Mammoth Mountain & Eastern Sierra Weather Forecast
Mammoth Lakes and Eastern Sierra Weather for Wednesday, August 11, 2021 @ 12:47 PM
Weather Synopsis: This week’s weather story is continuing with warm temperatures, isolated thunder storms and very hazy skies.
The change in the winds that we hoped would push the haze out of the area did not happen. So for now expect haze from the dissipated smoke from the dixie fire for at least the next few days if not longer.
High pressure is building into the area now and will be the dominate feature until early next week.
Along with the warm days we will have a chance of isolated Thunderstorms into Saturday, as we get an increase in moisture and some weak instability.
Temperatures: Highs over the next week will be in the mid-70s on Mammoth Mountain and up in the Mammoth Lakes Basin at the 9000-foot level. Mammoth Lakes will be in the low 80s with Bishop into the upper 90s to low 100s.
Smoke and Haze: More than likely the Eastern Sierra is going to see waves of haze and smoke at times until at least mid Fall. It’s going to take the first snow and rains of the upcoming wet season to get rid of all the hazy skies.
Extended Outlook: Looking out the next 16 days into your fantasy forecast after this week’s high-pressure doom retreats we could possibly see some troughing off the California Coast. That would bring dry but much cooler weather than we have seen for the last 2 months.
Looking out towards Fall and into the Winter months, it’s looking dry and warm to start. Models have moved from a neutral winter to forecasting a la Nina to set up again.
Kind of early to jump on how strong it could be. Mammoth and the central Sierra have done good with weak La Nina’s, not so bad with moderate ones but if it’s strong again expect a drier year.
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