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Winter Outlook 2019-2020 for Mammoth Mountain and the Eastern Sierra

Fort Independence Travel Plaza

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8-15-2019 – 12:38 PM – It’s mid-August and now is the time that we start to take a daily look at how the weather is setting up for the next winter season on Mammoth Mountain. 

In recent years past we have seen some slow starts with snowfall and limited snowmaking mid-October into early November.

Cooler air seems to make it’s way into the air by the early part of November with snowfall mid to late month followed by a break in the action.

2 of the last 3 winters turned out to be on the large side. So what is coming snow and temperature-wise this Winter?  lol It’s anyone’s guess at this point.

With that said let’s take a look at some of the videos and charts Snowman like’s to look at during these warm August days and nights.

CFSv2 Precipitation Outlook for Nov. 2019

CFSv2 Precipitation Outlook for Nov. 2019

CFSv2 Precipitation Outlook for Dec. 2019

CFSv2 Precipitation Outlook for Dec. 2019

CFSv2 Precipitation Outlook for Jan. 2019

CFSv2 Precipitation Outlook for Jan. 2019

CFSv2 Precipitation Outlook for Feb. 2019

CFSv2 Precipitation Outlook for Feb. 2019

Winter Outlook 2019-2020

 

Three Month Precipitation Probability - NOAA - October - December

Three Month Precipitation Probability – NOAA – October – December

 

Three Month Temperature Probability - NOAA - October - December

Three Month Temperature Probability – NOAA – October – December

Three Month Precipitation Probability - NOAA - November - January

Three Month Precipitation Probability – NOAA – November – January

Three Month Temperature Probability - NOAA - November - January

Three Month Temperature Probability – NOAA – November – January

6-24-2019 – Mammoth Mountain & Eastern Sierra Weather Forecast from the Snowman

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Eastern Sierra Weather Summary – 6-24-2019 – The weather this week will be highlighted by a low-pressure system to our north.

This system will help to bring down our high and low temperatures and it will also bring windy conditions to the higher elevations this week.

It will feel more like Springtime then Summer so be prepared with a jacket and warmer clothes.

Lows at the 9000-foot level will be close to freezing with the 30s well below that level.

If you’re camping be prepared for cold nights above 6500 feet. Skiers and Snowboarders be ready for frim conditions at Mammoth Mountain at 7:30 AM when they open.

Mammoth Mountain and the Lakes Basin Weather

At the 9000 foot level, we are expecting highs in the upper 50s to low 60s on Monday lowering to the lower 50s to possibly the upper 40s by Wednesday.

Night time lows will be in the 40s tonight and then drop back down into the low 30s by Wednesday morning.

Winds will be moderate this week with some gusts to 50 MPH out of the SW possible Tuesday and Wednesday. Winds will back off later in the week but it will still be breezy and noticeable.

By next weekend highs at Main will be in the low 60s with mid to upper 30s at night.

That will allow for some great summer corn snow conditions over the weekend, winds should also be a none factor.

Mammoth Lakes Weather @ 8000 Feet

At the 8000-foot level highs will be in the low 70s dropping to the mid-60s midweek. Lows will be in the 40s tonight and into the mid to upper 30s midweek. Brrr

Winds will be 10-20 MPH today increasing to 20-30 MPH on Tuesday. Expect breezy conditions all week.

By next weekend it warms back up into the 70s with lows in the 40s. Perfect Summertime weather to explore the Mammoth Lakes area.

Bishop and Big Pine

Highs will be in the low 90s today and will give way to the mid-80s by Wednesday.

Lows at night are down into the low 50s this week. Winds in the area will be around 10-20 MPH at times.

It’s only hot right now from about noon to 6 PM and then it cools off fast.

