Mammoth Mt Breaks 41 year snowfall record this weekend……Weather pattern to ridge up by midweek….winds to begin calming down by Tuesday…..Spring will be in the air this week…..
Sunday March 27, 2011
Posted at 11:17 am by Howard
March has been quite a month. Not quite as wet as December 2010, but not since the miracle March of 1991 have we had so much snowfall in March! As of this writing the Dweebs are still waiting for the tally from Ski Patrol to see how much snow is on the plot for the month…..and how close are we to 600 inches??? Have we reached that milestone? Or….are we inches from it. Go to http://patrol.mammothmountain.com/MMSA-SnowSummary70-Current.htm later today for the results!
Upper HT 300 Jet now over Oregon will take the jump to the north into Canada by Tuesday night in response to strong eastern pacific ridging pushing in from the west. By Thursday, the upper ridge is sitting over the state of Ca. In the meantime, we will still feel the effects of two remaining short waves. The first is effecting Mammoth at the moment with gusty winds and some snow-shower activity. The other just some clouds and breezes Monday/Ngt. Highs now are in the 40s in town but will rise into the 50s by mid week, and possibly into the low 60s by Thursday. At 8000 feet, lows at night will be in the teens and 20s then rising into the upper 20 and low 30s by Thursday/Friday.
The upper ridge is progressive and will break down and shift east Friday into Saturday. The weather “maybe” unsetteled next weekend. Beyond that time frame, during Week 2, there is some suggestion of the return of more unsettleld WX later that following week. However, as noted in the past, that longer range model skill during April will increasingly suffer as we head into the warmer time of the year.
Next update April 3rd………………Adios!
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