Storm Now Winding Down….Mammoth Mountain Picks Up…Up to Two Feet of Fresh Powder…..Skiing and Boarding At Its Best Again!!
Friday March 8, 2013
Posted at 6:37 pm by Howard
As of 6:15 PM…snow showers were in progress with some light NNW flow. The main upper low was moving into Arizona while a secondary short wave associated with the trailing upper jet was headed down the coast and effecting mainly the Southern Sierra and Mojave Desert.. At the same time, the upper trof was progressing east out of California.
The storm did all that was expected on Mammoth Mt, although some folks would have liked a bit more snow to push around.. Except for another few inches possible over night……This one is pretty much over…
By Saturday PM skies will be in a clearing mode and a rather strong upper ridge will build into the west coast bringing Ca some of the warmest weather of the year. High desert will get into the upper 70s by Thursday. Here in Mammoth…upper 50s or 60?
The MJO is expected to continue its east ward trek through the Western Pacific. The sub tropical jet will try to make a run for the west coast later in the week. At the same time, the polar jet will be active over the pacific northwest. It may be that the Pacific North West will be in for quite the wet spell after mid week…with a link to the tropics. An atmospheric event is certainly possible. For the time being the Central Sierra looks to escape the drama…….
Dr Howard and the Dweebs…………………………….:-)