Mammoth Mountain & Mammoth Lakes, California Radar

Mammoth Mountain & Mammoth Lakes, California Radar

Mammoth Mountain MC Coy Station Webcam

Mammoth Mountain MC Coy Station Webcam

Western Satellite Image for Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Mountain

Western Satellite Image for Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Mountain

Pacific Satellite View for Mammoth Mountain Weather

Pacific Satellite View for Mammoth Mountain Weather

 

6-10 Day Temperature Outlook for the USA

6-10 Day Temperature Outlook

6-10 Day Precipitation Outlook for the USA

6-10 Day Precipitation Outlook

10-14 Day Temperature Outlook

10-14 Day Temperature Outlook

10-14 Day Precipitation Outlook

6-11-2019 Mammoth Mountain and Mammoth Lakes Weather Forecast

6-11-2019 – 3 PM – Good Afternoon, Mammoth Mountain is sitting under clear blue skies and it looks to stay that way for the next few days.

Highs into Friday will be in the ’60s at Main Lodge with 70’s down in town. Winds are light at 10-15 MPH at times out of the SW.

Feels like Summer has arrived with lot’s to do after the ski area closes at 2 PM. June is a prime time to get out for some fishing, mountain biking, scenic drives and so much more. 

Mammoth Mountain Weather Highs and Lows

Mammoth Mountain Weather Highs and Lows @ 8900 Feet – The Main Lodge

Mammoth Mountain & Mammoth Lakes, California Radar

Mammoth Mountain & Mammoth Lakes, California Radar

 

6-10 Day Temperature Outlook for the USA

6-10 Day Temperature Outlook

6-10 Day Precipitation Outlook for the USA

6-10 Day Precipitation Outlook

 

Powder Forecast –Friday January 4th, 2019

Powder Forecast –Friday January 4th, 2019

Ted Schlaepfer CCM  —- Mammoth Mountain WeatherGuy

Forecast Summary:

   Dry weather ends tomorrow late morning/midday with snowfall increasing through the evening hours before tapering in intensity overnight.  Snowfall then increases again Sunday morning and becomes moderate/heavy Sunday night before ending during the day Monday.  There will then be a break until Tuesday afternoon with snowfall likely overnight into Wednesday.  Thursday could be dry with the next chance around Friday/Saturday next week with continued chances for snowfall through the following weekend and into the next week.  Dry weather may return after mid-month. Overall, powder conditions Sunday (and storm riding), Monday, and also likely next Wednesday. Powder is also possible following weekend and at times through mid-month.

Next update Tuesday 1/8

Snowfall forecasts are valid at the Sesame snow course (Main Lodge) for the prior 24 hours as reported in the 6-7 AM morning snow report.

Sesame Snow Course

**Snowfall forecast confidence ranges from very low (1) to very high (5)

Sat 1/5 = 0”
Sun 1/6 = 12 – 15” (H20 = 1.35” – 1.60”)*3
Mon 1/7 = 15 – 20” (H20 = 1.50” – 2.00”)*3
Tue 1/8 = 1 – 2” (H20 = 0.15” – 0.25”)*3
Wed 1/9 = 8 – 12” (H20 = 0.75” – 1.25”)*2
Thu 1/10 = 1 – 2” (H20 = 0.15” – 0.25”)*3
Fri 1/11 = 0”
Sat – Mon 1/12 – 14 = 6 – 15”

January Snowfall = 0”
January Forecast = 50 –  80”

Detailed 4-day Snowfall Forecast:

Sat 1/5 —Snowfall begins late morning or midday and increases through the evening hours along with strong gusty winds.  Snowfall tapers off late at night.  Accumulations 12 – 15” Main, 18”+ up top by Sunday morning

Sun 1/6 —Snowfall increases again late morning or midday and increases through the evening hours and remains moderate/heavy overnight along with strong gusty winds.  Accumulations 15 – 18” Main, ~24” up top by Monday morning

Mon 1/6 —Snowfall tapers off during the morning hours and ends during the afternoon.  Accumulations 1 – ” Main

Tue 1/7—Snowfall develops again midday or afternoon hours and increases through overnight along with gusty winds.  Accumulations 8 – 12” Main, 12”+ up top by Wednesay morning

Forecast Discussion:

Short Term:

   The latest satellite image (below) this afternoon shows a tightly wound low-pressure system off the California coast moving eastward toward the coast tonight and eventually into Mammoth by tomorrow afternoon.  This will be the first of many storms to impact Mammoth over the next week or longer.

