Mid-Winter Dry Spells the Norm…Not the Unusual….Weather to Remain Dry Another Week……
Friday January 18, 2013
Posted at 9:24 am by Howard
Quick Update Saturday AM:
It was another cold one in the Bridgeport Valley with Bryant Field checking in with a bone chillin -17F at 7:00am. Highs were in the teens yesterday…..
The High temperature yesterday reached 46 degrees at the Village at Mammoth. The low this morning at the Village was 18F, while in the lower elevations of town 9F.
Mono Lake is shrouded in Ice Fog like days before. More of the same is in store for your area with some hope of a break about Wednesday/Ngt. Better odds of flushing the cold out next weekend as a pacific storm blows in, bringing wind and some snowfall for the high country.
The pattern of Ridge in the West and a Trof in the east looks like it may come to an end; or at least for a period of time, later next week as the big eastern trof is forecasted to move out over the Atlantic…opening up the wave length enough to allow a trof to come into California. The ECMWF paints 1.8 inches of QPF near the Crest of Mammoth MT the weekend ending the 26th, while the GFS is a lot drier with the same storm. At least it looks like we will have a reprieve from the current stagnant pattern that is keeping Bridgeport so cold…..along with many eastern sierra valley locations by the following weekend.
Dr Howard and the Dweebs………………………:-)
Lots of worried folks and rumors flying about the end of Winter. From a statistical point of view, the link below will show data to the contrary. Here is a graph that Jan Null, a retired National Weather Service forecaster had recently updated, that shows that Mid Winter Dry Spells are the Norm…Not the Unusual.
Jan is currently a respected, Certified Consulting Meteorologist living in the Bay Area.
The current forecast keeps the ridge in place through the middle of next week.
For Mammoth Lakes, expect Highs in the mid 40s with lows in the teens and 20s.
Light winds in town with Air Quality Restrictions this holiday weekend.
Next MJO update next Tuesday: