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Weather Forecast 09.18.06

Postby dmatt » Mon Sep 18, 2006 8:09 am

Owens Valley & High Sierra Forecast
Fort Independence EPA Met Station
EPA Site No: 06-027-1028
0815 PDT 18 Sep 2006

All:

Short Term…High pressure will continue to ridge over our area today, producing a mild warming trend and generally clear skies. On Tuesday, a weak upper level trough will pass to our north and an upper level low will remain over Point Conception. This will result in varying amounts of high clouds and breezy conditions. Winds should be below advisory levels in the Owens Valley on Tuesday. For the Owens Valley today, we can expect highs in the mid to upper 80s and lows tonight in the upper 40s. The High Country will see afternoon temps in the mid 50s and lows in the mid 30s. On Tuesday, winds will be in the 10 to 20 mph range for the Owens Valley with highs in the mid 80s. The High Country will see gusty conditions with winds 30 to 40 mph and highs in upper 40s. The Sierra Crest may experience gusts of 60 mph on Tuesday.

Long Term…Wednesday through Friday will see reducing winds and clear skies. Highs in the Owens Valley will hover in the mid to upper 80 range and lows will be in the mid 40s. The High Country will have cool evenings in the mid 30s and warm days in the upper 50s.

Dennis Mattinson
Air Quality Specialist
Local Weather Forecast



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Postby Trailtrekker06 » Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:26 pm

Thanks Dennis!
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Postby dmatt » Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:28 pm

Trailtrekker06:

You are most welcome.

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Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:59 pm

Sat I was at Onion Valley. 26 deg at 7am. Not sure what temps were, but I wore a tank with a light shirt most of the day. At 12K I put my jacket on, only because we dropped our packs and went for the summit. Just the shirt would have been ok.

Sun I was at Cottonwood Lakes and started off with zip pants. After the first hour I unzipped. Wore shorts and a tank most of the day, put on a long sleeve shirt from ~12K. A little breezy at 12,800'

Thanks for the reports!
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Postby dmatt » Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:07 pm

Snow Nymph:

FYI: Aspendell got winds of 61 mph on Friday and the RAWS Station very close to Fort Independence got 73 mph. Ice pellets and high winds were reported to me on Friday at Russell/Carillion pass. Good choice going on Sat/Sun.

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Postby Trailtrekker06 » Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:29 pm

Dennis: were those winds in the forecast? I'm expecting to be in the Sierra all next week and am wondering how far in advance something like that can be forecast. Was it like that just in the valley? hmmm. I don't think I'd like to be at 12K in something like that. YIKES!
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Postby badfishgood » Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:42 pm

Thanks for the report Dennis.

Keep 'em coming.
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