Forecast: The Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County
By: Dennis Mattinson, Weather & Atmospheric Forecaster
Sierra Wave Radio – TV – Online News
A weak impulse will bring a flurry or two to Mono County today, otherwise dry conditions will prevail. So, unless Mother Nature throws in a curve ball, the next 7 days appear to be precipitation free. This is all due to strong long wave upper ridge camping off the coast and only a few minor disturbances moving southward through our forecast area in that time period. In fact, that upper ridging has been the major player in our weather during December. Reno’s precipitation total so for this month remains at zero. To put this in perspective, if this dry period continues for the rest of the month, Reno will have one (1) of only six (6) completely dry Decembers recorded sense 1870 (according to the NWS Reno NV). Temperatures should continue to be on the mild side (for this time of year), running a bit above average. So whats in store for us from Dec 26 through Dec 31 you ask; right now it looks dry…Stay tuned for updates.
FOR THE OWENS VALLEY:
Today: Mostly sunny and mostly clear at night. Highs around 52 and lows 22. Winds NW 5 – 15 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny then mostly clear in the evening. Highs 50 and lows around 21. Winds NW 6 – 12 mph.
FOR THE TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES:
Today: A few flurries then mostly clear at night. Highs around 35 and lows 14. Winds N 5 – 10 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny becoming partly cloudy at night. Highs 38 and lows 16. Winds NE 5 mph.
FOR MONO COUNTY:
Today: A flurry or two possible then mostly sunny with some clouds at night. Highs 33 – 38 and lows 3 – 13. Winds N 10 – 15 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny then some clouds at night. Highs 34 – 39 and lows 7- 17. Winds N 10 – 15 mph.