Recreational Weather Forecast – Mammoth Mountain & the Eastern Sierra
Good Thursday afternoon on this April 21st @ 12:11 PM. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until early Friday morning.
Right now the high country is seeing snow showers with very windy conditions and just a dusting to half an inch of fresh snow so far.
The lower elevations are cloudy at times but no snow or rain showers yet.
Weather Summary: A strong weather system by 2022 standards is heading into the Eastern Sierra later today into tonight.
Areas above 8000 feet will see moderate to heavy snow at times with accumulations in the 1-2 foot range.
Lower elevations could see several inches of snow. The snow that does fall is expected to be Sierra Cement, just what we need, yahoo.
Once this system moves out of the area, the Eastern Sierra will slowly revert back to Spring later Saturday and Sunday and then well into next week.
If you’re going to be out on Mammoth Mountain on Friday expect snow showers to re-develop during the day with a dusting to an inch of snow possible.
Highs will be in the low to mid-30s, winds will be west @ 25 to 35 mph, and winds could gust as high as 50 mph or more at times.
Saturday highs come up 10 degrees, however, there will still be winds @ 25 to 35 mph, and winds could gust as high as 50 mph or more at times.
Mammoth Lakes: After some snow, tonight, expect snow showers on Friday and then a return to spring over the weekend.
Snowfall amounts in town will be around 4-8 inches with the higher locations seeing 6-12 inches of new snow.
Mammoth Lakes Airport to Toms Place: Skies will be cloudy with several inches of snow tonight with pt cloudy skies and a few snow showers on Friday. The weekend should be just about perfect to get outside and enjoy the area.
The Lower Elevations Mill Pond to Bishop: Windy with cloudy skies into the first part of Friday with a slight chance of a shower. For the weekend highs will be back into the upper 60s to low 70s.
Here is the link to Ted’s Mammoth Mountain Powder Forecast & Outlook.
Here are the links to the specific highs, lows, and wind speeds for many of the major recreation points in the Eastern Sierra: Mammoth Mountain Main Lodge, Top of Mammoth Mountain, Mammoth Lakes, June Lake, Crowley Lake, Toms Place, Rock Creek Lake, Bishop & Mill Pond, South Lake.