Photo by: Ed Cesnalis
9-18-2019 – 8 AM – Clear skies over Mammoth Lakes and the Eastern Sierra at this time.
Currently, we have winds over the top of Mammoth Mountain that are gusting to 48 out of the SW.
Temperatures at this hour are 32 up top, 41 at Main Lodge, 33 at the Mammoth Airport and 39 in Bishop.
As for road conditions, 395 is open to all traffic with no restrictions at this time. All other roads are open at this time with no restrictions.
Now is the time to get your winter travel kits in order, we will have an article on what to include next week.
Monday’s storm had just a little precipitation, as the frontal band with the snow and rain fell apart just north of us. Tahoe and areas just south of that region did pick up 1-2 inches of snow.
Looking at the forecast we have a moderate low-pressure system heading into California late today into Thursday.
There is a 20 to 30% chance we could see some snow showers above 8000 feet Thursday along with cloudy and windy skies. Highs will be in the 60s for Mammoth Lakes on today and in the 50s on Thursday with lows in the 30s.
Highs up on Mammoth Mountain will be in the 50s to low 60s today and down into the 30s and 40s for Thursday. Hoping to see the ground get white late on Thursday from Main Lodge up to the top.
Get our full weather forecast and the extended outlook at Snowman’s Mammoth Weather page.
The Mammoth Mountain Bike Park is now open daily thru this Sunday. Expect cold mornings in the Bike Park for closing weekend.
Once the park is closed you can still come out and ride, just watch out for construction crews getting ready for the winter season. We are going to ride Paper Route out of the Chair 4 parking lot on Tuesday AM if anybody wants to join in, going to stop and go for video and photos.
Falls Colors are starting now in all elevations to some degree, expect the peak colors to come out in higher elevations over the next few weeks. Snowman will be out on Friday getting some images of the early colors from Mammoth Lakes to Rock Creek to the Bishop areas.
Have a great day hope to see you soon, Snowman.
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Photo by: Ed Cesnalis
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Opening Day Countdown
Mammoth Mountain is set to open (weather permitting) on Saturday, November 9th 2019. This video below is a good average of what to expect that first day. No matter what everyone seems to have a good time. See ya out there… Yes Snowman will be there handing out stickers and getting the first video snow report of the year.