   The ECM model deepens the upper-level trough (image below) over the next twenty-four hours and moves into ashore Saturday and into Sunday (two images below) as a full latitude trough.   That means there will be no splitting this time when the low-pressure troughs move ashore through the upcoming weekend and the storms will move ashore full force.

   Snow should start late morning and midday tomorrow and increase in intensity through the evening hours before tapering off a bit late at night when the first front moves through the region. There will also be strong gusty winds accompanying the snowfall.  12Z ECM model has over 1.5” liquid while the GFS is only showing about 0.75”.  Forecast leans closer to the ECM based on the strength of the upper-level trough.

   A trailing storm system (green box satellite image) now just entering the central Pacific will intensify as it moves into the deep long-wave trough set-up over the West Coast.  That system will spread another round of moderate to heavy snowfall starting during the day Sunday (beware riders of the storm) and increasing in strength into the overnight hours.

   These types of systems often over-perform as the models usually under-estimate the effects of the strong warm air advection and associated upward omega forcing that produces the clouds/precipitation.  ECM model has over 2” liquid while the GFS is showing a little over an inch.  Forecast is a blend leaning toward the ECM model and another solid 15”, but I would not be surprised if it comes in heavier and up two feet at Main.

   The system will exit Monday morning (image below) and high pressure will build over the region for about 24 hours before the next trough offshore moves into CA on Tuesday night.  So, snowfall should end during the day Monday with a break in the snowfall overnight Monday and into Tuesday morning.

   Snowfall should return by Tuesday night with the timing from the ECM model saying Tuesday afternoon.  It should increase in intensity Tuesday evening and night ahead of the trough passage Wednesday morning (image below).  ECM mean has about an inch of liquid which could possibly result in close to another foot.  Current trend with the guidance is that the medium and longer range potential storms have been coming in stronger closer in time.  Hope that trend continues with this next trough.

 Long Range:  

 The longer-range guidance moves another trough toward CA by the end of next week (image below) after a dry day or two around Thursday/Friday.  The guidance seems to be favoring a southerly track with this system, similar to something typical during an El Nino year.

   Looking at the GFS spaghetti ensembles (image below) for the end of next week shows a lot of spread in timing, but most show a trough off the coast.  The operational GFS (dashed black line) and GFS control run (dashed blue line) seem to be faster than most of the ensembles in moving the under-cutting trough toward CA.  The ECM model is similar to the GFS control run with the timing.

   Not sure I buy into anything at this point as it appears to me the entire pattern for the end of next week is still evolving.   The ECM operational model moves another low pressure into CA over the weekend and then develops a closed low off the coast early the following week (image below).

     That surely could happen, but the trend with the guidance is for more energy to be moving into the southerly branch of the jet stream.  So I would not be surprised if we end up with a bigger trough when the time comes. Current forecast favors some snowfall around Friday night/Saturday next week followed more snowfall by early over the following week.   And it could be enough for powder conditions.

     So it looks like the next week or ten days will feature a few storms and amounts could add up.  ECM model is similar to the Canadian (image below) with up to 6” liquid Mammoth crest over the 10-day period.   Latest GFS was showing big amounts but has now backed off (two images below) with only a few inches liquid for Mammoth.  ECM mean has over 4” liquid next 10 days.

   Let us hope it happens as longer range climate models are saying we will shift back to a dry pattern after mid-month with both the CFS (image below) and the ECM models shifting the long-wave trough eastward for dry weather.  A lot of it will depend upon the MJO (two images below) and if it moves back into the dry phases 5-6 while also becoming a low amplitude signal.

