Cold Upper Low over CA today will bring gusty winds and a band of light snow through Mono County later this afternoon into this Evening….Unsettled weather to continue through Wednesday then fair and warmer Thursday through the weekend….
Monday March 28, 2016
Posted at 9:14 am by Howard
SST are really cooling along the west coast south to Pt. Conception as EL Nino Fades…
This means that coastal sections from Northern Ca south to Southern CA will have much more of a June Gloom season over the next few years…..
Tuesday PM; Longer Range Update:
From the briefing from the Climatic Prediction Center late this AM…They liked the GFS version of the MJO Phase Space currently strengthening a bit in Phase 8 and 1. The MJO will add a bit of life to ENSO by constructively interfering to the ailing El Nino which is weakening rapidly now. The SOI is -14 so there is still suppressed convection over the Maritime Continent. Once the current MJO moves through….El Nino will probably crash. The CPC expects EL Nino to be, below the threshold by the end of May. So during this upcoming month of April is El Nino Last Gasp, in its ability to modulate the westerlies through the East Pac. It appears that we may have one more Eastern Extension of the EAJ during the latter part of week 2 and the 3rd week of April. This maybe our last chance for a significant storm or two this season from an inter-seasonal and climatic point of view. . The chance is for LA as well…..
A cold upper low is spinning up over Northern CA this AM and will slide SE through the Central Sierra later today bringing light snow and blustery cold weather. Highs today at 8000 ft will peak out in the upper 30s early then plummet down into the low 20s later this afternoon…. Being that the upper level system is developing over land, little moisture is associated with it and the moisture band will diminish as it moves south today….Southern Mono county is expecting 4 to 7 inches with highest amounts in the coldest air over the sierra crest.
The Long Wave Trof will continue over the far west through Tuesday, then become stretched out with a portion of it ejecting through the Mid West Wednesday night while the back portion of it hangs back over Southern CA into Thursday AM. This will give Mammoth a strong easterly flow aloft which will affect mainly the sierra crest Thursday AM with gusty easterly winds…. By Thursday night the remains of the upper trof is over the Desert SW and Northern MX, while the highly amplified ridge off shore builds bodily into CA. The result of this ridge will promote above normal temps for the upcoming weekend with highs in Mammoth in the low 60s and near 80 in Bishop for the first weekend of April.
Solar Cycle 24-25
Not much has been mentioned here at Mammothweather.com about Solar in a while. The Sun completed it solar cycle 24 peak with a double peak in early 2014. At the moment, the solar cycle is crashing toward a solar minimum. What is most interesting is that this solar minimum is theorized to coincide with back to back small cycles for a Grand Minimum. One that has not happened in “about” 200 years. The next solar cycle 25 is expected to be an even smaller cycle than the current cycle 24. Deep solar minimum’s are thought by some scientist’s to coincide with minor global cooling, and wetter weather in the west. One reason for this is the coincidence of increased seismic activity and volcanism. It is a known that with enough volcanic aerosols shot up into the stratosphere, and in the right geographical locations, global cooing can occur. (Opine) As a side note, this has nothing to do with Anthropological Global Warming other than to possibly pause it for a while.