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FORECAST 11-FEB-09

Postby dmatt » Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:48 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, 11-FEB-09, 7:03

AN UPPER LOW WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH INLAND TODAY AND TONIGHT, SPREADING LIGHT SNOW ACROSS THE UPPER ELEVATIONS AND A CHANCE OF RAIN/SNOW THROUGH THE OWENS VALLEY. MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN HAS PICKED UP 6 INCHES OF NEW SNOW EARLY THIS MORNING AND JUNE MOUNTAIN 4 INCHES. TIMING ISSUES STILL REMAIN, BUT THE PROGRESSIVE STORM PATTERN THROUGH MID NEXT WEEK STILL LOOKS ON TRACK. THERE WILL BE A BRIEF BREAK ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON UNDER SHORTWAVE RIDGING THEN ANOTHER SYSTEM ROLLS THROUGH ON FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY. THIS SYSTEM LOOKS SIMILAR TO TODAY'S WITH MODERATE PRECIPITATING EXPECTED. THEN ON SUNDAY A WETTER SYSTEM BARRELS THROUGH LOWERING SNOW LEVELS ACROSS THE AREA. THEN BY NEXT TUESDAY A POTENTIALLY WETTER STORM IS PROGGED TO MOVE THROUGH THE AREA INTO WEDNESDAY. THE TRACK OF EACH OF THESE STORMS IS CRITICAL TO DETERMINING THE AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION THAT WILL FALL, SO STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES.

A QUICK NOTE HERE FROM SUE BURAK, SNOW SURVEY ASSOCIATES IN MAMMOTH LAKES, SHE SAYS THERE HAVE BEEN "NUMEROUS SMALL RECENT (24HOURS) AVALANCHES IN THE NORTH LAKE AREA, WITH TWO OF THE LARGEST SLIDES AT ABOUT 10K FEET.

FOR THE OWENS VALLEY:

TODAY: PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES WITH A 20% CHANCE OF RAIN . HIGHS AROUND 49. NORTHWEST WIND 6 MPH.
TONIGHT: MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40% CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 26. NORTHWEST WIND 6 MPH.
THURSDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30% CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. HIGHS AROUND 48. NORTHWEST WIND 5 - 9 MPH.
THURSDAY NIGHT: CLOUDY WITH LOWS AROUND 24. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 - 6 MPH.

FOR MAMMOTH AND JUNE LAKES:

TODAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. HIGHS AROUND 28. SOUTHWEST WIND 15 MPH GUSTING TO 25.
TONIGHT: CLOUDY WITH SNOW. LOWS AROUND 18. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 - 10 MPH.
THURSDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30% CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. HIGHS NEAR 29. WEST WIND 5 MPH.
THURSDAY NIGHT: CLOUDY SKIES. EVENING LOWS NEAR 14. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 MPH.

FOR THE REST OF MONO COUNTY:

TODAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. HIGHS 31 - 41. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 - 15 MPH GUSTING TO 35. RIDGE GUSTS TO 65.
TONIGHT: MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SNOW LIKELY. LOWS 13 - 23. WEST WIND 10 - 15 MPH.
THURSDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. HIGHS 31 - 41. WEST WIND 10 MPH.
THURSDAY NIGHT: CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 3 - 13. SOUTHWEST 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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