   That could allow the ongoing stratospheric warming event to have more sway resulting in high latitude blocking and potential prolonged dry weather.  Or it could also mean El Nino will have a bigger say and there will be more under-cutting of the jet stream of those high-pressure blocks.  I’ll take the latter please.  WG  

Mammoth Mountain Snowman Report 7-17-2018

7-17-18 – 10:24 AM – Good morning from Mammoth, clear skies on this Tuesday morning. As of this post it’s a nice 68 at Main Lodge with a 63 up top.

Last nights low was 53 at Main Lodge, that’s great summer sleeping weather. Winds this morning are out of the SSW 10-20 MPH from Main to the Top. Down here in town we have calm conditions.

Today expect a 20% chance of a thunder storm, could be a few storms over the higher elevations. For the rest of the week we now have a 30% chance of storms in the forecast thru Sunday.

Highs will be in the 70’s up at Main Lodge and in the Mammoth Lakes Basin over the next week with night time low’s down into the low 50’s.

Down in town high’s are heading up in the low to mid 80s’s for the next week with lows in the mid 50s at night.

Winds the next few days will be South West 5-10 MPH with afternoon winds 10-20+ MPH at times over higher elevations.

July is normally the hottest month of the year here in Mammoth. So far no major heat waves with none in sight.

Good Morning from Horse Shoe Lake – 7-17-2018

The Mammoth Mountain Bike Park is almost 100% open now. Current Conditions are a mix of dusty to very dusty trails. This weeks rain cut down the dust big time out on the hill. I would expect more rain to dampen down the dust later this week.

Trail crews are doing a great jump of keep the hill in great shape. Come on up for some great downhill action or a fun cross country ride. Also to note that the Friday Downhill Races Series is happen every Friday at 5PM, call the bike park for more information.

New this year they allow e bikes out on the trails. If you struggle to ride at this high altitude an e bike is the bomb.

You can rent a e bike at Footloose Sports, they are right at the corner of Main and Old Mammoth road when you come into town.

Beyond the Bike Park Mammoth Mountain has a cool adventure center for Families right at the base of Main Lodge. There is also a shuttle at Main that will take you down to Reds Meadow and back to Main at the end of the day.

Last but not least check out a scenic Gondola Ride to the top, if your have a Ikon Pass you get to ride up FREE.

Hiking is now wide open, trails in the Lakes Basin are melted out for the most part with just a few snow patches left above 10,000 feet. If you’re hiking my advice is to start out early when it’s cool and at that time you will find less people in the trails.

As for Mountain Biking out of the bike park, all the USFS trails are now open. If you’re riding downhill on the Mammoth Rocks trail BEWARE of horses and lot’s of hikers.

If you need to rent a down hill or e bike or have your biked worked on Footloose Sports is the spot right when you hit town.

Fishing season is going off with some great fish coming out of Crowley, the Owens River and Twin Lakes in the Mammoth Lakes Basin. Here is a link on fishing in the Mammoth Lakes area.

The town’s paved trail system is all open, try taking your bike on the trolley get off at horseshoe lake and ride back all the way to the Village on mostly flat and downhill terrain.

Camping is now wide open with just Devil Post Pile camp ground closed. Lot’s of events up and coming here in town over the next 6 weeks. So much to do at this time of year. Come up beat the heat and have some fun.

Snowman out.

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Who is Steve Taylor – The Mammoth Snowman? Over the last 30+ years, Snowman have spent countless hours studying and learning about mammoth mountain weather and snow conditions first hand.

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 his Video & Photo Blog reports. (No You Tube back then)

Snowman has had his reports, videos and photos featured on both local TV Stations here in Mammoth, along with AP, Fox, ABC, CBS and NBC News. Learn more about the Snowman and our team here at MammothSnowman.com at this link.

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July 25, 2014 Conditions on Mammoth Mountain, California

7-25-2014 – 10:07 AM – Current conditions on Mammoth Mountain: we have clear skies, with highs in the mid 50s and winds gusting to 23 at the main lodge at this time.

