Forecast: The Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County
Provided by Dennis Mattinson, Eastern Sierra Weather Forecaster
Sierra Wave Radio – TV – Online News
TUESDAY 28- JUN-2011, 6:57 AM PDT
A deep low (for this time of year) will kick through the area later today and tomorrow, before quickly exiting to the East. We can expect windy conditions, possible thunderstorm activity, and showers in the upper elevations. Light snow is possible above 9,500 feet along parts of the Sierra, particularly in Mono County. Temperatures will take a pronounced drop through Wednesday. By Thursday, a gorilla high sets up over the entire southern half of the United States. So, look for a quick jump to above normal temps by the weekend, with triple digits in the Owens Valley and mid 80s in Mono County. Things stay on hot side for the 4th of July (what else is new). One added wrinkle here, by Sunday or Monday a weak monsoonal flow could develop over the Desert SW, giving us the slight chance of thunderstorms. Stay tuned for updates on this.
FOR THE OWENS VALLEY:
Today: Mostly sunny. Highs around 92. Winds S 15 – 20 mph G 30.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows near 55. Winds SW 15 – 25 mph G 35.
Wednesday: A few clouds day and evening with a 20% chance of scattered showers and T-Storms. Highs only about 80 and lows near 51. Winds SW 10 – 20 mph G 25.
FOR THE TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES:
Today: Mostly sunny. Highs around 68. Winds S 15 – 25 mph G 50.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of scattered showers and T-Storms. Lows near 38. Winds SW 20 – 25 mph G 45.
Wednesday: Cloudy during the day and partly cloudy in the evening. 50% chance of scattered showers and T-storms. Highs 59 and lows 39. Winds S 10 – 20 mph G 30.
FOR MONO COUNTY:
Today: Becoming partly cloudy. Slight chance of PM showers. Highs 70 – 80. Winds SW 15 – 25 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of scattered showers and T-Storms. Lows 38 – 43. Winds SW 20 – 30 mph G 45.
Wednesday: Cloudy day and evening. Scattered showers and T-Storms possible. Highs 60 – 70 and lows 34 – 39. Winds SW 10 – 20 mph G 30.