WX pattern across the Eastern Pacific remains very disorganized with northern stream energy more progressive leaving southern stream out of phase. End result is a weakening of the dynamics needed for meaningful precipitation as the significant upper jet is to our north and southern branch upper jet develops over head later Saturday.

This was another morning of back peddling of the QPF from CRFC,  with only .67 or 2/3′ s of an inch storm total expected for the Yosemite Valley.  Current short wave is presently producing a few flurries over the crest and will exit later this morning. Saturday thru Sunday still offer the best chance of measurable snowfall for the area but don’t get too excited as amounts look to be more in the light category. Between 3 to 6 inches in town and between 6 to 12 inches above 9,000 feet.  The good news is that it will be plenty cold for snow making on Mammoth MT this weekend  and through much of next week…

The longer range if you want to believe it show the upper “polar” jet extending further south into Central CA. If that should occur, there will be better chances for more significant snowfall in Mammoth.   The Dweebs will not get two excited but watch the pattern unfold across the Central and Eastern Pacific next week…. The “seasonal change” will likely provide more meaningful effects upon the current EP weather patterns later this month, as we transit to Meteorological Winter in less than 4 weeks….

Dr Howard and the Dweebs………….:-)