Forecast: The Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County
Provided by: Dennis Mattinson, Eastern Sierra Weather Forecaster
Sierra Wave Radio – TV – Online News
FRIDAY 03-JUN-2011, 6:39 AM PDT
A few high clouds today as weak high pressure influences our district. So, mild temps and dry weather. But a very interesting early June weekend, weather wise, is in store for us. An impressive low pressure system from the Gulf of Alaska will begin its migration through Central California on Sunday. Ahead of this system, breezy conditions are expected in both Inyo and Mono Counties starting later today. For Mono County, a chance of rain and snow begins on Saturday and intensifies Sunday into Monday. Both counties will see increasing winds through the weekend and the Owens Valley will see a slight chance of rain on Sunday as well. Whats really interesting, for this time of year, is that temps are going to drop some 10 – 20 degrees below normal and snow amounts of several inches is expected above 7,500 feet by Monday. Along with this, there is a chance of hail producing thunderstorms here and there. The system exits by Tuesday and a mild warming trend will ensue thereafter.
FOR THE OWENS VALLEY:
Today: Mostly sunny. Highs near 76 F. Winds SE 10 – 15 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows around 46 F. Winds SE 10 – 20 mph.
Saturday & Sunday: Mostly sunny Saturday becoming partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday. 20% chance of showers on Sunday. Highs Saturday 75 and Sunday 74 with lows 46 and 44. Winds SE 10 – 20 mph G 30.
FOR THE TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES:
Today: Mostly sunny. Highs around 53 F. Winds S 10 – 15 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows 30 F. Winds S 5 – 15 mph.
Saturday & Sunday: Mostly cloudy Saturday and Sunday. A 30% chance of snow showers Saturday and a 60% chance Sunday. Highs Saturday 54 and Sunday 51 with lows 40 and 36. Winds S 10 – 20 mph G 30.
FOR MONO COUNTY:
Today: Partly sunny skies. Highs 55 – 60 F. Winds S 10 – 15 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy isolated showers possible. Lows 29 – 34 F. Winds S 10 – 15 mph G 20.
Saturday & Sunday: Mostly cloudy each day with snow showers possible Saturday and Sunday. Highs Saturday & Sunday 55 – 60 and lows 34 – 38 F. Winds SE 15 – 25 mph G 40.
INDEPENDENCE, PM-10 DATA: 9.32 ug/m3, GOOD.