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FORECAST 16-JAN-09

Postby dmatt » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:41 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, 16-JAN-09, 7:04

THE MAIN WEATHER STORY IS THE STRONG RIDGE ALONG THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST. THIS WILL GIVE US GREAT WINTER WEATHER WITH ON-GOING ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES TODAY. ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, THAT RIDGE BEGINS TO SHIFT IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION INLAND, BRINGING A FEW MORE DEGREES OF COOLING TO THE AREA. THE RIDGE WILL BE HARD TO DISLODGE SO DRY WEATHER WILL PREVAIL THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND INTO TUESDAY. BY WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY, A WEAK UPSTREAM TROUGH IN THE EASTERN PACIFIC TRIES TO MOVE ON TO THE CALIFORNIA COAST. THIS WILL BRING AN INCREASE IN THE CLOUDS AND ONLY A VERY SLIGHT CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION. AT THIS TIME, I REALLY DON'T SEE MUCH IN THE WAY OF RAIN OR SNOW WITH THIS SYSTEM. WE WILL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE HOW ALL THIS PANS OUT, SO STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES.

FOR THE OWENS VALLEY:

TODAY: SUNNY SKIES WITH HIGHS NEAR 69. NORTHWEST WIND 3 - 7 MPH.
TONIGHT: CLEAR SKIES WITH LOWS AROUND 30. NORTHWEST WIND 5 - 7 MPH.
SATURDAY: SUNNY WITH HIGHS AROUND 66. NORTHWEST WIND 6 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT: CLEAR WITH EVENING LOWS NEAR 32. NORTHWEST WIND LIGHT.

FOR THE TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES:

TODAY: SUNNY BLUE SKIES WITH HIGHS AROUND 48. NORTHEAST WIND 5 MPH.
TONIGHT: MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES. LOWS AROUND 23. WEST WIND 5 MPH.
SATURDAY: SUNNY. HIGHS NEAR 47. WEST WIND 5 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT: MOSTLY CLEAR WITH EVENING LOWS NEAR 24. WEST WIND 5 MPH.

FOR THE REST OF MONO COUNTY:

TODAY: SUNNY. HIGHS 46 - 56. NORTHWEST WIND 10 MPH.
TONIGHT: CLEAR. LOWS 11 - 21. LIGHT WINDS.
SATURDAY: MOSTLY SUNNY WITH HIGHS 44 - 55. WEST WIND 10 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT: CLEAR WITH LOWS 13 - 23. NORTHWEST WIND 10 MPH.

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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