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FORECAST 31-OCT-08

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FORECAST 31-OCT-08

Postby dmatt » Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:44 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

FRIDAY, 31-OCT-08, 7:05 AM

OUR FORECAST IS ON TRACK TO BRING SERIES OF SHORTWAVES THROUGH CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AND INTO OUR AREA THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THE FIRST HAS ALREADY PUSHED THROUGH THIS MORNING BRINGING STRONG WINDS AND SCATTERED RAIN TO THE OWENS VALLEY, MONO COUNTY AND MAMMOTH WITH LIGHT SNOW TO THE UPPER ELEVATIONS OF THE SIERRA. SNOW LEVEL WILL REMAIN HIGH, ABOVE 9,000 TODAY. THEN THERE WILL BE A LITTLE BREAK IN THE ACTION TONIGHT. ANOTHER STRONGER SYSTEM WILL BRING COOLER AIR AND HAMMER OUR AREA SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY. THIS ONE HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR SOME REAL SNOW IN THE UPPER ELEVATIONS AND RAIN IN THE VALLEYS. THE BULK OF THE PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR SATURDAY EVENING INTO SUNDAY WITH 2 - 4 FEET ABOVE 9,000 FEET POSSIBLE, LOWERING DOWN TO 7,500 FEET BY SUNDAY MORNING. A WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE UPPER ELEVATIONS OF THE SIERRA FOR SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. COOL TEMPERATURES AND A FEW MORE SHORTWAVES PASSING THROUGH ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE HIGH COUNTY, THEN DRY WEATHER BY THE MID TO LATTER PART OF NEXT WEEK.

TODAY FOR THE OWENS VALLEY: MOSTLY CLOUDY AND WINDY WITH A 30% CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE AROUND 70 FOLLOWED BY OVERNIGHT LOWS IN THE LOW 40S. SOUTH WIND 5 - 15 MPH GUSTING TO 25.

SATURDAY FOR THE OWENS VALLEY: MOSTLY CLOUDY AND CONTINUED WINDY WITH A 30% CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE AROUND 68 AND OVERNIGHT LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTH WIND 5 - 15 MPH GUSTING TO 22.

TODAY FOR THE TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES: CLOUDY AND WINDY WITH RAIN DURING THE DAY TURNING TO A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW LATTER IN THE EVENING. SNOW LEVEL + 9,000 FEET TONIGHT. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 90% DURING THE DAY, DECREASING TO 40% THIS EVENING. DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE AROUND 49 AND EVENING LOWS AROUND 34. SOUTH WIND 15 - 20 MPH GUSTING TO 40.

SATURDAY FOR THE TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES: CLOUDY, BREEZY WITH RAIN AND SNOW. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70% DURING THE DAY AND 100% BY THE EVENING. SNOW LEVEL 9,000 FEET LOWERING TO 7,500 FEET DURING THE NIGHT. DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE AROUND 44 AND EVENING LOWS NEAR 32. SOUTH WIND 15 - 20 GUSTING TO 35 MPH .

TODAY FOR MONO COUNTY: MOSTLY CLOUDY AND BREEZY WITH A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW. CHANCE OF PRECIPT 40%. SNOW LEVEL 9,000 FEET. HIGH DAYTIME TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM 52 - 62 AND EVENING LOWS 28 - 38. SOUTH WIND 15 - 20 MPH INCREASING TO 20 - 30 GUSTING TO 45 WITH RIDGE TOP GUSTS TO 85.

SATURDAY FOR MONO COUNTY: WINDY AND MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION IS 70%. SNOW LEVEL 9,000 FEET DURING THE DAY LOWERING TO 7,500 FEET AT NIGHT. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM 50 - 60 AND OVERNIGHT LOWS 24 - 34. SOUTH WIND 15 - 25 MPH GUSTING TO 50. RIDGE GUSTS TO 90.

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 SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.



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