Dennis Mattinson’s weather forecast

Flaming sunrise by Andrew Kirk

Flaming sunrise by Andrew Kirk

FORECAST: Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County 
FROM: Dennis Mattinson, Weather and Atmospheric Forecaster
www.395travel.com / SierraWave Media: Eastern Sierra News

TUE  MAR 25 2014

Well believe it or not, we are still on track for a cold, windy and wet trough to hit the West Coast today.  It will bring precipitation (whats that?) to the district later today thruWednesday, with some lingering showers over the mountains on Thursday. So right now I’m thinking 10 – 20 inches of new snow over the Crest in Mono County and depending on where you are in the Owens Valley, about a 20 – 40% chance of rain for Wednesday. Snow levels will lower to about 6,000 – 7,000 feet Wednesday. Drier air on Friday into Saturday, then maybe another cold trough later Sunday into Monday. This one looks similar to Wednesdays, so stay tuned.

WEATHER NOTE: High resolution (HIRES) models continue to indicate the potential for downslope winds in the Owens Valley this evening into Wednesday morning. They show the possibility of a mountain top inversion layer developing. So a high Wind Watch for now.

Owens Valley:

Today: Sunny & windy becoming mostly cloudy. Highs 70 – 73 / Lows 39 – 42. Winds N 20 – 30 mph G 45 later today.
Wednesday: 20 – 40% chance of rain. Highs 56 – 59 / Lows 34 – 44. Winds SW 10 – 20 mph G 30.

Town of Mammoth Lakes (7,800 – 8,200 feet):

Today: Slight chance of snow showers becoming snow showers likely overnight. Highs 50 / Lows 27. Winds SW 15 – 25 mph G 45.
Wednesday: 80% chance of snow. Highs 37 / Lows 24. Winds SW 10 – 20 mph G 30.

Mono County:

Today: Slight chance of snow showers then snow likely in the evening. Highs 53 – 63 / Lows 25 – 35. Winds SW 15 – 25 mph G 45.
Wednesday: Snow likely. Highs 40 – 50 / Lows 21 – 31. Winds SW 10 – 20 mph G 35.

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