Mammoth Mt Picked up 3 to over 4 feet of powder, Storm Total….Snow Showers Today…..Next Storm Mid Week
Saturday February 26, 2011
Posted at 8:21 am by Howard
Chilly this morning….5 degrees at the main lodge, 9 degrees at the village where the Dweebs measures 33 inches of cold dry powder storm total. Current analysis shows the upper 500mb center near the bay area and is progged to drop SE past Paso Robles by 4:00 pm today. At the same time….the upper low at 700mb is expected to track from the central valley very close to the Sierra Foothills. Light up slope may begin occurring after noon into the early evening hours. I do not expect much more than a scant to an inch or two today in town. Possibly 1 to 3 inches on Mammoth Mtn. Sensibly, it will be very cold today. The 500mb/1000mb thickness pool is over head with thicknesses at or below 522dn with 700mb temps about -16C (3F) today. Highs today will remain in the mid teens in town with single digits on Mammoth Mt. Dress Warmly….good day for a neck gator.
Winds: Pretty light since we essentially near the eye of the storm. Breezes this morning are about 10 mph on the lower Mountain and gusts to 20MPH are expected over the crest. Winds will pick up about mid afternoon out of the north as the upper flow backs around from the same direction. Up slope snow showers are expected this afternoon and into this evening. Short wave ridging will move in Sunday with moderating temps….
Overall…this storm ended up everything the Dweebs expected with some of the greatest powder on earth today. Get it fast and while the powder lasts on Mammoth Mt!
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