Snow Continues to Fall in the Mammoth High Country…..a foot of new in the Village at 10:00am……Ski Patrol 600 inch benchmark likely achieved…..
Thursday April 7, 2011
Posted at 10:29 am by Howard
Another excellent powder producing system is bringing amounts in excess of a foot and a half over the crest today. The surface front was located over Death Valley at 8:00am with a strong deformation zone at 9:30am located on a line from Monterrey to Tahoe. The main cold pool was centered along and over the northern Ca coastline driving SE.
As mentioned yesterday, there will be a good period of upslope beginning after midnight tonight through Friday evening as the 700mb low now near the Oregon/NV border drops into N/Central Ca after Midnight tonight. By 18z Friday it is located over the Southern San Joaquin Valley spending the afternoon there before kicking east into southern NV Saturday Am. (Good Upslope Pattern For Mammoth..especially Friday PM)
At the Moment…the QPF is not anything to write home about for Friday and Friday Night….well see.
Fair WX by Sunday before weak dampening system brings some showers Sunday night into Monday.
Still Watching to see what the middle of April will bring from next large storm. Will it effect Mammoth or will it be mostly to our north?????
At the moment, the GFS has the upper jet over Northern Ca while the ECMWF with its operational and ensembles keeping it even further to the north. This is not real encourging for a signifacant snow producing storm for mid month………Stay Tuned!!
Dr Howard and the Dweebs…………………………….:-)
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