Mammoth Mountain & Eastern Sierra Weather Forecast

Mammoth Mountain & Eastern Sierra Weather Forecast

Friday, June 18th, 2021 @ 5 PM Hello everyone, I hope you had a great week and were able to stay cool.

Taking a look at the window cast, we have pt cloudy skies with the t-storms building across the entire Eastern Sierra.

Highs at this point are still near record levels, from Mammoth to Bishop. Dew Points are up in the 40s and it feels hot and muggy.

Yesterday I was up at the Main Lodge around 11 AM and I was thinking wow it’s hot for the 9000-foot level.

I would expect highs at main in the high 60s in late June but it was 80 all the way up to the minaret vista.

They’re where some build-ups on Thursday along with a few showers but it was pretty limited.

Parts of Bishop had a good t storm with some light to moderate showers. The streets even got wet for a bit of time yesterday around 3 PM.

Highs this week have been in the mid to upper 80s in Mammoth Lakes with Bishop in Downtown up to 106 on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The cloud cover on Thursday kept the high down in the mid-90s.

Taking a look around the area this Friday afternoon up at the top of Mammoth Mountain it’s a cool 65 with west winds at 22 MPH gusting to 51 MPH.

Down at Main Lodge, the temperature is 75 with Mammoth Lakes at 78, Crowley Lake at 82, and Bishop at 99.

Window-cast from the Mammoth Lakes Airport Webcam
The Windowcast from the Mammoth Lakes Airport Webcam
NOAA Goes 17 Satellite View
NOAA Goes 17 Satellite View
Intellicast Radar of Central and Southern California
Intellicast Radar of Central and Southern California

Weather Forecast & Summary for Mammoth to Bishop, California

Here is today’s Discussion from the NWS in Reno:
 
SYNOPSIS…

Hot temperatures continue through the weekend with a few record highs possible across the region. Heat impacts are likely across many of the lower valleys of western Nevada. Isolated thunderstorms are possible the rest of this afternoon and evening mainly east of US Highway 395 and south of Interstate 80. The heat should ease slightly next week with breezy winds possible early on in the week.

DISCUSSION…

Only minor changes were made to the forecast as the weather pattern is at a mostly steady state at this time with the Four Corners high remaining in place through at least Monday.

The main story continues to be the current heatwave affecting our region. The ridge of high pressure centered over the Four Corners region continues to bring strong subsidence to eastern California and western Nevada.

Temperatures will stay hot through Monday with afternoon highs in the upper 90s to low 100s along with the lower valley floors of western Nevada. In the Sierra, temperatures each afternoon will mainly be in the 80s, with lower valleys reaching near 90degrees.

Due to the lingering high temperatures, we have extended the Heat Advisory until Sunday evening. Heat health impacts are likely especially for those outdoors for extended periods and for sensitive groups. Definitely have a good hydration strategy and try to get outdoor activities done early in the day.


Mammoth Lakes Forested Temperatures at 8000 Feet

NWS Mammoth Lakes
 

Bishop Forecast Temperatures at 4200 Feet

NWS Bishop
 

Summary

Summary

Summary

Summary

Air Quality and Fire Weather Watch

So far the air quality is perfect from Mammoth Lakes down to Bishop and in all the backcountry areas above us. 

Currently under fire restrictions, the Town of Mammoth Lakes and the Inyo National Forest.

There are no Campfires, BBQs or Smoking allowed now out in the open. Even if you have a fire permit, it is not valid again this season.

Current Eastern Sierra Air Quality
Current Eastern Sierra Air Quality

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Forecasting Weather Images

NOAA GOES 17 Full Pacific Satellite View
NOAA GOES 17 Full Pacific Satellite View
Goes 17 North Pacific Satellite View
Goes 17 North Pacific Satellite View
Goes 17 West Coast Satellite View
Goes 17 West Coast Satellite View


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DWP Current Precipitation Chart
DWP Current Precipitation Chart
US West Drought Monitor Map
US West Drought Monitor Map
24 QPF Forecast for the USA
24 QPF Forecast for the USA
Day 2 QPF Chart for the USA
Day 2 QPF Chart for the USA
Day 3 QPF Chart for the USA
Day 3 QPF Chart for the USA
Day 4-5 QPF Chart for the USA
Day 4-5 QPF Chart for the USA
Day 6-7 QPF Chart for the USA
Day 6-7 QPF Chart for the USA

Mammoth Mountain 6-10 Day Weather Outlook

Mammoth Mountain 6-10 Day Precipitation Outlook

Mammoth Mountain 10-14 Day Temperature Outlook

Mammoth Mountain 10-14 Day Precipitation Outlook

PNA Forecast Chart
PNA Forecast Chart

The MOJO Outlook

MOJO - All Model Mean Forecast
MOJO – All Model Mean Forecast
MOJO - NCEP Global Ensemble Forecast System (NCPE)
MOJO – NCEP Global Ensemble Forecast System (NCPE)
MOJO - NCEP Global Bias-Corrected Ensemble Forecast System (NCPB)
MOJO – NCEP Global Bias-Corrected Ensemble Forecast System (NCPB)
MOJO - Climate Forecast System (NCFS)
MOJO – Climate Forecast System (NCFS)
MOJO - ECMWF Forecasts System (ECMF)
MOJO – ECMWF Forecasts System (ECMF)
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MOJO – CMET Canadian Forecast

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