Forecast: The Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County
By: Dennis Mattinson, Eastern Sierra Weather Forecaster
Sierra Wave Radio – TV – Online News
MONDAY 01-AUG-2011, 6:59 AM PDT
Well after a wild thunderstorm weekend (the Whitney Trial was closed down for awhile on Saturday) those thunderstorms will taper off today. Hikers were stranded on the Whitney Trail from torrential rain, hours of pea sized hail and overflowing streams. Sunday saw extensive cloud cover which inhibited thunderstorm action in parts of our district. All is better today, as a trough begins to set-up off the coast. This will create a dry SW flow and push any moisture to the east, thus ending any chances of thunderstorms by Tuesday for the Owens Valley and Wednesday for Mono County.
FOR THE OWENS VALLEY:
Today: Partly sunny 30% chance of thunderstorms. Highs around 95. Winds SE 10 – 15 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy 30% chance of thunderstorms. Lows 56. Winds S 5 – 15 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny daytime and partly cloudy in the evening. Highs 95 and lows around 55. Winds S 5 – 10 mph.
FOR THE TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES:
Today: Partly cloudy 30% chance of thunderstorms. Highs around 74. Winds S 5 – 15 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy 30% chance of thunderstorms. Lows 49. Winds SW 5 – 15 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny during the day and clear at night. Highs 74 and lows 47. Winds W 5 – 10 mph.
FOR MONO COUNTY:
Today: Partly cloudy slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs 75 – 80. Winds SE 5 – 10 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 42 – 52. Winds SW 10 – 15 mph
Tuesday: Partly cloudy day and evening slight chance of scattered thunderstorms. Highs 76 – 86 and lows 41 – 51. Winds SW 10 – 15 mph.
INDEPENDENCE, PM-10 DATA: 9.35 ug/m3, AIR QUALITY, GOOD