Mammoth Mt exceeds 500 inches….next target, the notorious 600 inch winter!
Tuesday March 22, 2011
Posted at 8:19 am by Howard
What a winter! The last 3 days dumped another 5 to 8 feet on Mammoth Mountain and over three feet in the Village. Today is a break before three more system try to tally up a 600 hundred inch winter! HPC has a 6.3 inch QPF bulls-eye just west of Mammoth by Sunday morning. 6 inches over the crest at 12:1 ratio is 72 inches. We need about 84 inches so it may take one more storm beyond the weekend.
This mornings 12z WRF 500mb ht has three systems; the first storm is in the moderate class with up to a foot possible near the village by late Wednesday night. The next system is much stronger and will bring another period of heavy snow beginning about mid afternoon Thursday through Friday mid morning. The following system for Saturday is more of a northwest slider and may not be as potent as either the first or the second. There after, the storm track will shift back to the north during the first week of April with northwest sliders more typical of Spring. Cold….windy, showery systems next week.
Dr Howard and the Dweebs………………………………:-)
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