Forecast: The Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County
Provided by Dennis Mattinson, Eastern Sierra Weather Forecaster
Sierra Wave Radio – TV – Online News
TUESDAY 19- JUL-2011, 6:58 AM PDT
Dry but windy conditions will continue today. However, those winds should not go above advisory levels except in northern Mono County. The winds settle down on Wednesday and Thursday with temps running just below seasonal norms. As we move into Friday and weekend, a trough off the coast stays in place, as it has for most of the Spring and Summer. This will lead to steady temperatures in the normal range through the early part of next week. Also, this unusually strong tough pattern, for mid July, has (so far) kept the monsoonal flow well to our east.
For those interested, the Lion Wildland fire, west of Olancha, continues to burn. This has dumped plenty of afternoon smoke in the Whitney / Williamson area. I have directed my office staff to place a PM monitor in Onion Valley today, to document this event. So far the smoke has remained above monitors in the Owens Valley.
FOR THE OWENS VALLEY:
Today: Sunny. Highs 98. Winds SW 10 – 20 mph G 30.
Tonight: Generally clear. Lows 53. Winds S 5 – 15 mph.
Wednesday: Mainly clear day and night. Highs 99 and lows 56. Winds NW 6 – 12 mph.
FOR THE TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES:
Today: Plentiful sunshine. Highs 75. Winds SW 15 – 25 mph.
Tonight: Generally clear. Lows 42. Winds NW 10 – 20 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny daytime and clear in the evening. Highs 79 and lows 44. Winds W 10 – 15 mph.
FOR MONO COUNTY:
Today: Sunny and breezy. Highs 75 – 80. Winds SW 10 – 20 mph G 30.
Tonight: Mostly clear and breezy. Lows 39 – 49. Winds SW 10 – 15 mph G 30.
Wednesday: Sunny then mostly clear in the evening. Highs 77 – 87 and lows 40 – 50. Winds S 5 – 10 mph.