Overall Pattern Looks Dry for Mammoth with Little Snowfall East of the Crest for Friday/Night……….
Tuesday November 8, 2011
Posted at 1:39 pm by Howard
Overall….this pattern for Mammoth is a lot to do about nothing….. The upper flow is strongly split out in the eastern pacific and the next system will spread its wrath upon the folks in So-Cal like the last one. Only this time this storm looks wetter for them. Yea this is a La Nina winter. However, as you can see, there is lots that happen in a winter like this. The MJO is still active and will be moving into a position more favorable for our area later next week.
For the time being…..The global models for Mammoth show a nice few days ahead, followed by mainly a coastal storm Friday into Friday night that will spread heavy rain over the central coast…then south to San Diego. However, very light snowfall is expected along the Eastern Slopes of the Sierra and for Mammoth as well. At this time I am not looking for much more then a few inches here at most. Southern Ca will get clobbered along the coastal plain.
The next upstream system for Sunday is an inside slider type storm so expect some wind and maybe some flurries, maybe not. Otherwise it looks pretty dry for the weekend at this time. Check back later… This is a changing situation as the models having a hard time with the weekend forecast..
Dr Howard and the Dweebs………………………:-)
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