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FORECAST 26-NOV-08

Postby dmatt » Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:09 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

WEDNESDAY, 26-NOV-08, 7:01

THE UPPER LEVEL LOW CONTINUES TO MEANDER THROUGH OUR AREA GIVING THE VALLEYS NEEDED RAIN AND THE UPPER ELEVATIONS LIGHT SNOW. THIS MORNING, THE ALABAMA HILLS REPORTED 0.75 OF AN INCH AND OTHER LOCATIONS RANGED FROM 0.50 OF AN INCH TO TRACE AMOUNTS. ALSO, LIGHT SNOW WAS FALLING IN MAMMOTH AND OTHER MONO COUNTY LOCATIONS. I STILL EXPECT SOME 5 - 10 INCHES OF NEW SNOW IN THE UPPER ELEVATIONS. FOR THOSE OF YOU TRAVELING FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY TODAY, YOU SHOULD CARRY CHAINS IN AREAS LIKE HWY 395 THROUGH CROWLEY, MAMMOTH AND BRIDGEPORT. A FLASH FOOD WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE AREA AROUND INDEPENDENCE WHERE THE INYO COMPLEX FIRE BURNED LAST JULY. ADDITIONAL IMPULSES WILL ROTATE THROUGH OUR AREA TODAY AND LINGER INTO TONIGHT. THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY IS POSSIBLE AS WELL. SNOW LEVELS WILL LOWER TO 6,500 FEET THROUGH OUT THE DAY AND EVENING IN THE HIGH COUNTRY, SO A WINTER STORM WATCH WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT THROUGH TODAY. THANKSGIVING DAY WILL SEE THE LOW MOVING EAST WITH LINGERING SHOWERS IN SOME LOCATIONS. AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL THEN BUILD IN THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND INTO DECEMBER FIRST WITH MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES AND DRY WEATHER.

FOR THE OWENS VALLEY:

TODAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES WITH RAIN. HIGH TEMPERATURES AROUND 55. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 MPH.
TONIGHT: MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30% CHANCE OF SHOWERS. OVERNIGHT LOWS IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 MPH.
THURSDAY: PARTLY SUNNY. DAYTIME HIGHS AROUND 58. NORTHEAST WIND 6 MPH.
THURSDAY NIGHT: PARTLY CLOUDY. EVENING LOWS NEAR 31. NORTHWEST WIND 6 MPH.

FOR THE TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES:

TODAY: CLOUDY WITH SNOW. DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURES AROUND 36. EAST WIND 5 MPH.
TONIGHT: CLOUDY WITH AN 80% CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. EVENING LOWS AROUND 28. SOUTH WIND 5 MPH.
THURSDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20% CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURES AROUND 38. NORTH WIND 5 MPH.
THURSDAY NIGHT: MOSTLY CLOUDY. EVENING LOWS NEAR 24. NORTH WIND 5 MPH.

FOR THE REST OF MONO COUNTY:

TODAY: CLOUDY WITH SNOW AND RAIN. HIGHS RANGING FROM 39 - 49. LIGHT WINDS.
TONIGHT: CLOUDY WITH RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY BECOMING SCATTERED LATER IN THE EVENING. LOWS FROM 19 TO 29. SOUTH WIND 10 - 15 MPH.
THURSDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. HIGH TEMPERATURES RANGING FROM 43 - 53. LIGHT WIND.
THURSDAY NIGHT: PARTLY CLOUDY. OVERNIGHT LOWS FROM 18 - 28. LIGHT WINDS.

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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