Forecast: The Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County
By: Dennis Mattinson, Weather & Atmospheric Forecaster
Sierra Wave Radio – TV – Online News
TUESDAY 23- AUG-2011, 6:58 AM PDT
High pressure from the desert SW continues to edge westward. Its now over New Mexico. With this, temps will move to century mark in the Owens valley and the low to mid 80s in Mammoth. Along with this, moisture trapped under the ridge, will bring a slight chance of thunderstorms along the Sierra Crest in the afternoon, particularly in Mono County, today and Wednesday. However, just like yesterday, cloud cover could slow down the warm up for the next few days. Temperatures should peak by Thursday, but stay quite warm through the weekend.
FOR THE OWENS VALLEY:
Today: Mostly sunny today and partly cloudy later. Highs near 100 and lows 56. Winds SE 5- 15 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny becoming partly cloudy. Highs 101 and lows in the upper 50s. Winds SE 4 – 11 mph.
FOR THE TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES:
Today: 20% chance of isolated thunderstorms. Highs 80 and lows 51. Winds W 5 – 15 mph G 20.
Wednesday: 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms. Highs 80 and lows 51. Winds W 5 – 15 mph.
FOR MONO COUNTY:
Today: 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms. Highs 81 – 86 and lows 42 – 52. Winds SE 10 – 15 mph.
Wednesday: 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms. Highs 80 – 90 and lows 43 – 53. Winds SW 5 – 10 mph.