Mammoth Mountain Weather Forecast & Discussion
Mammoth Mountain Recreational Weather and Travel Forecast
BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT TO 10 AM PST SUNDAY
3-2-24 @ 4 PM – Good afternoon; high winds continue to blow snow around, creating blizzard conditions at times in all areas above the 6500 level. Snowfall will continue light to heavy at times into early Sunday, with 1-2 feet of additional snow possible on Mammoth Mountain.
Snowfall ratios look to stay low at 8-1 as the wind shatters the snowflakes, creating the fracking effect. So don’t expect deep light powder on Sunday. When I have skied wind-blown fresh snow like this in the past, the experience was a ton of fun.
Here is the forecast for those planning to head out on Mammoth Mountain the next three days.
Sunday: Expect some snow showers early in the morning and then partial clearing. Morning temperatures will be in the mid-teens and then, by mid-day, rise into the upper teens to lower 20s. SW winds will still be an issue with wind speeds in the 40-55 MPH range, with gusts up to 60 to 75 MPH at times.
Monday: It looks partly cloudy, with increasing clouds possible later in the day. Morning temperatures will be in the low teens and then, by mid-day, rise into the mid to upper 20s. SW winds will be in the 20-30 MPH range with gusts to 45-60 MPH at times.
Tuesday: It looks to be partly cloudy, with a chance of snow showers during the afternoon. Morning temperatures will be in the low teens and then, by mid-day, rise into the mid to upper 20s. SW winds will be in the 20-30 MPH range with gusts to 45-60 MPH at times.
Travel Forecast: 395 should reopen by Sunday Morning, and normal travel should resume under R1 restrictions.
All Fresh Data Below as of 3-2-24 @ 11:30 AM
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Author – Steve Taylor – The Mammoth Snowman – Over the last 30+ years, Snowman has spent countless hours studying and learning about Mammoth Mountain Weather and Snow Conditions first hand. He has been skiing around the hill with marked ski poles since March of 1991 so he can measure the fresh snowfall amounts out on the hill.
Snowman started blogging this information back in 1990 on the old Mammoth BBS system, then the RSN Forums and then on to MammothSnowman.com in 2004 with Video & Photo Blog reports. (No YouTube back then). Facebook got added to the fold back in 2008 and then the Facebook Group in 2016.
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