Cold Wet Storm Just What The Doc Ordered….18 Inches Of New At Main Lodge….An Estimated 2 to 3 Feet From McCoy Station Up…More Snow On The Way!!!!
Saturday January 21, 2012
Posted at 8:29 am by Howard
With the nose of a 150 knot jet on shore, a power house of a system pushed wind gauges to their max this morning…..gusts were reported to 144mph over the top of Mammoth Mt early this morning. Winds will gradually subside during the day as cold air advection continues. Some 6 to 12 inches has fallen in many of the residential sections of town. More snow is expected through about 10:00am this morning in showers then another inch or two possible this afternoon. Snowfall will end tonight into mid day Sunday. The next system is expected to be colder with QPF of 1.00 to 2.00 expected between 8000 and 11,000 ft. So another 6 to 10 inches in town and some 1 to 2 feet up on Ol Wholly. The storm will begin later Sunday with the peak early Monday morning…..
Altogether Mammoth MT may very well end up with 3 to 5 feet, over a 5 day period of storminess. By Tuesday, the storm track will shift north again and it will be time to wax-um up!
Expect fair weather by mid-week with highs in the 40s and lows in the teens and twenties.
The Long Range is dry for the time being as the GFS has a ridge at the end of the month and the ECMWF has a strong trof. Time will tell….
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