Look like clear skis thru Saturday and then some build ups and thunder storms are possible once again starting on Sunday and should last most of next week.

Use this link the complete Mammoth Mountain and Mammoth Lakes Weather Forecast & Outlook.

Mountain Bike and Hiking trails are in great shape across the entire Mountain at this time.  The Bike Park is open from top to bottom: Get more Mountain Biking details at our bike blog.

If your a Mammoth Mountain Forum Member or not, check out a new more local and users friendly forum board at: MammothForums.com.   Or if Facebook is your thing check out our page at:  Facebook.com/MammothMountainSnowman

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Looking forward to the 2014 -2015 winter season, Snowman will be back, his main focus will be on Weather & Snow Conditions along with Photo Snow Reports.  We plan on posting every Wednesday of the upcoming snow season.  If we can get a new video sponsor our version of the Video Snow Report will be back as well.

Snowfall wise, it’s way to early to have an idea of what will come next winter. Most of you have heard a El Nino event is on the way. Do not get into the media hype, El Nino events can bring drought or deluge so wait a see.

Mammoth Mountain & Mammoth Lakes Deals: Update Coming Soon

MammothSnowman.com news:  Finally a mobile version of all our local web sites, half of your our on mobile so get ready for a better experience.   Launching by 10-1-2014 or sooner.

We are also looking for new sponsors for the upcoming season.  Call Steve for proof of our effective advertising program to over 125,000 online users each year.

The sponsors on this page have been with us for years so you know we get results. Our offices are located at 420 Canyon Blvd in Mammoth Lakes – 760-709-1351.

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July 23, 2014 Conditions on Mammoth Mountain, California

7-23-2014 – 9:45 AM – Current conditions on Mammoth Mountain: we have clear skies, with highs in the mid 50s and winds gusting to 34 at the main lodge at this time.

Look like clear skis thru Saturday and then some build up and thunder storms are possible once again.

Mountain Bike and Hiking trails are in great shape across the entire Mountain at this time.  The Bike Park is open from top to bottom…. Get more Mountain Biking details at this link. 

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The projected Opening Day for Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is Thursday November 13th, 2014 at 8:30 am.   That opener most likely will be on Broadway via Snowmaking only.

IMG_3810Got Wood?  Thanks Mammoth Firewood – Photo By Steve Taylor

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Looking forward to the 2014 -2015 winter season, Snowman will be back, his main focus will be on Weather & Snow Conditions along with Photo Snow Reports.  We plan on posting every Wednesday of the upcoming snow season.  If we can get a new video sponsor our version of the Video Snow Report will be back as well.

Snowfall wise, it’s way to early to have an idea of what will come next winter. Most of you have heard a El Nino event is on the way. Do not get into the media hype, El Nino events can bring drought or deluge so wait a see.

Mammoth Mountain & Mammoth Lakes Deals: Update Coming Soon

MammothSnowman.com news:  Finally a mobile version of all our local web sites, half of your our on mobile so get ready for a better experience.   Launching by 10-1-2014 or sooner.

We are also looking for new sponsors for the upcoming season.  Call Steve for proof of our effective advertising program to over 125,000 online users each year.

The sponsors on this page have been with us for years so you know we get results. Our offices are located at 420 Canyon Blvd in Mammoth Lakes – 760-709-1351.Mammoth Mountain Photo Snow Report 3-27-2014

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July 21st, 2014 Conditions on Mammoth Mountain, California

9:45 AM – Current conditions on Mammoth Mountain: we have pt cloudy skies, we did pick up some rain on Sunday so you will find some moist and dry dirt on all mountain trails today.

Looks like more rain & thunder later today, before we get a break from the action for a week to 10 days.

Mountain Bike and Hiking trails are in great shape across the entire Mountain at this time.  The Bike Park is open from top to bottom…. Get more Mountain Biking details at this link. 

