Sunday AM Update:


Persides meteor shower peaks tonight…mainly after Midnight….See if you can spot a few…


A summer storm moving into Washington State will flatten our strong high pressure system over California and Nevada. This will initially bring an increase of afternoon and evening breezes to the area along with cooler temperatures. Monsoon moisture and dynamics along with Mid Level moisture from Tropical Storm John will add to the mix early next week. This all relates to an increase of thunderstorms beginning Saturday that will be isolated at first, with better aerial coverage Monday through Wednesday next week.  The longer range does show the upper ridge rebuilding back into California, going into the following weekend of the 18th.


Temperatures at 8000 feet have been in the mid 80s of late. Expect them to be a few degrees cooler Friday and some 5+ degrees cooler over the weekend, Highs will cool into the mid to upper 70 by Sunday. Lows at night will cool to the 40s by Saturday or Sunday.



We got a breather Thursday night here in Mammoth; no pun intended. However, with the upper level winds on the increase later today and tonight, expect the potential for smokier conditions Friday night, in Mammoth from the Lion Fire.  This is mainly due to the forecast for more breeze later today and this evening. The Lion fire is reported to be 70% contained.

Upshot; Open your windows this morning if you have not done so already to get the heat out of your homes…be ready to close them later today as tonight it may be smokey.   This forecast is from the experimental Smoke Model  see:

When going to this site, see section near-surface smoke, then click on the check mark loop.

More later on the moisture surge for next week later this weekend.


Dr Howard and the Dweebs…………………..:-)