Periods of Snow Today above 8000 feet with the Snow Level lowering to 7000 Over night…..Snowshowers Sunday…..and possibly some Monday…
Saturday November 17, 2012
Posted at 8:51 am by Howard
Reports from Mammoth Mt indicate storm totals so far about 8 to 10 inches at Main Lodge and about a foot above McCoy.
Upper elevations should get another foot+ over the next 24 hours….
In that the snow level will remain about 7800 to 8000 through 4:00pm…only the upper elevations of Town will have amounts in the 3 to 5 inches range today. The cold front currently is still off the California coast and will move inland late this afternoon. By 4:00am Sunday it is expected to be near highway 50 south of Tahoe while a wave forms along the front southwestward. The front is expected to move very slowly south from there and basically dissipate over Mono County during the day Sunday as the upper level support pushes off to the east. The Cold front will drop the snow level down to between 7000 and 6500 feet by Sunday. However by Sunday, most of the precip will be over. Accumulation’s of snow will be light over the lower elevations of town by Sunday morning with a few inches. At Elevations above 8000 expect about 5 to 7 inches by Sunday AM.
As mean height rises occur over the far west…then next system will bottom out further north. So the Tuesday night, Wednesday system is expected to bring just wind and some light snow or show showers. There will be lots of clouds next week but little in the way of precipitation. No travel problems are expected for the Thanksgiving Day Holiday. Town of Mammoth temps for Thanksgiving will be in the upper 40s to low 50s with night time lows in the 20s. As soon as our air mass dries out, temperatures will get colder. When that happens Mammoth Mountain will resume snow making in many areas of the mountain. However, the Top of the mountain has been opened and will be open for the Holiday weekend. We are off to a great start for the winter of 2012-2013!!!!!!
Dr Howard and the Dweebs…………………….:-)