10-1-2018 7 AM – Good day from Mammoth Mountain. Feels like Fall now with temperatures dropping time over the weekend. We also have lot’s of Fall color all over the Eastern Sierra.
Currently, at 6 AM we have clear skies overhead, at the top of Mammoth Mountain we have a temperature of 32 with winds out of the S gusting to 44 MPH.
Down in town, we are sitting at 42 degrees this morning and yes it’s windy out there.
Mammoth Mountain Weather
For today we have highs into the 50’s on Mammoth Mountain and into the mid-60s in town, with lows tonight down into the upper 30’s to mid-40s.
Expect winds over upper elevations to be 30-40 MPH out of the south the next few days. Winds down in town could gust up to 20 MPH at times.
By Tuesday a low-pressure system is just off the California coast and dropping south. In most cases, this is not a good pattern for Mammoth to moderate to heavy precipitation.
However, the good news is there still will be enough moisture for some rain and snow showers Tuesday into Wednesday. Snow levels will be high above 10,000 feet, that should be good enough for a dusting over the top 1/3 of Mammoth Mountain.
Right now weather models are flip-flopping every 6 hours with the forecast so at this time confidence is very low on what will happen.
Beyond this system, it’s unclear what will happen at the end of the week and into next week. I will have a fresh post late today after all the new model runs come in and I talk with Ted the Weather Guy.
Mammoth Lakes Fall Colors
A lot of you are wondering about the Fall Colors. Driving around Mammoth this week I found that in all areas of town we are now starting to get some yellow.
There are a few trees that are even peaking out in the Sherwins, by Hidden Lake, and near Mammoth Rock.
Also to note the Road to South Lake and t0 Rock Creel Lake have some good colors higher up.
As the weather changes big time over the next week that will hurry up the process of the colors coming out to peak.
If you want to see the best colors the first two weekend of October will be the peak of the event. Make plans to come up and check it out.
Mountain Bike Report: The Bike Park has closed for the season, you can ride the trails via peddle power now. Watch out for crews getting ready for the winter season.
Outside of the park, all local trails are open, with the Fall within the area this is the perfect time of year to hit Mammoth for a Mountain Biking Vacation. All the Summer Crowds are gone and you’re left with just hardcore riders.
Summer Improvements: Canyon Lodge is getting a major remake with lots of work taking place this Summer. We are told this will take 2-3 years to complete and when they are done Canyon will have a whole new look.
Besides the Lodge, Chair 16 is going to be replaced and realigned to unload near the top of chair 4. The new lift will be a 6 pack for weekend and holiday relief.
Up at Main, they added in some fun stuff at the adventure center. The biggest add-on is the Mammoth Zip Line that goes from the top all the way down to Main Lodge. That project will not be finished until late September.
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