Mammoth Snowman Update 10-28-2016

Mammoth Mountain Radar10-28-2016 – 8:14 AM – Hello and welcome to Mammoth

Today’s window-cast shows clouds from our first storm system still with us at this time.

Over the last 24 hours we saw rain move in around 2pm yesterday, as expected this was a warm storm and snow levels started at 12,000 feet.

We expected snow levels to drop last night but all that happened was it got warmer overnight. Not sure I have ever seen that before. In the end we got a dusting of heavy wet snow all the way down to Mc Coy Station.

Rain amounts at Main lodge are just over 2 inches and down here at the Snowman Cabin we got 1.91 inches of rain.

Currently the rain has ended and I have a 40 here at 8200 feet with lights winds. Up at Main Lodge we have a 37 with a 30 up at the top of Mammoth Mountain. Winds are gusting to 50-65 MPH over the top out of the south west.

So we can expect a few showers around today and tonight with snow levels above 9500 feet or higher. Then on Saturday increasing clouds and winds leading to a chance of SNOW on Sunday.

Snow levels for this next system will start out around 8000 feet and drop below 7000 feet during the day on Sunday. Get ready for everything to turn white even in the upper parts of town we should have snow on the ground.

Winds will be moderate on Saturday and strong on Sunday with gusts over the top of Mammoth in excess of 80 MPH.

Snowfall and H20 Amounts for the 9000 foot level by the Weather Guy:
Sat 10/29 = 1 – 3” (H2O = 0.25” – 0.50”) Snow in AM, then rain showers PM, very slushy.
Sun 10/30 = 0 – 2” Storm moves Sunday AM, peaks afternoon, lower snow levels to 7K
Mon 10/31 = 10 – 14” (H2O = 1.25” – 1.75”) Around 18” up top and 15-18” McCoy


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DUMP ALERT!! New this season Snowman will be emailing and texting a dump alert once it starts to snow, along with our dump alert we also have a once a month newsletter that comes out the first week of each new month. Here is the link to sign up…

Snow making: The snowmaking crew is on board and getting things set up. Right now the first window we see to make snow will be this upcoming Monday night and again next Wednesday/ Thursday.

Opening Day of Snow Season: Opening day is now set for November 10th, 2016, if we get some bonus snow early next week they will move the opener up like they did last season. Winter 2016-2017 Updates: Going to be a fun season for producing content for all of you. This year we have a new apple mac pro to edit with along with 2 new go pro 5’s for 4k video production. We also have two new Cannon Power Shots Camera’s to help with the content production.

Along with that we have Shannon who will be getting lot’s on hill photos and Sean will be joining the team to take care of Snap Chat, Instagram and help us film the new version of our video snow report, ya this season Snowman will also be in the videos skiing. All we need now is SNOW!


Who is Steve Taylor – The Mammoth Snowman? Over the last 30+ years, Snowman have spent countless hours studying and learning about mammoth mountain weather and snow conditions first hand.

Snowman started blogging this information back in 1990 on the old Mammoth BBS system, then the RSN Forums and then on to in 2004 with his Video & Photo Blog reports. (No You Tube back then)

Snowman has had his reports, videos and photos featured on both local TV Stations here in Mammoth, along with AP, Fox, ABC, CBS and NBC News. Learn more about the Snowman and our team here at at this link.


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