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FORECAST 13-FEB-09

Postby dmatt » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:12 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, 13-FEB-09, 7:04

A FAST MOVING STORM WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA TODAY AND TONIGHT, BRINGING MODERATE SNOW TO THE UPPER ELEVATIONS AND POSSIBLE RAIN OR LIGHT SNOW TO THE VALLEYS. THAT SYSTEM EXITS BY SATURDAY MORNING FOLLOWED BY WEAK SHORTWAVE RIDGING. THUS DRIER CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY MORNING FOR THE OWENS VALLEY, WHILE THE HIGH COUNTRY STILL MAY EXPERIENCE SOME LINGERING SHOWER ACTIVITY. THEN THE NEXT SYSTEM BEGINS TO MOVE THROUGH LATER SUNDAY INTO MONDAY. THIS SYSTEM STILL SEEMS TO HAVE A GOOD MOISTURE TAP, SO THE EXPECTATION IS FOR ABOUT 18 TO 36 INCHES OF NEW SNOW OVER THE CREST. THE BEST CHANCE FOR PRECIPITATION WILL BE ON MONDAY. THE STORM MOVES EAST LATER ON TUESDAY WITH LINGERING MOISTURE IN THE HIGH COUNTRY REMAINING ON WEDNESDAY. UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MOST OF NEXT WEEK.

CURRENTLY THE PM-10 READING IS 13.13 UG/M3 WHICH MEANS THE AIR QUALITY IS GOOD.

FOR THE OWENS VALLEY:

TODAY: VARIABLE CLOUDS WITH RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS POSSIBLE. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 MPH.
TONIGHT: MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50% CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. SOUTH WIND 6 MPH.
SATURDAY: INTERVALS OF CLOUDS AND SUNSHINE. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. NORTHEAST WIND 6 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT: PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20% CHANCE OF RAIN LATE. LOWS AROUND 25. NORTHEAST WIND 8 MPH.

FOR MAMMOTH AND JUNE LAKES:

TODAY: CLOUDY WITH SNOW. HIGHS AROUND 24. SOUTH WIND 10 - 15 MPH GUSTING TO 25.
TONIGHT: CLOUDY WITH A 70% CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 16. WEST WIND 5 - 10 MPH.
SATURDAY: BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SNOW SHOWERS TAPERING OFF. HIGHS NEAR 26. SOUTH WIND 10 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT: BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50% CHANCE OF SNOW. EVENING LOWS NEAR 14. SOUTH WIND 15 MPH GUSTING TO 25.

FOR THE REST OF MONO COUNTY:

TODAY: CLOUDY WITH SNOW. HIGHS 30 - 40. SOUTH WIND 10 -20 MPH GUSTING TO 30.
TONIGHT: VARIABLE CLOUDS WITH SCATTERED SNOW. LOWS 1 - 11. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 - 15 MPH.
SATURDAY: SCATTERED SNOW WITH PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES. HIGHS 24 - 34. SOUTH WIND 10 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT: CLOUDY WITH SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS 1 - 11. SOUTH WIND 10 - 20 MPH GUSTING TO 40. RIDGE GUSTS TO 85.

THIS IS DENNIS MATTINSON AND HAVE A GREAT VALENTINES DAY AND A SNOW DO IT WEEKEND.

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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