Windy Weather To Return Later Today and Tonight as Cold Core Upper Low Desends Into California….Skiers to get Nice Closing Weekend Present With Several inches of Freshies Possible Over the Upper Elevations Friday Through Saturday….Warmer Weather Returning by the Holiday….
Thursday May 24, 2012
Posted at 8:58 am by Howard
Thursday PM Update:
18z run has come in a little drier. So 2 to 4 inches seems more reasonable at this time. Again a lot will depend upon how fast this system moves out of Ca Saturday.
Winds picking up in town now….
5:00PM winds at KMMH 25mph gusting to 45mph
Old Mammoth west 25mph gusts to 35 MPH
Top of Ol Wholly 50MPH gusting to 70mph out of the SW
Some light snow developing Friday into Saturday still look good.
From This AM:
Nothing has changed from the past several days other then to emphasize that a lot of the precip will occur after the front comes through Midday Friday….
The Dweebs like the way this system spins up to a 543DM upper Low at 500MB over the next 24 hours over Northern Ca. This is Certainly impressive for a system in late May. In that the upper low will be slow to leave the State of California over the weekend….lingering well into Saturday, Skiers and Borders may get lucky with the possibility that some 3 to 5 inches that may fall over the upper elevations by Saturday night. A nice gift from mother nature for the last two days of the holiday and to finish off the year.
At the moment we are expecting an inch or two in town Friday.
Expect the possibility of a hard freeze over the weekend for the high country……Bring your green’s in if you can by Friday.
Friday will be the coldest day with highs in the upper 30s in town.
High temps at 10,000 feet will be in the 20s on Friday.
Next week looks sunny and warmer with highs returning to the 70s by Tuesday or Wednesday………………..
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