Forecast: The Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County
Provided by Dennis Mattinson, Eastern Sierra Weather Forecaster
Sierra Wave Radio – TV – Online News
THURSDAY 28-JUL-2011, 6:30 AM PDT
A ridge of high pressure, over the Southern Sates, has nudged westward into our area today and through the weekend. This will bring warmer temperatures and a stream of monsoon moisture. This sets up a slight chance of thunderstorms to the district, starting today in Mono County and as early as Friday evening for the Owens Valley. By Saturday and Sunday, those thunderstorm chances increase. Continued chance of isolated thunderstorms over the Crest on Monday. Then a dry southwest flow moves in to effectively end this pattern by Tuesday or Wednesday.
FOR THE OWENS VALLEY:
Today: Mostly sunny. Highs around 97. Winds S 5 – 10 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows around 56. Winds S 4 – 7 mph.
Friday: Sunny during the day becoming partly cloudy in the evening. Highs 98 and lows 58. Winds SE 5 mph.
FOR THE TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES:
Today: Mostly sunny with a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Highs around 77 F. Winds E 5 – 10 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows around 59 F. Winds W 5 mph.
Friday: 20% chance of thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening. Highs 79 and lows 58. Winds S 5 – 10 mph.
FOR MONO COUNTY:
Today: Slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Highs 82 – 92. Winds E 10 mph.
Tonight: Slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45 – 55. Winds W 10 mph.
Friday: 20% chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. Highs 83 – 93 and lows 48 – 58. Winds SE 10 – 15 mph.
INDEPENDENCE, PM-10 DATA: 20.85 ug/m3, AIR QUALITY, MODERATE