It’s Official December is the wettest month of all since 1970

The wettest month based upon inches of snow….not water content!

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Its Official……Wettest December On Mammoth Mt On Record!

It’s 6:15am Wednesday morning and I can not help but see the snow piling up in my back yard! It over my windows and everywhere! Another two feet has fallen over night and it is still snowing heavily. Even after the Nine feet that fell a week earlier and the settling that took place, it is back up again to record heights! The forecast? Another foot today!

As of 6:15AM Mammoth Mountain has picked up another 27 inches over night at the Main Lodge. That means that December is 205 inches for the month so far with the old record at 140 inches set back in 1972. The season total with Oct and Nov stands at a whopping 299 inches. Again we are expecting another 3 to 7 inches today!

The main subtropical Juice Band associated with the first front will be shifting through the area the next few hours,  and so the snowfall should become a bit lighter.  That will be followed by an Arctic front with much colder air coming through late this afternoon. There will be a period of strong wind associated with the Arctic front mid afternoon with potential white out conditions….. I do hope that we do not have any additional power outages.

Updating….


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Reference Glossary of Weather Terms
Disclaimer: I have been a hobbyist meteorologist for over 30 years here in the Mammoth area and I do this for my personal enjoyment. The National Weather Service saves lives every day . . . I do not. When making important planning decisions please use information provided by the National Weather Service as they are the most knowledgeable and accurate information source available today.

More Snow On The Way For Mammoth!

Just a quick update the morning….


It looks like a fine day to be up on the hill…  Light winds and partly cloudy skies Temperature’s will be in the lower 30s today on Mammoth Mountain.


The next storm is looking good..

The current Gulf of Alaskan upper low will push southeast and open into a Trof as it encounters a moist deep layered westerly flow from beyond the Hawaiian Islands. So the pump will be primed ahead of the modified Arctic Air that will follow from Western Canada.

Tuesday night and early Wednesday look prime time for moderate to heavy snowfall here in the Mammoth area. As compared to the last storm, which did not have a orographic component…this one will.

Additionally snow levels will plummet Wednesday afternoon and evening and so a nice shot of powery snow will follow with the cold front later in the day and into Wednesday night.

Again….the initial part of the storm will be wet with higher moisture content…however it will be followed by dryer snowfall……


A good two feet is likely on the hill with lesser amounts in town…..


The Dweeber……………………:-)

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Reference Glossary of Weather Terms
Disclaimer: I have been a hobbyist meteorologist for over 30 years here in the Mammoth area and I do this for my personal enjoyment. The National Weather Service saves lives every day . . . I do not. When making important planning decisions please use information provided by the National Weather Service as they are the most knowledgeable and accurate information source available today.