“Mother of All Winters” working on 30 feet on Top of Old Woolly’….Over 28 Feet reported on the Upper Mountain…….Nice Break in Storm Cycles Ahead……
Saturday February 11, 2017
Posted at 6:47 am by Howard
Important points to be covering over the next 4 weeks:
- Mono County is officially out of the Drought. This is amazing to have happened in one water year!
- Madden Julian Oscillation is expected to reach historic proportions within the next week in phases 8-1. (This will jack start El Nino again)
Here are a few statements about where we are in the current water year and how the Southern and Central Sierra are doing,
I. Southern Sierra:
- The wettest winter for the southern sierra was the winter of 1969. It had an average of 56.3 inches of water for that wet season, averaged over 6 reporting sites. It is currently 227% of normal on February 12th. Currently, the Southern Sierra stands on par wise with the winter of 1969 to date.
- The wettest winter for the Central Sierra was the winter of 1983. That winter averaged 77.4 inches over 5 recording sites. As if February 12th, it is 230% of normal to date, currently well ahead of the winter of 1983 as of Feb 12th.
Enjoy the next few mile days with highs in the 40s….Next series of snow to begin Thursday. They will be colder overall.
I will update in my weather letter Thursday morning, in more detail about the net series and what to expect snaofall footage wise, for the Town and Mammmoth Mt.
Total Snowfall reported on Mammoth Mt….2.5 to 3 feet; In the Town of Mammoth, 12 to 20 inches… The forecast for Saturday calls for scattered snow showers with no more than a 1/2 an inch in town and an inch today on Mammoth Mt. Highs in town today will be near 31 and highs at 10,000 in the low 20s. It will be Sunny and warmer on Sunday.
There will be some light breezes in town today, with gusty NNE winds mainly above 10,000 increasing this afternoon in the 20 to 30 mph range with gusts to 45 MPH. Ridge tops will gust to 50 MPH…Again…Mainly this afternoon and over the upper elevations of Mammoth Mt. A warning trend is expected in the Town of Mammoth Monday through Wednesday with highs in the upper 40s and lows in the 20s. There will be gusty winds mainly confined to the “Sierra Crest” for the next few days out of the Northeast.
I will have a detailed forecast and outlook for next week, and a peak at the following week at the next series of storms, in my Weather Letter to subscribers only. http://data.mammothweather.com/landing/
Dr Howard and the Dweebs………………..:-)