Zonal Flow Across The Pacific…..Unsettled WX to continue next 5 days…..
Tuesday April 19, 2011
Posted at 8:38 am by Howard
With the upper jet entering the west coast between 38 and 40 north, and no blocking in the Eastern Pacific, the current unsettled pattern looks likely to continue until further notice. Periods of showers, wind and below normal temps are the call more on than off through early next week. However, today Tuesday there will be a break with lots sunshine followed by increasing clouds this afternoon. Expect today’s high temps in town in the low 50s and lows in the 20s and low 30s. Expect light winds at 8000 feet today with moderate winds over the upper elevations….. Tomorrow, the Dweebs expect rain/snow by afternoon with the snow level above 8000 feet.
Current wind conditions at 8:35am……The Crest was gusting to 45mph.
Outlook: Snow showers possible Thursday morning with high-temps on Thursday in the 40s. There could be 2 to 4 inches of fresh snow Wednesday night into Thursday am on Mammoth Mtn.
The Dweebs are very interested to see what happens during May. As, if this pattern lingers well into May that would be quite unusual for La Nina Winters here in the Central Ca/Eastern Sierra.
Dr Howard and the Dweebs………………………………………….:-)
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