Tuesday 5:45PM Update:

The first day of Summer was quite the warm one with an even 80 here at the village at Mammoth and 105 in Bishop.  Today Tuesday was a Redux with 80 again and again 105 in Bishop. An afternoon Mammoth zephyr picked up with gusts to 20 MPH……This took the edge off the warmth.  We are now expecting at least some cooling through Thursday with highs down into the upper 70s the next few days here at the village. However, it may remain 80 and above over the lower elevations of town.  The Mono Zephyr will pick up strength the next few days with Thursday being the most breezy. Wind’s in the 30mph to possibly approaching 40MPH is possible during the latter part of the afternoon Thursday. The NWS has hoisted Lake wind advisories for Mono County area lakes due to choppy conditions out on area lakes like. This is especially true for Crowley Lake.  Get your fishing done early and be sure to be off area lakes before the afternoon as wind waves may be in the 1 to 3 foot range.

The weekend will warm again and the upper continental high rebuilding in back of the passing trof through the Pacific NW.  Today’s 18Z 500MB GFS has heights north of 594dm, again by Monday and Tuesday..

Of course everyone is beginning to think how hot it is going to be during the weekend of July 4th. Lets say it will be warming up! Long range charts are hinting at possibly 90 degrees in Mammoth by the 6th or 7th.  Of course this is a long way off, but interesting to watch.  The heights are certainly high enough for the post July fourth heat that week.  The only thing that would suppress that heat is if the monsoon kicked in early…… That is a good possibility as it will have been quite hot for quite a while over the desert southwest and SE flow is being hinted at….


This is what I will be focusing on in the coming weeks….



Dr Howard and the Dweebs…………………..:-)



As the remains of the upper trof dissipate over the eastern pacific and the summer time continental high sets up, our early summer season weather shifts into high gear now with very warm days and cool nights……The configuration of the upper high does not lend itself to the migration of upper level impulse’s around the upper high from the south or SE as the flow is responding more from the WSW. This is due to a more stretched out version of the continental high west-east. This greatly diminishes the chance of thunderstorms this week until the weekend. This also means that we should have afternoon and early evening zephyrs through Monday with Tuesdays Zephyr weaker…..The afternoon zephyr may strengthen again later this week….


The Zephyr is the west wind that comes up in Mammoth in the afternoon into the evening hours….


Highs in Mammoth the next few days will be in the low to mid 80s then upper 70s into next weekend.


The Summer Solstice occurs at 3:34pm Monday PDT  The full strawberry moon is the same day.   Once in a 70 year event!


Dr Howard and the Dweebs…………………….:-)