Forecast: The Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County
Provided by Dennis Mattinson, Eastern Sierra Weather Forecaster
Sierra Wave Radio – TV – Online News
THURSDAY 30-JUN-2011, 7:17 AM PDT
Well, yesterday was a nice winter day in the summer, here in the Eastern Sierra. Winds howled through out the district with gusts to 50 mph in Mono County and 40 mph in the Owens Valley. Sonora Pass closed because of snow and the Town of Mammoth Lakes had a daytime high temperature of only 40 degrees, with rain most of the day. To top this all off, Mammoth Mountain picked up another 6 inches of new snow. Now for today thru the weekend, just the opposite will happen, as a massive ridge of high pressure builds in from the desert SW. This will bring clear skies, much reduced winds, and hot temperatures to our whole region. Temps will soar to the triple digits in the Owens Valley and the mid 80s in Mammoth by Sunday. What a roller coaster weather year we have had!
FOR THE OWENS VALLEY:
Today: Mostly sunny. Highs around 92. Winds SW 3 – 8 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows around 56. Winds SE 5 – 10 mph.
Friday: Sunny during the day and mostly clear in the evening. Highs 98 and lows 56. Winds S 5 – 10 mph.
FOR THE TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES:
Today: Mostly sunny. Highs around 75 F. Winds NW 3 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows around 49 F. Winds S 5 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny during the day and clear in the evening. Highs 79 and lows 51. Winds W 5 mph.
FOR MONO COUNTY:
Today: Mostly sunny. Highs 76 – 86. Winds W 5 mph.
Tonight: Clear. Lows 42 – 47. Winds W 5 mph.
Friday: Sunny day and clear in the evening. Highs 78 – 88 and lows 45 – 50. Winds SW 5 mph.
INDEPENDENCE, PM-10 DATA: 13.04 ug/m3, AIR QUALITY, GOOD