2014-07-20_0743If your a Mammoth Mountain Forum Member or not, check out a new more local and users friendly forum board at: MammothForums.com.   Or if Facebook is your thing check out our page at:  Facebook.com/MammothMountainSnowman

The projected Opening Day for Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is Thursday November 13th, 2014 at 8:30 am.   That opener most likely will be on Broadway via Snowmaking only.IMG_1271

The view from the top of the Mammoth Rock Trail. – Photo By Steve Taylor

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Looking forward to the 2014 -2015 winter season, Snowman will be back, his main focus will be on Weather & Snow Conditions along with Photo Snow Reports.  We plan on posting every Wednesday of the upcoming snow season.  If we can get a new video sponsor our version of the Video Snow Report will be back as well.

Snowfall wise, it’s way to early to have an idea of what will come next winter. Most of you have heard a El Nino event is on the way. Do not get into the media hype, El Nino events can bring drought or deluge so wait a see.

Mammoth Mountain & Mammoth Lakes Deals: Update Coming Soon

MammothSnowman.com news:  Finally a mobile version of all our local web sites, half of your our on mobile so get ready for a better experience.   Launching by 10-1-2014 or sooner.

We are also looking for new sponsors for the upcoming season.  Call Steve for proof of our effective advertising program to over 125,000 online users each year.

The sponsors on this page have been with us for years so you know we get results. Our offices are located at 420 Canyon Blvd in Mammoth Lakes – 760-709-1351.Mammoth Mountain Photo Snow Report 3-27-2014

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July 20th, 2014 Update from Mammoth Mountain, California

8:03 AM – Currently on Mammoth Mountain we have clear skies, we did pick up some rain over night, but not enough to get the dirt on the hill wet.

Mountain Bike and Hiking trails are in great shape across the entire Mountain at this time.  The Bike Park is open from top to bottom…. Get more Mountain Biking details at this link. 

2014-07-20_0743If your a Mammoth Mountain Forum Member or not, check out a new more local and users friendly forum board at: MammothForums.com.   Or if Facebook is your thing check out our page at:  Facebook.com/MammothMountainSnowman

The projected Opening Day for Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is Thursday November 13th, 2014 at 8:30 am.   That opener most likely will be on Broadway via Snowmaking only.

IMG_1737^ Arrowhead Lake –  Anyone up for a swim and rock jumping?

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Looking forward to the 2014 -2015 winter season, Snowman will be back, his main focus will be on Weather & Snow Conditions along with Photo Snow Reports.  We plan on posting every Wednesday of the upcoming snow season.  If we can get a new video sponsor our version of the Video Snow Report will be back as well.

Snowfall wise, it’s way to early to have an idea of what will come next winter. Most of you have heard a El Nino event is on the way. Do not get into the media hype, El Nino events can bring drought or deluge so wait a see.

Mammoth Mountain & Mammoth Lakes Deals: Update Coming Soon

MammothSnowman.com news:  Finally a mobile version of all our local web sites, half of your our on mobile so get ready for a better experience.   Launching by 10-1-2014 or sooner.

We are also looking for new sponsors for the upcoming season.  Call Steve for proof of our effective advertising program to over 125,000 online users each year.

The sponsors on this page have been with us for years so you know we get results. Our offices are located at 420 Canyon Blvd in Mammoth Lakes – 760-709-1351.Mammoth Mountain Photo Snow Report 3-27-2014

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July 18th, 2014 Update from Mammoth Mountain, California

9:45 AM – Currently on Mammoth Mountain we have clear skies with thick sub tropical moisture in place.

We also have light winds to 5 mph and temperatures are in the 60/70’s.

Let’s pray the forcasted storms bring in some heavy rains the next two days.  We have had off and on showers over the last week but still nothing has been soaking down into the dry dirt at this point.   The best part of the rain has been the washing away pollen and dust in the area.2014-07-18_0916Mountain Bike and Hiking trails are in great shape across the entire Mountain at this time.  The Bike Park is open from top to bottom…. Get more Mountain Biking details at this link. 

