Overall pattern is still highlighted by a “weak long wave trof” that hangs over California through the weekend. Heights and 500-1000mb Thicknesses will slowly climb and so will temps here in the high country this week and into the next. (Save) There is a benign short wave that bring some temporary cooling Friday night into Saturday. Both Thicknesses and Heights increase Sunday into Monday. By early next week a strong upper ridge builds over California and increases the likelihood that Mono County will experience somewhat above normal temperatures, beginning Tuesday through the end of next week. (Low to mid 70s at 8000 feet)

Afternoon Convection: 

In that we still have a weak long wave trof over California, there will be several impulses that will work with the strong day time heating of early June. Isolated convection, Virga and even a few isolated TSRWs will be evident each and every afternoon the remainder of this week.  The days with strong west will help push the convection to the more eastern section of Mono County.  Measurable precipitation will be in the few hundreds at best. 

Of Interest:

The first tropical storm of the eastern pacific season (Adrian) has spun up the past few days. It is expected to become a Hurricane by Thursday morning. Then a Cat 2 storm with Sustained winds of 85Knots or greater by Friday.  The track of this system seem to be headed toward Cabo San Lucas by Monday night weakening near Cabo.

Flood Watch:

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for parts of the Walker River beginning this weekend into next week. Campers are advised to not camp next to or close to the Walker River in some areas.

See For Details:  http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ073&warncounty=CAC051&firewxzone=CAZ273&local_place1=17+Miles+ESE+Bodie+CA&product1=Flood+Watch

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


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