5 inches of new fell on Mammoth Mt over night…..expect snow showers today
Sunday May 29, 2011
Posted at 10:03 am by Howard
It was a wild and windy one last night……snow fall totals were 2 to 4 inches in town while Ski Patrol reported 5 inches on the pillow at 9000feet.
The center of the upper low was moving from Bodie, Ca into Nevada late this morning….tracking South East. Expect some wrap around showers today but do not expect a lot of accumulation. An inch or so max….
However it will remain quite breezy over the upper elevations and with Highs in the 20s on the hill it will feel wintery!
Outlook and Discussion:
The mean 5 to 7 day 500MB long wave pattern will be one of retrogression and wavelength adjustment across the Conus as a strong trof remains anchored along the west coast. Short wave energy will again approach California Monday night and Tuesday with short wave energy initiating strong gust winds, possible showers Wednesday afternoon and evening and much cooler then normal temps. The following system for the next weekend may become the cut-off low earlier discussed.
Dr Howard and the Dweebs……………………..:-)
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