Beautiful Weather Now Through Friday With a Little Warming….Then Little Temperature Change Untill Next Weekend….
Saturday April 28, 2012
Posted at 10:55 am by Howard
A light NW flow pattern will continue through Tuesday with a little warming in the high country. High temps will remain in the 60s at resort levels now and low 70s at Lake Crowley in the afternoon. Spring skiing will resume with freeze/thaw conditions and corn snow redeveloping.
Retrogression of the long wave high will occur mid week as some minor trofing develops off the west coast into next weekend. The upper jet will push back into the pacific northwest next weekend bringing showers to that area. However…height rises may actually occur over Central Ca as southwest flow returns to the high country. So, although it may be breezy, it may actually get a bit warmer just prior to the weekend.
Longer range continue to be dry for the Mammoth.
Longest range still shows the possibility of near or record high temps for Central California The middle of May…….
IE 70s in Mammoth possibly the 1st 100s of the season for Bishop, Ca.
a. The 1st ever recorded 100 degree temp for Bishop occured 5-18-1954
On a climate scale, the pacific SST’s continues to remain in the negative phase of the PDO. Based upon history, negative SSTAs along the Ca coast usually are not conducive to prolonged Summer hot spells in California. However the further east you go over the CONUS the hotter it will get. The Midwest will probably have quite the hot Summer because of the wavelength.
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