSDAY, 02-OCT-08, 7:06 AM

A MID LEVEL CLOUD DECK MOVED IN LAST NIGHT AND KEEP TEMPERATURES IN MOST AREAS ON THE MILD SIDE. A WEAK DISTRUBANCE IS CURRENTLY OFF THE WEST COAST AND ITS MAIN AFFECT ON US WILL BE TO BREAK DOWN THE BIG RIDGE CENTERED THERE AND BRING IN SOME COOLER TEMPERATURES TODAY. THEN LATE FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT A STRONG EARLY OCTOBER STORM WILL BARREL ACROSS OUR AREA. THIS WILL BRING WITH IT MUCH COOLER TEMPS ALONG WITH RAIN IN THE VALLEYS AND SNOW IN THE HIGH COUNTRY. THE SNOW LEVEL WILL DROP DOWN AS LOW AS 8,000 FEET IN SOME AREAS WITH SNOW ACCUMULATIONS AS MUCH AS 12 INCHES OR MORE OVER THE CREST. WINDS WILL PICK UP TODAY, BUT THE STRONGEST WILL BE ON FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT WITH GUSTS TO 80 MPH OVER THE CREST. THIS SYSTEM SHOULD EXIT OUR AREA SUNDAY INTO MONDAY WITH TEMPERATURES WARMING UP SLOWLY.

TODAY FOR THE OWENS VALLEY: PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE NEAR 86 FOLLOWED BY OVERNIGHT LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 - 15 MPH GUSTING TO 20 IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY FOR THE OWENS VALLEY: MOSTLY SUNNY BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. 30% CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE NEAR 80 AND OVERNIGHT LOWS AROUND 44. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 - 15 MPH.

TODAY FOR THE TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES: PARTLY SUNNY BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE NEAR 61 AND EVENING LOWS AROUND 41. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 - 15 MPH GUSTING TO 25.

FRIDAY FOR THE TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES: PARTLY SUNNY BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY AND BREEZY. 60% CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SN0W LEVEL LOWERING TO 8,000 FEET. DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE AROUND 60 AND EVENING LOWS NEAR 39. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 - 20 MPH GUSTING TO 40.

TODAY FOR MONO COUNTY: PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES AND BREEZY. CHANCE OF ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. HIGH DAYTIME TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM 66 - 77 AND EVENING LOWS 34 - 44. SOUTHWEST WIND 15 - 25 MPH GUSTING TO 35 WITH RIDGE TOP GUSTS TO 50.

FRIDAY FOR MONO COUNTY: MOSTLY CLOUDY AND WINDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE EVENING THEN A 60 % CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM 62 - 73 AND OVERNIGHT LOWS 33 - 43. SOUTHWEST WIND 20 - 30 MPH GUSTING TO 45 WITH RIDGE TOP GUSTS TO 80.

NOTE: DENNIS' FORECAST ORIGINATES FROM THE FORT INDEPENDENCE EPA METEOROLOGICAL STATION. BECAUSE WEATHER CONDITIONS VARY GREATLY FROM LOCATION TO LOCATION IN THE EASTERN SIERRA, THIS FORECAST IS FOR A SPECIFIC AREA AND TIME FRAME.



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