At 8 AM it’s a chilly 10 at Main Lodge, up top, it’s 16 with very light NW winds.
We checked the airport temperatures this am and found it to be -21 last night, that’s a 3 dog night for sure.
That storm cycle dropped 7-11 feet of snow on Mammoth Mountain. The base now at the Snow Study site at 9000 feet is 130 inches with a reported 180 inches at the top of the hill.
Yesterday they got the whole mountain open, there was a small slide over on Wazzo and that shut down chair 9.
Today the entire hill will be open with some leftover fresh powder in spots, with soft tracked out powder off the groomers and if you like the groomed 1500 acres of fresh corduroy.
It’s a winter wonderland in Mammoth at this time.
Below is a photo from the bottom of 4. 10 mins later my go pro froze up from the cold.
The news is the town is booked solid Friday and Saturday so make sure to confirm or arrange lodging if you’re coming up this weekend. Word is there are still rooms in Bishop up for reservations.
Road conditions on the 395 are R1 27 miles north of Bishop, chains are required on none 4×4 cars and trucks.
Here in town we still have R2, CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE AND AWD VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES.
Roads crews in town are catching up with the backlog from the tremendous amount of snow that fell. Most streets are back to two lanes now.
Many of the parking lots in town are half full with snow now, use caution and watch for crews removing the snow and trucking it out of town to the snow pit.
Here at the 7900-foot level, we picked up 6 feet of snow over that 4 days of snowfall.
Snow berms on the side of all streets are now massive at 8-18 feet high. Watch out for car’s trying to merge into roads as they have to sneak out a bit to see oncoming traffic.
It’s a total winter wonderland now in Mammoth Lakes, time to come up and get some winter sports in.
Mammoth Mountain Weather Update:
Expect sunny skies today into Friday morning with increasing clouds and chance of snow showers later in the day on Friday up on Mammoth Mountain.
By Friday night snow is likely with amounts in the 6-12 inch range from Main Lodge to the top.
For travelers, we expect snow on 395 after 9 PM with 2-4 inches possible by the morning hours. The snow that will be falling will be the light and dry with all the cold air in place.
Highs temperatures over the next 5 days will remain in the 20’s for most of the ski area.
With lows in the single digits tonight moving into the teens Friday night into Monday night. Down in town, it will be chilly with highs in the upper 20s for the most part.
Not much wind today, but on Friday we expect winds out of the SW 15-25 MPH with gusts to around 35 MPH.
Over the weekend we expect snow showers on Saturday morning with 1-3 inches in the forecast.
By very early Sunday more snow will move in with 6-10+ additional inches of snow expected.
Highs this weekend are expected to be in the teens to low 20’s, so bring an extra layer and make sure you have full face protection.
Next week looks to start off clear and sunny before more snow moves in later in the week.
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