Dennis Mattinson’s Weather Forecast

FORECAST: Owens Valley / Mammoth Lakes / Mono County / Reno
FROM: Dennis “Matt” Mattinson, Weather and Atmospheric Forecaster
FOR:  Sierra Wave Media: Eastern Sierra News
 / TV- 3 / www.395weatherandtravel.com

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FRI  MAR 27 2015

The forecast models are showing a wetter pattern in April <but> they have also been consistent in showing that kind of pattern in each prior month this winter. So what do you think? For me, April is April, a transition month to a drier pattern, not wetter. Storms if any will be on the lighter side, as the Jet starts to weaken and move north. And don’t forget our ever-present West Coast Ridge. Speaking of the ridge, its built in and will provide dry and warmer weather into Saturday. There are few systems out there that might make a run at the ridge Sunday and next week, but I don’t think they will have much success. A 20% chance of showers in Mono County and Reno is not at wetter pattern. Any way you look at it, time is running short for this season…DMATT

Owens Valley: 

Today: Sunny. Highs 81  – 84 / Lows 45 – 50. Winds S 10 mph.
Saturday & Sunday: Sunny. Highs 80 – 83 / Lows 50 – 55. Winds SE 10 mph.

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

Today: Sunny. Highs 63 / Lows 38. Winds E 5 mph.
Saturday & Sunday: Mostly sunny Saturday 20% chance of showers on Sunday.  Highs 59 / Lows 34. Winds S 10 mph.

Mono County:

Today: Sunny. Highs 65 – 75 / Lows 28 – 38. Winds SW 10 – 15 mph.
Saturday & Sunday: Partly cloudy Saturday 20% chance of showers on Sunday. Highs 61 – 71 / Lows  26 – 36. Winds SW 10 mph.

Reno:

Today: Sunny. Highs 78 / Lows 49. Winds SW 10 – 15 mph.
Saturday & Sunday: Mostly sunny Saturday then 20% chance of isolated showers on Sunday. Highs 72 / Lows 47. Winds SW 5 – 10 mph.

Dennis’ precipitation % definitions:

20% – Unlikely
30 – 60% – Chance
60 – 80% – Likely
80 – 95% – Very Likely
95 – 100% – Virtually Certain

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