Above Normal Temperatures Arrive In Eastern California Today With A Chance Of Thunder By Sunday…..Mammoth is set for its first string of 80+ degree days beginning today!
Friday July 1, 2011
Posted at 7:44 am by Howard
The mean upper high over Texas and Oklahoma is forecast to expand westward during the next 5 days. As it does several things will happen:
1. It will get really hot across the desert regions of California and very warm here at resort levels. (low to mid 80s in Mammoth and June)
2. Lower surface pressures will begin to draw up a little moisture from old Mexico, juicing 700mb levels to our south.
a. This will begin the process of convection each day with isolated showers and thunderstorms over/east of the crest. The Dweebs refer to this a passive juicing as parcels of air get lifted and accumulate over a period of days in the mid levels. (Note, the Dweebs do not expect this to be a classic monsoon pattern yet…however the long range models are trending that way toward mid July as a HT 500; 594dm sets up over Utah.
b. The Mono Zephyr will begin to converge with southerly flow from up the Owens Valley, with forcing (surface convergence in the usual areas) (IE Sherwin Grade to Bodie Hills)
3. The heated deserts will increase sea breezes forcing more air over the anomalously cold waters off the California coast (-PDO) with more June Gloom in July.
All in all it is really Summer now here in the Eastern Sierra as we have just had out last gasp of Winter on Wednesday!
Let the Summer Fun Begin!!! If you have not planted yet in the high country….go now and plant!
Dr Howard and the Dweebs…………………………:-)
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