Archive for March, 2012

Nice couple of Storms Headed into the High Country Beginning Tonight…..the Wednesday System Should bring a good 6 to 8 inches by Wednesday PM and the weekend storm another foot…….

Tuesday Night:

New guidence a bit drier, CRFC a bit over done…..still some 6 to 8 inches possible by Later Wednesday on Mammoth Mtn.

Orographics in play. There is not a lot of snow, making its way past Mammoth Mountain but some 2 to 4 inches is certainly possible in town….

 

Will update in the morning…..

 

Yes….bring it on!!!! If not for the Skiers and Borders then certainly for the Bear Cubs in the Mammoth area who are looking at little in the way of food if we do not get much more Snowfall! The latest CRFC QPF is now in the 1.00 to 1.5 range between Huntington Lake and Yosemite!

More later…….:-)

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Upper Low Now Over Great Basin Will Move To The Rockies As Southern Branch of Westerlies Brings More Unsettled Weather to the High Country this Week….

As the current system tracks off to the ENE an active southern branch of the westerlies will move into California. Although the main area of the richest precipitation will be to the north of Mammoth Lakes. Light amounts of snowfall will aid to freshen up the snow pack from time to time with the next shot of precip to bring some 3 to 6 inches over the higher elevations late Tuesday into Wednesday. This looks to be a pretty windy system Tuesday night.  This mornings models show a west to east upper flow this week which will be better for orographics here in the Mammoth area.

California Rivers Forecast Center gives Yosemite .53 hundreds between Tuesday night through early Thursday Am. With orographics, that could be a good 4 to 6 inches for the upper elevations of Mammoth Mountain. Thicknesses will lower to 552Dm with the freezing level down to 8K. Expect a snow level at about 6000, feet on Wednesday. 

The next upstream system is expected over the weekend…….

 

The Dweeber……………………………….:-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Disclaimer: I have been a hobbyist meteorologist for over 30 years here in the Mammoth area and I do this for my personal enjoyment. The National Weather Service saves lives every day . . . I do not. When making important planning decisions please use information provided by the National Weather Service as they are the most knowledgeable and accurate information source available today.

Upper Trof to Split with Southern Center to Swing Through Southern Ca Sunday/Ngt….Snow to Wrap Back Into Mammoth Sunday Afternoon into Monday AM

Quick Sunday Am Update:

Snow developing by late morning here in Mammoth with snow likely this afternoon into the evening hours…

2 to 5 inches expected by Monday morning in town and 4 to as much as 8 inches over the upper elevations….

Chance of snow showers Monday Am.

The outlook next week is unsettled with periods of snow showers most days….

Saturday Morning Update:

Not much has changed in the overall forecast for precipitation other than to push back the main snowfall to Sunday night/Monday AM.

The upper trof will split into two centers with the Southern Low Center the one to be responsible for the majority of Mammoth’s precip as it swings through Southern Ca Sunday into Monday AM.

“Late Sunday afternoon into early Monday”, appears to be the best time for snowfall for Mammoth. However, we could start getting some flurries or showers anytime Saturday afternoon or night.  No measurable precipitation is expected until Sunday AM at the earliest.   Amounts still look good with somewhere between .5 and 1.0 inches of precip in the form of snowfall….. so between 5 and 10 inches of snow is possible on Mammoth Mountain By Monday PM.

 

The Dweeber…..

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Reference Glossary of Weather Terms
Disclaimer: I have been a hobbyist meteorologist for over 30 years here in the Mammoth area and I do this for my personal enjoyment. The National Weather Service saves lives every day . . . I do not. When making important planning decisions please use information provided by the National Weather Service as they are the most knowledgeable and accurate information source available today.