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FORECAST 04-JUN-09

Postby dmatt » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:22 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, 04-JUN-09, MORNING REPORT

QUITE AN AMAZING JUNE WEATHER DAY YESTERDAY IN THE EASTERN SIERRA, AS LIGHT SNOW FELL ALL ALONG THE THE CREST (AT ABOUT 8,500 FEET LEVEL AND UP) FROM OLANCHA PEAK THROUGH MAMMOTH & JUNE LAKES AND BEYOND. THE WHITE AND INYOS ALSO RECEIVED THEIR SHARE OF THE WHITE STUFF. JUST AS AMAZING, LIGHT RAIN FELL STEADILY IN MANY PARTS OF THE OWENS VALLEY, WELL INTO THE EVENING. SOME RAIN FALL TOTALS ARE AS FOLLOWS: ALABAMA HILLS 1/2 INCH, INDEPENDENCE 1/3 INCH, BISHOP 1/3 INCH AND LEE VINING ABOUT 1/4 INCH. TEMPERATURES WERE ALSO UNUSUAL AS MANY OWENS VALLEY LOCATIONS RECORDED THE LOW 50S IN THE EARLY AFTERNOON, WELL BELOW OUR SEASONAL JUNE NORM OF THE UPPER 80S. WHATS ALSO INTERESTING, THE HUMIDITY LEVELS FOR JUNE ARE USUALLY IN THE LOW TEENS, BUT YESTERDAY THE HUMIDITY WAS RUNNING AT 93%. THIS IS ALL COURTESY OF A LARGE PACIFIC LOW STALLED OF THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST WHICH PICKED A SLUG OF SUB-TROPICAL MOISTURE AND SLUNG IT OUR WAY. SO FOR TODAY AND THE REST OF THE WEEK, THAT LOW WILL CONTINUE TO REMAIN STATIONARY TODAY THEN BEGIN TO MOVE INLAND ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. THIS WILL PRODUCE BREEZY TO WINDY CONDITIONS, COOL TEMPERATURES AND AN ON-GOING CHANCE OF TSTMS OVER THE MOUNTAINS. SNOW SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE HIGH COUNTRY, DOWN TO 8,500 FEET, FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY. RIGHT NOW IT LOOKS LIKE TROUGHINESS WILL PERSIST OVER OUR AREA INTO THE MID PART OF NEXT WEEK. STAY TUNED FOR THOSE UPDATES.

FOR THE OWENS VALLEY:

TODAY: ISOLATED SHOWERS & THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. WINDS SE 10 - 20 MPH G 30.
THIS EVENING: PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20% CHANCE OF SHOWERS & THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. WINDS SE 10 -15 MPH.
FRIDAY: A 40% CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. WINDS NW 5 - 10 MPH.
FRIDAY EVENING: A 40% CHANCE OF SCATTERED SHOWERS & THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. WINDS NW 3 - 8 MPH.

FOR THE MAMMOTH LAKES AREA:

TODAY: A 40% CHANCE OF SHOWERS & TSTMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. WINDS S 10 - 15 MPH.
THIS EVENING: CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. WINDS SW 5 - 15 MPH.
FRIDAY: CLOUDY WITH RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 60%. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. WINDS SW 5 - 15 MPH G 25.
FRIDAY EVENING: A 50% CHANCE OF SCATTERED RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 30S. WINDS SW 10 - 15 MPH G 25.

FOR MONO COUNTY:

TODAY: BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS & THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS 59 - 69. PM WINDS SW 10 - 20 MPH G 35.
THIS EVENING: SCATTERED SHOWERS & THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS 33 - 43. WINDS SW 10 - 15 MPH G 35.
FRIDAY: NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS. SNOW SHOWERS DOWN TO 8,500 FEET. HIGHS 52 - 62. WINDS SW 10 -15 MPH.
FRIDAY EVENING: MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS & THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 32 - 42. WINDS SW 10 - 15 MPH.

NOTE: DENNIS' FORECAST ORIGINATES FROM THE FORT INDEPENDENCE EPA METEOROLOGICAL AND PM-10 MONITORING STATION. BECAUSE WEATHER CONDITIONS VARY GREATLY FROM LOCATION TO LOCATION IN THE EASTERN SIERRA, THIS FORECAST MAY NOT BE TOTALLY ACCURATE FOR YOUR AREA.



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