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FORECAST 05-MAR-09

Postby dmatt » Thu Mar 05, 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

THURSDAY, 05-MAR-09, MORNING REPORT

SEASONAL TEMPERATURES TODAY WITH GRADUALLY INCREASING CLOUDS AS A WEAK UPSTREAM KICKER SLIDES THROUGH THE AREA TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY. WEATHER IMPACTS WITH THIS SYSTEM, FOR THE MOST PART, SHOULD BE MINIMAL WITH ONLY A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE OWENS VALLEY AND ABOUT A 40% CHANCE OF SCATTERED SNOW FOR MAMMOTH AND JUNE LAKES. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY SEES DRIER CONDITIONS WITH PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES THROUGH OUT THE REGION AS A RIDGE BUILDS IN. TEMPERATURES WILL WARM UP A BIT AS WELL. THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY FOR THE HIGH COUNTRY AS A NORTHERLY TRENDING INSIDE SLIDER MOVES BY.

A STORM NOTE HERE AS REPORTED ON TV-33 YESTERDAY, MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN RECEIVED FOUR FEET OF NEW SNOW IN THE FIRST FOUR DAYS OF MARCH AND HAS NOW TOTALED SOME 418 INCHES OF SNOW, TOPPING THE YEARLY AVERAGE OF 400 INCHES.
FOR THE OWENS VALLEY:

TODAY: MAINLY SUNNY SKIES. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. WINDS SW 4- 7 MPH.
TONIGHT: PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. WINDS W 5 MPH.
FRIDAY: A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS EARLY THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. WINDS NW 5 - 15 MPH.
FRIDAY NIGHT: A FEW CLOUDS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. WINDS NW 6 MPH.

FOR MAMMOTH AND JUNE LAKES:

TODAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH FLURRIES AND SCATTERED SNOW. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S. WINDS W 7 MPH.
TONIGHT: MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH 30% CHANCE OF SCATTERED SNOW. LOWS IN THE MID TEENS. WINDS W 15 MPH.
FRIDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30% CHANCE OF SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S. WINDS W 15 MPH.
FRIDAY NIGHT: MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30% CHANCE OF ISOLATED SNOW THEN CLEARING. LOWS IN THE LOWER TEENS. WINDS S @ 10 MPH.

FOR THE REST OF MONO COUNTY:

TODAY: SOME RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH OUT THE DAY. HIGHS 33 - 43. WINDS SW 10 MPH.
TONIGHT: 30% CHANCE OF SCATTERED FLURRIES AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 11 - 21. WINDS W 10 - 15 MPH.
FRIDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. HIGHS 32 - 42. WINDS NW @ 10 - 15 MPH.
FRIDAY NIGHT: A FEW CLOUDS OVERHEAD WITH SCATTERED SNOW. LOWS 7 - 17. WINDS NW @ 10 - 15 MPH G 25.

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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