Forecast: The Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County
By: Dennis Mattinson, Eastern Sierra Weather Forecaster
Sierra Wave Radio – TV – Online News
THURSDAY 04-AUG-2011, 6:30 AM PDT
An upper level trough continues to develop along the PACNW coast steering drier air into our area. As the trough deepens, it will sag down along the California Coast. This will keep our area precipitation free through the weekend. Temperatures will remain near seasonal norms.
This forecast would normally indicate a nice weather pattern here in the Eastern Sierra. However, a thick blanket of unhealthy smoked (from the Lion Fire), is hovering over the mountains and the Owens Valley this morning, making things less desirable for those susceptible to respiratory problems.
FOR THE OWENS VALLEY:
Today: Sun and smoke. Highs around 95. Winds NW 5 – 15 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows around 52. Winds S 10 – 15 mph.
Friday: Sunny during the day and mostly clear in the evening. Highs 94 and lows 53. Winds SW 10 – 15 mph.
FOR THE TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES:
Today: Mostly sunny. Highs around 72 F. Winds SW 10 – 15 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows around 47 F. Winds W 10 – 20 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny with a mostly clear evening. Highs 74 and lows 47. Winds W 5 – 15 mph G 20.
FOR MONO COUNTY:
Today: Sunny. Highs 75 – 85. Winds SW 10 – 15 mph.
Tonight: Clear. Lows 39 – 49. Winds W 10 – 20 mph.
Friday: Clear. Highs 76 – 86 and lows 39 – 49. Winds W 15 – 20 mph.
Lone Pine, PM-2.5 DATA: 24.05 ug/m3, AIR QUALITY, MODERATE
Lone Pine, PM-10 DATA: 29.78 ug/m3, AIR QUALITY, MODERATE