Smoky conditions during the early evening hours last night dissipated this morning. Strong high pressure aloft will concentrate smoke over the fires then as Zephyr winds increase during the afternoon, they will carry some eastward Wednesday. So expect good air quality in the morning with poor air quality returning during the early to mid afternoon hours Wednesday.  Expect another very warm day today with highs in the mid 80s in Mammoth…..104 at the Bishop AP. Little change in temperatures are expected for Thursday. By Friday a Trof to our north will weaken the upper ridge and allow some cooling to move into our area with highs closer to 80. Gusty Winds may whip up local fires in the process. By Far…the worst air quality will be to the north of Mammoth Lakes today and Thursday. Areas Down Wind of the Donnell fire over the northern portion of Mono will have the worst air quality.

Outside of a few isolated TSRWS….it will remain warm breezy and dry Friday and Saturday afternoons…

Low pressure moving through the Pacific Northwest Friday will bring an enhanced Zephyr with west winds in the 25 to 30MPH range. The Trof which moves through the Pacific Northwest Friday will lift to the northeast on Saturday. Breezy westerly afternoon winds
will continue through the weekend, but are expected to be lighter Saturday and Sunday.


Outlook: Next Week:

Some model runs try to bring in more troughing while recent runs are redeveloping the upper ridge over the far west again.  Will stick with persistence as anomalous warmth is the way of this Summer. The redevelopment of the upper ridge is the preferred solution for the Dweebs….. Expect highs early next week in the low 80s…and lows in the upper 40s and low 50s…

Latest GFS run at 06Z on the 9th of AUG has 500MB heights once again building north of 594DM later next week. So, mid 80s in Mammoth is quite possible in our future again 2nd half of next week….

Dr Howard and the Dweebs………………:-)


PS  Persides meteor shower will be flying high this weekend… will be a new moon….If it is not too smoky…try to catch a few and put them in your pocket…..Its good luck…….;-)