Daily Forecast: Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County
By: Dennis Mattinson, Weather & Atmospheric Forecaster
SierraWave Media: Radio – TV – Online News
FRI DEC 21 2012
The first day of winter brings full on winter, with a series of storms, which will slam into our district later today thru Monday morning. Winter Storm Warning for Inyo and Mono Counties above 5,000 feet from 4 pm today thru 4 am Monday. The best chance for the heaviest snow in Mono County will be Saturday thru Sunday. Here Mammoth Mtn. is looking at the possibility of 4 – 6 feet of new snow. Elsewhere for Inyo County, the best chance of precipitation will be mid Saturday thru Sunday night. Heavy snow is possible for the mtns. of the Owens Valley in this time frame with 2 – 3 feet possible. Snow levels look to be around 5,400 feet, so the Sierra foothills should get snow. If the snow levels drop at all, then theres always the possibility of the Owens Valley seeing some white stuff as well. Monday things taper off leading to cold and dry weather Christmas Day. Stay tuned today and all weekend for updates on easternsierraforecast.com
Winter Solstice: Arrived today @ 11:12Z (3:12 am PST)
FOR THE OWENS VALLEY:
Today: Increasing clouds with a slight chance of showers overnight. Highs 50 / lows 25. Winds SE 5 – 10 mph.
Saturday & Sunday: 60% chance of rain showers and snow showers both Saturday and Sunday. Highs 48 / lows around 25. Winds SW 10 – 20 mph G 30.
FOR THE TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES:
Today: 50% chance of snow then 100% overnight. Highs 38 / lows 26. Winds SW 15 mph G 30.
Saturday & Sunday: 100% chance of snow (heavy at times) Saturday and Sunday. Highs 29 / lows 16. Winds SW 15 mph G 35.
FOR MONO COUNTY:
Today: Cloudy with a 50% chance of snow then 100% overnight. Highs 39 – 44 / lows 22 – 27. Winds S 10 – 20 mph G 30.
Saturday & Sunday: 100% chance of snow (heavy at times) Saturday and Sunday. Highs 29 – 39 / lows 16 – 21. Winds S 10 – 20 mph G 45.