December 18th

Storm Total 12 to 15 inches…

The Forecast is now dry through Christmas day.   Temperature inversions will allow Pogonip fogs to develop over nearby lakes from time to time when east winds are not breezing… High temps will move into the 40s this weekend with lows in the teens…..It is a dry 5 to 7 day outlook….

Grand Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter occurs this Sunday and Monday evening after Sunset when both planets align as one.  Dont miss the best celest. show in nearly 800 years…..  The peak is Monday but you want to see it Sunday eve as you never know if it will be cloudy Monday…

WX discuession:

High pressure builds back over the west coast with light east winds at the surface and NW aloft. Ridge builds in strongly on Sunday with highs in the Owens Valley in the 60s and 45 to 50 in Mammoth by Sunday.  There will be partly cloudy skies Monday night and Tuesday as a weak wave pases through.  Next weather system capable of bringing moderate snowfall will be weekend after Christmas day. That one will have AR moisture. Another systems may give us more snowfall around News Years Eve….


The strong base state of La Nina and it strength, continues to affect the mid latitudes in a negitive way for California by distructivly interfearing with the various modes of tropical variability as they attempt to migrate or propagate eastward over and beyond the dateline….   La Nina will gradually weaken later this Winter and Spring….. Central and Southern CA precipitation should then increase respectivly…. Especially in late February, March and early April….


Dr Howard and the Dweebs……………………:-)


The Weather front that brought snowfall this morning was over Southern Ca and the upper level trof was moving through Eastern California……