4:00 PM Update Indecates Developing Active Front With Better Snow Fall Potential
Friday May 27, 2011
Posted at 8:41 am by Howard
Latest QPF now bumps up snowfall here in the eastern sierra. Weather Front looking juicer and some early am travel problems possible for those visitors that did not bring chains…..
Expect 2 to as much as 4 inches of snowfall in town by 11:00am Sunday.
As it Falls:
up to an inch by 11:00pm; 1 to 2 inches by 5:00am; another inch possible by 11:00 am
Mammoth Mountain may get up to 7 inches by Mid Morning.
FROM 9:00AM Saturday:
Expect another in a series of northeastern pacific upper lows to descend toward the west coast carving out a long wave trof in the mean that will set up more westward then earlier thought a few days ago. This change in the pattern will result in a better chance of snow showers for the high country as well as stronger cooling….Saturday into Sunday. Expect another reinforcing digging trof to effect our region the second half of next week.
This will all result in well below normal temps for Mammoth Lakes over the next 7 days.
The freezing levels for Mammoth will be:
Today Friday 11,500
Sunday 8,200 (Snowlevel)> 6000 in the morning
QPF is in the .10 to .15 range
The forecast is for Breezy weather through the weekend with snow showers developing Saturday evening then into Sunday morning. There could be just a dusting or up to an inch or two. Sunday’s high will be in the low 40s with winds chills below freezing.
Dr Howard and the Dweebs………………………:-)
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