Forecast: The Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County
By: Dennis Mattinson, Weather & Atmospheric Forecaster
Sierra Wave Radio – TV – Online News
MONDAY 15-AUG-2011, 6:59 AM PDT
In the big picture, here mid August, we remain sandwiched between an upper trough off the PACNW coast and a large ridge anchored over Texas. Between these forces, there continues to be a dry SW flow and breezy PM winds. Temps will remain at seasonal norms and should stay that way for the next few days. By mid week, that Texas ridge will move westward. An influx of monsoonal moisture <may> accompany this ridge by about Wednesday night into Friday. However, at this time, it appears that the moisture will be to shallow to bring a significant threat of T-Storms over higher terrain. I will keep my eye on this so stay tuned for update.
FOR THE OWENS VALLEY:
Today: Sunny with a mostly clear evening. Highs around 97 and lows 54. Winds SW 5 – 10 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny daytime and clear in the evening. Highs 96 and lows around 52. Winds S 5 – 10 mph.
FOR THE TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES:
Today: Sunny with clear starry skies at night. Highs around 71 and lows 42. Winds S 10 – 20 mph G 30.
Tuesday: Sunny during the day and clear at night. Highs 74 and lows 46. Winds W 10 – 15 mph G 25.
FOR MONO COUNTY:
Today: Sunny day and clear night. Highs 74 – 79 and low 36 – 46. Winds SW 10 – 20 mph G 30.
Tuesday: Sunny then clear in the evening. Highs 75 – 80 and lows 37 – 47. Winds SW 10 – 15 mph.