Dennis Mattinson’s weather forecast

wx3FORECAST: Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County 
FROM: Dennis Mattinson, Weather and Atmospheric Forecaster
www.395travel.com / Sierra Wave Media: Eastern Sierra News / TV – 33

FRIDAY APR 11 2014

Satellite image shows low pressure system tracking thru SOCAL later today. This system has tapped into a sub-tropical moisture pool with the bulk of its moisture headed to our south. However its close enough to allow for a slight chance of mountain showers and thunderstorms this afternoon into Saturday. Slight cooling will also come with this as well. By later Saturday, system moves on to Arizona, leaving cloudy skies in its place. Upper ridging builds back in for the remainder of the weekend and into Monday. Next Tuesday into Wednesday, we just might get a bigger cool down, as a more significant storm bangs thru the PACNW. Here the moisture is to our north, but we have a chance of showers over the mountains again, with snow levels dropping down to 6,000 feet. I will keep you updated on this system, so stay tuned.

OWENS VALLEY:

Today: Becoming cloudy with a slight chance of mountain showers. Highs 79 – 82 / Lows 45 – 55. Winds NW 10 mph.
Saturday / Sunday: Partly cloudy becoming mostly sunny on Sunday. Highs 77 – 80 / Lows 42 – 52. Winds N 10 mph.

TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES (7,800 – 8,200 Feet):

Today: 20% chance of showers & thunderstorms. Highs 60 / Lows 36. Winds W 5 mph.
Saturday / Sunday: 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms then mostly sunny on Sunday. Highs 57 / Lows 32. Winds N 5 – 10 mph.

MONO COUNTY:

Today: Scattered showers & thunderstorms showers possible. Highs 64 – 74 / Lows 29 – 39. Winds NW 10 mph.
Saturday / Sunday: Slight chance of showers & thunderstorms then mostly sunny Sunday.  Highs 61 – 71 / Lows 24 – 34.  Winds NW 10  mph.

RENO:

Today. Becoming partly cloudy. Highs 77 / Lows 46. Winds NW 5 – 10 mph.
Saturday / Sunday:  Partly cloudy then mostly sunny on Sunday. Highs 68 / Lows 40. Winds N 5 – 10 mph.

 
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