More snow showers on tap for Thursday/Ngt….then the on again off again unsettled weather makes an exit by the middle of next week with Spring Thaw conditions insight prior to the following weekend….However, the last Week of April looks stormy again…..

Typical unsettled Spring Weather will continue with nice days interlaced with days offering snow showers.   Thursday afternoon and evening will offer some snow showers as well as late Sunday Night through Tuesday. Amounts will be light on Mammoth Mt with 5 day totals of a few inches. Another weather system Monday night into Tuesday may offer a bit more..

 

The upper jet over the Eastern Pacific is seasonally choppy now, coming at us out of the NW. That normally noes not offer much in the way of precip during any season. Being April, it offers even less.   It usually brings windy periods with shots of either light snowfall or snow showers. This is our typical April nuisance weather. It a nuisance, as most of us are over the winter snow now, and anxious for the snow to be gone from town, so we can get to our gardening, clean up and eventually enjoy the warmer and longer days.  The Eastern Pacific Ridge is parked out 140 West in the ECMWF 5 day means.  It progresses to the west coast during the 2nd half of next week.  That will bring some serious run off to the high country into that following weekend. Temperatures look to go above normal the second half of next week.  Don’t put those jackets away quite yet, longer range climate models show another unsettled week during the last week of April.  The Dweebs will keep you posted later, to fine tune that outlook with more detail…..

 

Dr Howard and the Dweebs……………:-)

Changes ongoing over the Western Hemisphere will deliver more wind than anything else….Some rain possible in town by Early Tuesday AM….followed by Snow Showers Tuesday….Thursday and Friday…Blustery Weather at Resort Levels expected Thursday night and Friday….followed by much calmer Weekend…

Our upper air Alaskan High has broken down in the mean and low pressure is developing in its place as the EPO teleconnection switches Positive…..The transition spells out a windy period for the high country as the last in the series of western progressive trofs come through Tuesday. This will lend to a Springtime Great Basin Low that will develop Thursday  afternoon into Friday night…..Cold Blustery showery weather will result for Friday….Although the weekend looks pretty nice…  Do not expect much snowfall from these systems other than a few inches up on Mammoth Mt. All in all, maybe 3 to 5 inches from the two weather systems by Friday night over the crest.   A dusting in town is possible beginning Tuesday and again Thursday night through Friday night.  No major storms in sight!

 

For the Owens Valley, the travel will become very difficult if not hazardous for high profile vehicles by Tuesday mid morning (9:00)AM) to 2:00 AM Wednesday, as well as many areas of Central and Southern Nevada…..Southeastern California as well.  Travelers in these areas should pay close attention to NWS forecasts for the next few days.  Strong Gusty Northerly winds will develop over the Valley during the Mid Morning hours….

Alaskan blocking pattern still keeping CA unsettled with no end in sight…..light to moderate snow producing systems likely to continue through mid April….

April 5th

Fridays weather system continues to weaken as it lifts to the NE.  Amounts of snowfall will be very light with little accumulation.  Mammoth will have a bit cooler weakend than what was forecasted but certainly milder than past days.  Highs will climb into the low to mid 50 while lows at night in the 20s,  then 30s later in the weekend.

Pattern still favorites unsettled weather with more showers later monday and into following Thursday.  On a bright note, for the fisher folks…Lake Crowley is just beginning to break up.  The Dweebs are expecting the entire lake to be open for the fishing opener later in the month.

Dr Howard and the Dweebs…………:-)

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it is becoming the Winter that would not end in the high country as a parade of low pressure systems head for the Sierra. Wednesday and Sunday seem to be the nicest days of the week.  The quantitative precipitation outlook shows up to another 15 to 20 inches of snow possibly falling on Mammoth mt this week.

The next WX system is bringing a band of showers to northern CA at the moment. The band will slowly move south into our area later this afternoon.  The snow level will rise to 9000 feet tonight so it will be mostly rain in town.   Cooler air arrives tomorrow morning bringing the possibility of 1 to 3 inches to the town.  Some 4 to 8 inches is possible on Mammoth  Mt.  Next system Thursday then stronger system Friday night into Saturday.