More Snow On The Way For Mammoth!
Monday December 27, 2010
Posted at 9:35 am by Howard
Just a quick update the morning….
It looks like a fine day to be up on the hill… Light winds and partly cloudy skies Temperature’s will be in the lower 30s today on Mammoth Mountain.
The next storm is looking good..
The current Gulf of Alaskan upper low will push southeast and open into a Trof as it encounters a moist deep layered westerly flow from beyond the Hawaiian Islands. So the pump will be primed ahead of the modified Arctic Air that will follow from Western Canada.
Tuesday night and early Wednesday look prime time for moderate to heavy snowfall here in the Mammoth area. As compared to the last storm, which did not have a orographic component…this one will.
Additionally snow levels will plummet Wednesday afternoon and evening and so a nice shot of powery snow will follow with the cold front later in the day and into Wednesday night.
Again….the initial part of the storm will be wet with higher moisture content…however it will be followed by dryer snowfall……
A good two feet is likely on the hill with lesser amounts in town…..
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