Forecast: The Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County
By: Dennis Mattinson, Weather & Atmospheric Forecaster
Sierra Wave Radio – TV – Online News
WEDNESDAY 10- AUG-2011, 6:58 AM PDT
A large Texas based ridge will expand slowly westward, from the SE, into the weekend. Now this ridge is the one that has caused Dallas to have 38 straight days of temperatures of 100 degrees or higher. Its movement towards our are will only raise temperatures a few degrees on Saturday and bring a little monsoon moisture to the area over the weekend. Not a lot, but enough to to provide some mountain cloud cover and a slight chance of an isolated shower or two. Then a trough from the Gulf of Alaska will dig south and reach the Pacific Coast Sunday night into Monday. This will lower temperatures several degrees into the early part of next week.
FOR THE OWENS VALLEY:
Today & Thursday: Mostly sunny days and clear evenings. Highs in the upper 90s and lows in the mid 50s. Winds SE 4 – 7 mph.
FOR THE TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES:
Today & Thursday: Sunny days and clear nights. Highs 76 and lows 46. Winds S 5 – 15 mph.
FOR MONO COUNTY:
Today & Thursday: Sunny days and clear nights. Highs 79 – 84 and lows 39 – 49. Winds SE 10 – 15 mph.