SMALL LITTLE SYSTEM TO BRING LIGHT AMOUNTS OF SNOWFALL TO MAMMOTH SUNDAY…..WESTERN EDGE OF ARCTIC AIR MASS INVADES EASTERN CA TUESDAY…..MODELS STILL HINTING AT LARGE SCALE CHANGES 2ND WEEK OF FEBRUARY
Saturday January 29, 2011
Posted at 10:07 am by Howard
A quick update for my fellow Dweebs this morning….
Small weakening upper low off the pacific north west coast still on track to bring the Sierra a bit of snowfall Sunday. The GFS updated track takes the upper center a wee bit further north of southern California…..however, the main vort center still drives south down the coast. The Dweebs still holding on to yesterdays forecast of 3 to 5 inches at the village and between 5 and 8 inches on Mammoth Mt. Winds will be moderate with this system over the upper elevations.
The biggest emphasis is on temperatures next week. The western edge of an Arctic air mass will invade the Great Basin Tuesday next week. The system looks pretty dry for Eastern Ca which means that snowfall if any will be pretty scanty. The ECMWF is the most aggressive in bringing the cold air furthest west. Will update Sunday on the cold airs track for Tuesday.
Dr Howard and the Dweebs………………….:-)
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