Forecast: The Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County
Provided by Dennis Mattinson, Eastern Sierra Weather Forecaster
Sierra Wave Radio – TV – Online News
THURSDAY 21-JUL-2011, 6:30 AM PDT
A dry SW flow continues to bring clear skies and temps at seasonal norms through Friday. Over the weekend, an upper ridge over the desert SW amplifies westward and this will bring both warmer temperatures and a little moisture, in the form of clouds, to the area by Sunday and Monday. Much of what happens next week, T-Storm wise, depends on Hurricane Dora (now off of Baja) and its relationship with the trough off the west coast. If the trough deepens then most of Dora’s moisture will hit a “brick wall.” If not, we might see a little monsoon action here. Stay tuned for updates.
Air quality in the Owens Valley continues to run in the moderate to poor range, due to the various fires on the west side of the Sierra.
FOR THE OWENS VALLEY:
Today: Mostly sunny. Highs around 97. Winds NW 3 – 8 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows around 57. Winds SE 4 – 7 mph.
Friday: Sunny during the day and mostly clear in the evening. Highs 96 and lows 56. Winds SW 5 – 10 mph.
FOR THE TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES:
Today: Mostly sunny. Highs around 75 F. Winds SW 5 – 10 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows around 48 F. Winds SW 5 – 15 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny during the day and mostly clear in the evening. Highs 75 and lows 49. Winds SW 5 – 15 mph.
FOR MONO COUNTY:
Today: Mostly sunny. Highs 78 – 88. Winds SW 10 – 15 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 40 – 50. Winds SW 5 – 15 mph.
Friday: Sunny day and mostly clear in the evening. Highs 77 – 87 and lows 42 – 52. Winds SW 10 – 15 mph.
INDEPENDENCE, PM-10 DATA: 24.04 ug/m3, AIR QUALITY, MODERATE