3:50PM Monday  the 2nd…


Snowfall is riding to our north…..Do not expect much over night or tomorrow.


Temperatures have been pretty remarkable the past several days with strong inversions in the deserts. Last Sunday at noon it was 29 degrees at the main lodge, 23 in the Town while in bishop, 26 degrees….   The Town of Mammoth mixed out late in the afternoon Sunday as temps moved into the 30s. Bishop was still below freezing at 25.   All areas should mix out today…..

The Trof off shore is pretty unremarkable. There is a lot of moisture, but the stream is pretty narrow. Additionally, the area of lift over the sierra is non impressive with most of it north of Mammoth Lakes today. Because of the rising temps, snowfall in the town will be light. 1 to 3 inches today with possibly 5 inches on the mountain. The upper low west of the OR/CA border will retrograde SW tomorrow. That will allow a small ridge to develop over CA Tuesday and end any significant precipitation over the state. However, the upper low will move back toward the coast Tuesday night. This is the colder part of the current system. Snowfall will move back into the Sierra Late Tuesday night into Wednesday.  Snowfall amounts are problematic and the low is filling, somewhat cut off from the westerlies and its position to our area critical to snowfall amounts. At this time, the 12z models are putting much of the snow fall to the north of Mammoth, but that may change. Either way, this system is not a big deal…….3 to 6 inches?  Update tomorrow.


Of more significance is the Friday night and Saturday storm which many be between a 2 and 3 footer.   It is not a big storm but is slow moving. Clean up day is Sunday. Well have an extended break after that.


Dr Howard and the Dweebs…….:-)