Fair today with light winds…next round of warm air advection snowfall into the high county late Saturday night….
Friday March 4, 2011
Posted at 9:16 am by Howard
Quick update this morning to highlight that winds will be light today from top to bottom. High temps will range in the 40s in town with 30s over the higher elevations. A beautiful Late Winters Day!
The next round of precipitation has already left the Hawaiian Islands. Subtropical moisture will begin to move into Northern Ca early Saturday morning and then spread south though Central Ca During the Day reaching Mammoth By Late evening Saturday.
The QPF from CRFC is pretty skimpy through Sunday with up to .35 for upper elevations through Sunday night. With the Snow level about 7500 through Sunday, snow will not be much of an issue for the town and even over the upper elevations just a few inches 2 to 4 expected.
The cold front is expected to come through Monday morning just before Sunrise. So between Midnight Sunday and Noontime will be the best time for some moderate snowfall accumulations here in town. Some 3 to 5 inches possible here at the village is a good guess at this time with the possibility of about a foot on “Ol’ Woolly”. Will update Saturday morning for a better estimate.
So another in a series of light to moderate system is expected to bring an freshening of snowfall to the Eastern Sierra.
Here is this mornings guesstimates of the timing of storms into the Eastern Sierra the next few weeks. This is just from today’s operational GFS and is not totally reliable.
1. Thursday night the 10th
2. Saturday night into Sunday the 12th
4. Monday night the 14th
5. Wednesday the 16th
6. Thursday night the 17th
7. Saturday night the 19th into Sunday the 20th.
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