Snowfall on the Mountain Up To 9 inches at the Main Lodge….6 Inches Near The Village….More inThe Way….
Sunday January 30, 2011
Posted at 10:09 am by Howard
12:55pm update at the Bottom:
Interesting little system. Nice small compact front came through pretty quick this morning bringing some 5 inches of snow to the Village and 8 inches in a very quick period. Mammoth Mt actually picked up close to 6 inches within an hour.
With the Front through…..the Storm is showery now. The new 12z WRF has the system tracking a bit more to the south east then south southeast. Although we have probably seen the lions share, there is some good vertical motion developing over the San Joaquin Valley evidenced by the 4km IR, that has yet to swing through the Eastern Sierra. The National Weather service has bumped up the Snowfall amounts for Mammoth above 7000 feet between 6 and 12 inches and up to 16 inches over the crest. Nice!
The Storm should be over for the most part by the late afternoon with a few lingering snow showers tonight. Tomorrow with be breezy chilly and dry with highs in the 20s and then colder Tuesday into Wednesday. Night time lows in the single digits and teens….Looks like another dry week with fresh packed powder!
Latest radar returns show most of the action has slipped south and on the west side of the Sierra. Looks like were pretty much done now.
Weather Service Forecast Office RNO has reversed it’s 9:30am update and reverted to 3:30am snowfall forecast for the Town at now at 3 to 7 inches total.
The Dweebs think we are pretty much done excluding as stray few showers…
Snowfall total……about 6 inches near the village and 11 to 15 inches at the Main Lodge and Mammoth Crest.
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