Snowfall on the Mountain Up To 9 inches at the Main Lodge….6 Inches Near The Village….More inThe Way….

12:55pm update at the Bottom:


Interesting little system.   Nice small compact front came through pretty quick this morning bringing some 5 inches of snow to the Village and 8 inches in a very quick period. Mammoth Mt actually picked up close to 6 inches within an hour.

With the Front through…..the Storm is showery now. The new 12z WRF has the system tracking a bit more to the south east then south southeast. Although we have probably seen the lions share, there is some good vertical motion developing over the  San Joaquin Valley evidenced by the 4km IR,  that has yet to swing through the Eastern Sierra. The National Weather service has bumped up the Snowfall amounts for Mammoth above 7000 feet between 6 and 12 inches and up to 16 inches over the crest.  Nice!

The Storm should be over for the most part by the late afternoon with a few lingering snow showers tonight.  Tomorrow with be breezy chilly and dry with highs in the 20s and then colder Tuesday into Wednesday. Night time lows in the single digits and teens….Looks like another dry week with  fresh packed powder! 


12:50PM Update:


Latest radar returns show most of the action has slipped south and on the west side of the Sierra. Looks like were pretty much done now.

Weather Service Forecast Office RNO has reversed it’s 9:30am update and reverted to 3:30am snowfall forecast for the Town at now at 3 to 7 inches total.

The Dweebs think we are pretty much done excluding as stray few showers…


Snowfall total……about 6 inches near the village and 11 to 15 inches at the Main Lodge and Mammoth  Crest.

The Dweeber……………:-)

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9 inches of fresh powder at the Main Lodge at 9:30am

Well….this storm has not been handled well by the models…….

Yes the front has moved through and there is a lot more coming…….


Updating!!!

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SMALL LITTLE SYSTEM TO BRING LIGHT AMOUNTS OF SNOWFALL TO MAMMOTH SUNDAY…..WESTERN EDGE OF ARCTIC AIR MASS INVADES EASTERN CA TUESDAY…..MODELS STILL HINTING AT LARGE SCALE CHANGES 2ND WEEK OF FEBRUARY

A quick update for my fellow Dweebs this morning….

Small weakening upper low off the pacific north west coast still on track to bring the Sierra a bit of snowfall Sunday. The GFS updated track takes the upper center a wee bit further north of southern California…..however, the main vort center still drives south down the coast. The Dweebs still holding on to yesterdays forecast of 3 to 5 inches at the village and between 5 and 8 inches on Mammoth Mt. Winds will be moderate with this system over the upper elevations.

The biggest emphasis is on temperatures next week. The western edge of an Arctic air mass will invade the Great Basin Tuesday next week. The system looks pretty dry for Eastern Ca which means that snowfall if any will be pretty scanty.  The ECMWF is the most aggressive in bringing the cold air furthest west.  Will update Sunday on the cold airs track  for Tuesday.



Dr Howard and the Dweebs………………….:-)



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Disclaimer: I have been a hobbyist meteorologist for over 30 years here in the Mammoth area and I do this for my personal enjoyment. The National Weather Service saves lives every day . . . I do not. When making important planning decisions please use information provided by the National Weather Service as they are the most knowledgeable and accurate information source available today.