Forecast: The Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County
Provided by Dennis Mattinson, Eastern Sierra Weather Forecaster
Sierra Wave Radio – TV – Online News
WEDNESDAY 29-JUNE-2011, 6:31 AM
An unseasonably strong low made its way from the coast yesterday and inland today. Instability associated with this system fired off a few thunderstorms in Mono County yesterday. This will continue today along with scattered showers. Light snow might fall at the Crest level today as well. Gusty winds will continue as the system passes through. By tomorrow the low will be nudged out by a very large monster high, over the Southern US. Temperatures will rebound rapidly tomorrow and into the weekend, with temps running above normal by Sunday. As high pressure continues to build over 4-Corners, the early stages of the monsoon begins in the desert SW. The flow will push into Southern California by Sunday or Monday, giving us the first stages of possible thunderstorm activity over the mountains.
FOR THE OWENS VALLEY:
Today: Mostly sunny with an isolated shower or two possible. Highs around 81 F. Winds SW 15 – 25 mph G 40.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows around 43 F. Winds NW 20 – 30 mph decreasing later in the evening.
Thursday: Sunny daytime and mostly clear in the evening. Highs 91 F and lows 55 F. Winds NW 5 mph.
FOR THE TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES:
Today: Mostly cloudy with showers and t-storms. Highs 55 F. Winds SW 5 – 10 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows around 39 F. Winds NW 5 – 10 mph.
Thursday: Mostly sunny daytime with mostly clear skies at night. Highs 74 F and lows 48 F. Winds S 5 mph.
FOR MONO COUNTY:
Today: Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and t-storms. Highs 60 – 70 F. Winds SW 10 – 15 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows 34 – 39 F. Winds W 10 – 15 mph.
Thursday: Mostly sunny during the day and clear in the evening. Highs 73 – 83 F and lows 38 – 43 F. Winds SW 5 mph.