Active pattern will continue through the 1st week of May with several weather systems affecting the Eastern Sierra
Friday April 29, 2016
Posted at 6:32 am by Howard
Although we will have a nice break in the weather today Friday the 29th, a strong for April, back door cold front will sweep through Eastern CA Saturday morning. The system will have a strong North/South gradient, especially within the front itself. Moderate north winds in north prone wind areas can be expected with light snowfall along with colder temperatures. Fisherman should be aware of the potential for rough waters on Crowley Lake for the opener….with wind waves potentially 2 to 3 feet over the lower half of the lake.
Snowfall accumulations will be in the 1 to 3 inch range over the upper elevations, with less than an inch over a 24 hour period in the Long Valley area.
See NWS Comments below:
A low pressure will bring gusty winds with west to northwest winds increasing later this afternoon. The winds will become stronger and shift to the north tonight as a cold front passes through about sunrise, with gusts up to 40 mph, mainly near and east of US-395, with Sierra Ridge gusts up to 70 mph. These winds will produce choppy conditions on area Lakes through Saturday, especially over Western NV and Mono County, as winds shift to the northeast during the day and only decrease slightly. Anyone planning activities on area lakes late today into Saturday should keep posted to the latest forecasts and consider alternate plans.
Point Forecast for Crowley Lake:
Weather Outlook for first week of May:
The cold front that sweeps through Mono County Saturday will be followed by a chilly air mass that lingers into Sunday. As daytime temps rise Sunday, the air mass will become unstable with the chance of showers and thunderstorms developing mainly in the afternoon and early evening hours. Not all areas will get rain or snow Sunday. Winds will be light on Sunday.
Monday and Tuesday will be fair with light breezes with highs in the mid to upper 60s.
The next storm will approach our area Thursday. This storm will have a strong for May, southern jet stream. Potentially, this will bring shower’s and thunderstorms with significant precipitation to the sierra. In that this is an outlook, check with the national weather services Forecast on that developing system for Thursday and Friday early next week as the Dweeb Report will possibly not update until May 9th.
Dr Howard and the Dweebs………………………..:-)