Mammoth Mountain Snowman Report 10-2-2018

10-2-2018 6:41 AM Good morning, a nice band of rain showers moved into Mammoth at 6 AM.

That brought about 30 mins of solid rain so everything is nice and wet and fresh outside. It’s been a long month since we had the last rain shower.

Currently, as of this post, we have mostly cloudy skies and the rain showers have passed for now.

At the top of Mammoth Mountain, we have a temperature of 36 with winds out of the SSE gusting to 48 MPH.

Down in town, we are sitting at 52 degrees this morning with just a light breeze at times.

Look for off and on rain showers the next couple of days. Snow Levels will be high but we should see the first dusting on Wednesday morning and during the above 10,000 feet.

It’s very exciting that we have some October weather to talk about, most years it’s just dry most for the month with a quick dusting or two.

With that said are you ready for a possible taste of Winter in October? About a week out we see a decent shot of snow for Mammoth Mountain with snow down into town.

It’s still in the outlook but it’s something Snowman will be watching and reporting back on daily.

Mammoth Mountain Weather

For today expect mostly cloudy skies with a few more showers possible, we will have highs into the 50’s on Mammoth Mountain and into the mid-60’s in town, with lows tonight down into the upper 30’s to low-40’s.

Expect winds over upper elevations to be 30-40 MPH out of the south the next few days. Winds down in town will be light at 5-10 MPH at times.

By Wednesday we have a 70% chance of rain with the snow level coming down to around 10,000 feet. QPF over the next couple days is .40 in town with about an inch expected above 9000 feet.

This is just what we need to start a great snow season, get the ground wet and then when the cold comes it freezes and the snow sticks much better. Nothing worse they blowing snow on the dry ground.

On Thursday there will still be a 20% chance of some rain and snow showers.

Then over the weekend, we will see a low set up over the great basin. That is a colder pattern and it could bring a few snowflakes to the area with cooling temperatures.

Fun to have the weather to talk about again after a long hot boring Summer.

Pray for Snow!

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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Snowman out…

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