12:15PM Thursday


It’s not often that we get a strong Trof directly linked to the Polar Vortex over Hudson Bay. This actually happens Sunday Night into Monday as “CPK” Continental Polar Air gets pulled out of Central Canada and yanked westward, then SSE ward.  It will be cold Monday but not nearly as cold as Montana, the Pacific Northwest and the Northern Great Basin. Mammoth may struggle to get much above the low 20s Monday with nighttime lows in the single digits…..Some sensitive to cold water pipes in the area may be in Jeopardy next week.


Get used to Chilly Cold Weather….more often than not as a Long Wave Trof Set up over the Great Basin. Although milder temps are expected this weekend, a Cold Digging Upper Trof will Reload the long wave over the Great Basin early next week for temperature’s some 15 to 20 degree below normal Monday and Tuesday. That’s highs in the 20s in Mammoth this time of the year. Since the bulk of the Cold Air is to the east of us and not over the Ocean, this will be another storm highlighted by Wind..Light snowfall (1 to 6 inches),  and down right Cold days and Nights. Expect winds to pick up Sunday as the upper jet descends over Eastern CA Sunday Night…..  A long wave Trof is forecasted in the mean,  to remain over the Great Basin in the 6 to 10 day Outlook with the possibility of some retrogression by months end with an increase of retrogression the first week of March.  Climate models showing the possibility of a wet first week of March with snowfall in the high country.


Dr Howard and the Dweebs…………………:-)