Just a quick update this morning…

No real changes accept to slow the progress of main trofs exit early next week into Tuesday. The models have been very persistent in the early timing.  So…here we go…..

Expect sunny skies today with light winds. Highs in the mid 50s with winds on the increase this evening becoming moderate by midnight…then gusts to 50 mph Thursday through Friday. There will not be much temperature change until the 1st front moves in later Friday.  By Friday, highs will cool to the 40s in town.

Snowfall will occur at about the 6500 foot level Friday night and by Saturday morning there will be about 2 to 3 inches in town and about 3 to 6 inches over the upper elevations. Snowfall will become heavier Saturday and into that night with Blizzard conditions possible along the highway 395 corridor.  Travel maybe treacherous along the highway 395 corridor north to Reno.  Snowfall should taper off early Sunday. However, snowfall is likely all weekend, and on and off into Tuesday next week.    Snowfall ratios will begin at about 10:1 then increase to near 20:1 by the time the Arctic air gets into the region later Saturday.  As far as the 550-1000mb Thickness….The magic 540Dm thickness isohyet is located just south of Mammoth by 00z Sunday with further thickness falls down to 528Dm by 12z Monday.  Tallies could be some 2 to 3 feet over the upper elevations by Monday morning with a foot or two near the village.  Before the main upper trof exits, a cold Arctic born inside slider will put the icing on the cake Tuesday. Milder weather will develop toward Thanksgiving day with an even milder weekend! Another storm looks possible the first week of December………………….

Dr Howard and the Dweebs…………………………………:-)

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