FORECAST: The Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County
By: Dennis Mattinson, Weather & Atmospheric Forecaster
Sierra Wave Radio – TV – Online News
Well, here we are in the last day of January 2012. Many of you have ask me, when will this drought end. The answer is not soon. The forecast models, as of this morning, are saying well below normal precipitation in California and Nevada through the 8th/9th of February. Thats the second week in February! What we have in effect, is a strong blocking ridge of high pressure (a Rex Block) dominating the West Coast, and any storms that hit it are being sheered apart or pushed to the north. Now can these forecast models be incorrect, of course. But if you look at the overall weather pattern so far this winter, those models are looking pretty good. So, dry weather through the weekend with slightly cooler temperatures and some clouds overhead.
FOR THE OWENS VALLEY:
Today: Mostly sunny then a few clouds in the evening. Highs 54 – 59 and lows 34 – 39. Winds N 10 mph.
Wednesday: Partly sunny skies and partly cloudy at night. Highs 53 – 58 and lows 33 – 38. Winds W 7 – 11 mph.
FOR THE TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES:
Today: Mostly sunny then partly cloudy through the evening. Highs 45 and lows 27. Winds N 5 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny then partly cloudy in the evening. Highs 41 and lows 25. Winds S 5- 10 mph.
FOR MONO COUNTY:
Today: Partly cloudy. Highs 44 – 49 and lows 18 – 28. Winds N 10 mph.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy then mostly cloudy in the afternoon and evening. Highs 42 – 52 and lows 12 – 22. Winds SW 10 – 15 mph.