Smokey skies to give way early Saturday afternoon to clearing as a Strong Trof for late August ushers in strong gusty SW winds and cooler temps….
Friday August 28, 2015
Posted at 11:29 am by Howard
Today Friday we had southerly flow which brought smoke north from the Rough Fire into Mammoth Lakes.
A strong for August upper trof and cold front will drive though the Eastern Sierra Saturday. Once the stronger winds develop Saturday, smoke for the Rough Fire should become shunted more to our south crossing the Owens Valley into western NV. More WSW flow is expected Sunday. This still keeps much of the smoke to our south.
Of note…the Pattern out over the North Pacific is anomalously strong for late August and should continue right on into September as Hurricanes and Typhoons phase with the westerlies in either a constructive or destructive manner. The large-scale long wave Trof developing of the Pacific NW will reload and grow stronger next week bringing another round of strong winds during the 2nd half of next week. Back packers stay tuned on that one for the end of the week…….. Daytime highs will cool to upper 60s and low 70s at resort areas with nighttime lows in the 30s in some areas Sunday night. The smoke forecast longer range has a lot to do with how contained the rough fire becomes over the weekend. Saturdays forecast looks pretty windy with gusts to 55MPH in the windiest areas. Blowing dust advisory is out for travelers on Saturday.
Of note…..it will be snowing in the British Columbia Coastal Mts…..next week….