In the wake of Last Nights Thunder…..It will be a drier day Sunday….then warmer Monday into next week…Expect above normal temps for the high country….
Sunday August 5, 2012
Posted at 10:40 am by Howard
Nice light show last night. Some light rain showers as well with a total of .09 here at Mammothweather.com. Blusa was cut short unfortunately….
There was quite a bit of drying in the mid levels after midnight . However, dew-points at the surface still in the 30s, so a few isolated TSRW’s are possible this afternoon. These will definetly be diurnal in nature so campers do not need to worry here in Mammoth about getting wet after sunset. Looking at the NWS radar at 10:30 Sunday morning, it was evident that showers and thunder have developed over Western NV, well east of Mammoth Lakes. The storms are moving north then NW just to the east of Reno, NV. The back edge of the wave that came through last night is currently along the CA/ORG boarder…..again drying is under way in the air mass over Southern Mono County. So only a few isolated Thunder storms are expected if that.
The models have come into agreement that the upper high over the Texas panhandle this morning will retrograde west this up coming week to a position near the Utah/NV border by Thursday. Thus….It will get hot again over Eastern Ca and very warm here in Mammoth with highs moving back into the low 80s as early as Tuesday/Wed then mid to possibly upper 80s by Thursday. Isolated mainly high based thunderstorms will develop again by mid week with the possibility of wetter storms later in the week with in increase in aerial coverage. Stay tuned……we have a lot of heat and thunder to come yet!!
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