1st Winter Storm Watch for Mono County Friday Night for 6 to 12 inches of snow in the Town of Mammoth….Expect between a 12 to 18 inches over the Crest.
Thursday October 30, 2014
Posted at 10:33 am by Howard
Thursday 12:00 Noon:
Latest HPC guidance has finally picked up better on the split with more energy in the southern Branch as compared to last Tuesday. WSFO RNO doing a good Job!
Could see a foot in the Slopes by Saturday…..and about 18 inches over the higher elevations….
From this morning:
One last day of warm weather this month before the Snow begins to fly by All Hallows Eve. At 1730Z a strong upper early season Trof was crossing 140west while the active front was moving east through 130west. Models have been remarkably consistent in splitting this trough off the OR/CA border early Friday morning with the main energy headed toward South Central California. I just hope it does not split any more than Progged as that would put more energy into Southern CA. Not that Southern CA does not need the rain, but snowfall in the Central and Southern Sierra benefits both of us.
Expect upwards to about 15 inches of snowfall on Mammoth Mt and between 5 to 10 inches in Town by Saturday. Precipitation will begin in the form of either rain or Snow/Rain mix in town during the afternoon. The freezing level will fall all night and so it should be snowing by evening with the heaviest snowfall about midnight through Sunrise Saturday. By Saturday AM…….Residents will awaken to a Winter Wonderland in Mammoth Lakes…. Saturday should be snow showery with a few inches possible. Sunday will be PC, Cool and dry.
The Outlook calls for a gradual warming trend next week with a chance of showers by the end of next week….temperatures will rise back to the low 60s by Thursday.
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Dr Howard and the Dweebs…………………..:-)