INSIDE SLIDER TO BRING SNOWSHOWERS WEDNESDAY AND COLDER TEMPS

“INSIDE SLIDER TO BRING REINFORCING SHOT OF COLD TO THE HIGH COUNTRY WEDNESDAY WITH GUSTY WINDS AND SNOW SHOWERS….POSSIBLE WEAK MONO LAKE EFFECT SNOW FOR LEE VINING WEDNESDAY NIGHT…THEN WEEKEND OUTLOOK IS FAIR AND DRY WITH SEASONAL TEMPS”

LITTLE CHANGE TO FORECAST OTHER THEN TO DRY THE SYSTEM OUT EVEN FURTHER ACCORDING TO THE LATEST QPF FROM RFC. THE SYSTEM LOOKS TO TRACK A BIT FURTHER TO THE EAST. SOME SNOW SHOWERS POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY WITH A TRACE POSSIBLE

IT WILL BE WINDY OVER THE CREST…..QUITE BREEZY FOR JUNE LAKE. EXPECT NORTHEAST FLOW DEVELOPING LATE WEDNESDAY PM…..THERE IS A CHANCE OF SOME LIGHT MONO LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THE EARLY THURSDAY MORNING. THIS CAN EFFECT AREAS LIKE LEE VINING AND AT TIMES JUNE LAKE.

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN IS CURRENTLY REPORTING A 13 TO 30 INCH BASE.

DR HOWARD AND THE DWEEBS………………….:-)

STORM SYSTEM LEFT MODERATE AMOUNTS OF SNOWFALL IN MAMMOTH

THE PACIFIC STORM THAT MOVED THROUGH THE EASTERN SIERRA BROUGHT THE FIRST GOOD SHOT OF SNOWFALL FOR THE TOWN OF MAMMOTH. AMOUNTS UP TO 7 INCHES FELL AT THE VILLAGE AND UP TO A FOOT AT THE BASE LODGE WITH POSSIBLY AS MUCH AS 18 INCHES OVER THE CREST AS MAMMOTH PASS REPORTED 1.67 INCHES. THIS IS ALL JUST IN TIME FOR THE OPENER ON THE 11TH. IT’S COLD NOW AND MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN WILL ADD TO THE BASE DAY AND NIGHT WITH MAN MADE SNOW.


TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY


LATEST 12Z GFS AND WRF ARE BRINGING IN ANOTHER SHORT WAVE WEDNESDAY. THE TRAJECTORY SUGGESTS THAT JUST SHOWERS WILL FALL AS IT MOVES MAINLY SOUTH AND WEST OF THE CENTRAL SIERRA. AN INCH OR TWO IS POSSIBLE AT THIS TIME. ANOTHER REINFORCING SHOT OF COLD AIR WILL KEEP THE SNOW GUNS HAPPY WEDNESDAY. AFTER A BUMP UP INTO THE 40S TUESDAY….TEMPS WILL DROP INTO THE IN THE 30S AGAIN MUCH LIKE TODAY WEDNESDAY.


THE REST OF THE WEAK AND BEYOND…………………


AMPLIFICATION OF THE EASTERN SIERRA RIDGE WILL TAKE PLACE TOWARD THE WEEKEND AT ABOUT 140 WEST. SHORT WAVE ENERGY WILL DROP SSE OUT OF WESTERN CANADA TOWARD THE NORTHERN ROCKIES WITH THE MAIN FOCUS FOR PRECIPITATION EAST OF THE DIVIDE.

THIS IS A DRY PATTERN FOR THE EASTERN SIERRA THURSDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND. TEMPS WILL RISE TOWARD 50 BY THE WEEKEND.


THERE AFTER…..

THE 6 TO 10 DAY AND 8 TO 14 DAY MEAN HEIGHTS AT HT 500 SHOW THE EASTERN PACIFIC RIDGE REMAINING BETWEEN 140 AND 135 EAST.

THIS SHOULD KEEP THE PATTERN DRY THROUGH MID MONTH. WITH TEMPERATURES TRENDING BACK INTO THE 50S NEXT WEEK AS THE EASTERN PACIFIC UPPER HIGH NUDGES A BIT CLOSER TO THE WEST COAST. AS LONG AS THE UPPER HIGH REMAINS WELL OFF SHORE AND THE UPPER FLOW REMAINS NORTH NORTH WESTERLY…. “SEVERE” INVERSIONS SHOULD NOT BE A PROBLEM FOR SNOW-MAKING. HOWEVER, SOME OF FANTASY OPERATIONAL MODEL RUNS  ARE PROGRESSING THE EASTERN PACIFIC HIGH INTO THE WEST COAST  ABOUT THE 19TH/20TH.

Winter Weather Advisories Hoisted for this Afternoon

THE COLDER TEMPS WITH THIS SYSTEM WILL ALLOW SOMEWHAT HIGHER SNOW TO WATER RATIOS….

15 TO 20 INCHES EXPECTED OVER THE CREST NOW WITH
5 TO 10 INCHES AT THE VILLAGE BY MORNING…..
4 INCHES ALONG THE 395 CORRIDOR
MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATER THIS AFTERNOON ABOVE 7500 FEET FOR SOUTHERN MONO COUNTY.
LIGHTER AMOUNTS EXPECTED DOWN TO 6000 FEET BY MID TO LATE EVENING

EXPECT CLOSURES TO TIOGA AND SONORA PASSES BY TONIGHT.

THE SNOW LEVEL WILL LOWER TO 7500 FEET BY 4:00PM  THIS AFTERNOON.

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS EXPECTED ALONG THE 395 CORRIDOR TONIGHT.

THE DWEEBER…………..:-)