Current Conditions: Skies are mostly cloudy with light snow in town and light to moderate snow out on the hill.
Winds are gusting to 26 MPH at Main with a sustained wind of 7 MPH with a temperature of 7. Up top winds are gusting to 43 MPH with a sustained wind of 36 MPH with a temperature of 0.
Snowfall over the last 24 hours added up to 10-17 inches with a storm total this week of 57-97. The upper mountain got a lot more snow versus the Main Lodge due to the very high snow levels we had late Wednesday into early Thursday.
This is now the snowiest February on record at Mammoth Mountain with 14+-22 feet being reported from Main to the top. This month has just beaten out February of 86 snowfall wise but has not had the water content that month had.
Road Conditions: 395 is open with chains or snow tire required 1 mile south of the junction of highway 395 and 203. Here in town chains are required on all cars and truck without 4×4 or AWD with snow tires.
Beware some roads in town are a single lane at this time but should be cleared out soon. Main St is down to 2 lanes so slow down and use caution.
Snow berms are so high in the area, that cars need to inch out almost into traffic to see if they can enter the flow. Be prepared for this on every street and driveway in town. For the most current up to date info from Cal Trans use this link.
Snow Conditions: Light and Dry Powder is what you will find on Mammoth Mountain into Monday. With light snowfall overnight, many of the groomer runs are back to normal with just a dusting of powder on top. Expect all groomers to be corduroy on Monday morning.
Looks like they will be able to run mid-mountain lifts today, but the top will not open until midday on Monday that includes chairs 9, 14, and 23 and of course Gondola 2.
The base now at the Snow Study site at 9000 feet is 162+ inches. At this point, you can ski and snowboard 100% of Mammoth’s terrain, weather permitting.
Great News: Mammoth Mountain has confirmed they plan to stay open thru July 4th, 2019. 🙂
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Mammoth Weather Forecast 2-17-2019 – 8 AM
For today Sunday we expect Snow this morning and then during the PM hours, it will change over to snow showers. Expect a high near 15 at Main Lodge.
Winds will be out of the Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Over higher elevations, winds will be gusting out of the South West to 25-35 MPH. We could see 3-5 inches above the 9000-foot level today.
Tonight a few snow showers will be possible before midnight with less then an inch expected. This storm cycle will be coming to an end. Lows will be around 5 at Main with below zero readings possible up top. Northwest winds will be blowing over higher elevations to 25-35 MPH. That will set up the powder a bit on runs that face NW.
On Monday we are looking for partly sunny skies with a few snowflakes possible. Highs will be around 19 with a North wind around 10 mph, wind gusts could be as high as 20 mph at Main Lodge with winds gusting to 30 MPH in the powder fields of Mammoth Mountain.
Tuesday will come in as a full-on sunny day, with a high near 23 at Main Lodge. Winds will be almost calm at just 5-10 MPH.
Beyond Tuesday it appears we get some more snow on Thursday into early Friday. Amounts in the powder fields of Mammoth Mountain look to be in the 4-8 inch range. Down in town and on 395 we might see 1-3 inches of snow.
This snow will be light and dry powder once again so if we get any moderate winds we could see some more white out road conditions.
The weekend outlook looks to be sunny at this time.
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