If your a Mammoth Mountain Forum Member or not, check out a new more local and users friendly forum board at: MammothForums.com.   Or if Facebook is your thing check out our page at:  Facebook.com/MammothMountainSnowman

IMG_3794^ Getting ready for Cam to go for his world record back flip.  Read about it here: http://xgames.espn.go.com/article/11228642/cam-zink-attempt-world-record-mountain-bike-backflip

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Looking forward to the 2014 -2015 winter season, Snowman will be back, his main focus will be on Weather & Snow Conditions along with Photo Snow Reports.  We plan on posting every Wednesday of the upcoming snow season.  If we can get a new video sponsor our version of the Video Snow Report will be back as well.

Snowfall wise, it’s way to early to have an idea of what will come next winter. Most of you have heard a El Nino event is on the way. Do not get into the media hype, El Nino events can bring drought or deluge so wait a see.

Mammoth Mountain & Mammoth Lakes Deals: Update Coming Soon

MammothSnowman.com news:  Finally a mobile version of all our local web sites, half of your our on mobile so get ready for a better experience.   Launching by 10-1-2014 or sooner.

We are also looking for new sponsors for the upcoming season.  Call Steve for proof of our effective advertising program to over 125,000 online users each year.

The sponsors on this page have been with us for years so you know we get results. Our offices are located at 420 Canyon Blvd in Mammoth Lakes – 760-709-1351.

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Hello from Mammoth Mountain, California

7-16-2014 – 9:07 AM – Currently on Mammoth Mountain we have cloudy skies with thick sub tropical moisture in place. We also have light winds to 5 mph and temperatures are in the 60’s.

We have a flash flood watch in effect from noon until 9pm today and on Thursday.

Let’s pray these storm bring in some heavy rains the next two days.  We have had off and on showers over the last week but still nothing has been soaking down into the dry dirt at this point.   The best part of the rain has been the washing away pollen and dust in the area.

2014-07-16_0909Mountain Bike and Hiking trails are in great shape across the entire Mountain at this time.  The Bike Park is open from top to bottom…. Get more Mountain Biking details at this link. 

If your a Mammoth Mountain Forum Member or not, check out a new more local and users friendly forum board at: MammothForums.com.   Or if Facebook is your thing check out our page at:  Facebook.com/MammothMountainSnowman

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Looking forward to the 2014 -2015 winter season, Snowman will be back, his main focus will be on Weather & Snow Conditions along with Photo Snow Reports.  We plan on posting every Wednesday of the upcoming snow season.  If we can get a new video sponsor our version of the Video Snow Report will be back as well.

Snowfall wise, it’s way to early to have an idea of what will come next winter. Most of you have heard a El Nino event is on the way. Do not get into the media hype, El Nino events can bring drought or deluge so wait a see.

Mammoth Mountain & Mammoth Lakes Deals: Update Coming Soon

MammothSnowman.com news:  Finally a mobile version of all our local web sites, half of your our on mobile so get ready for a better experience.   Launching by 10-1-2014 or sooner.

We are also looking for new sponsors for the upcoming season.  Call Steve for proof of our effective advertising program to over 125,000 online users each year.

The sponsors on this page have been with us for years so you know we get results. Our offices are located at 420 Canyon Blvd in Mammoth Lakes – 760-709-1351.

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Hello from Mammoth Mountain, California

7-15-2014 – 10:20 AM – Currently on Mammoth Mountain we have clear skies, light winds and temperatures are in the 60/70s.

Looks like a chance for heavy rain the next few days from afternoon thunderstorms.

On Wednesday we even have a flash flood watch in effect and we might see that extended into Thursday.   After that Mammoth Mountain will dry out for the upcoming weekend into early next before the next chance of Thunderstorms return. 2014-07-15_1019Mountain Bike and Hiking trails are in great shape across the entire Mountain at this time.  The Bike Park is open from top to bottom…. Get more Mountain Biking details at this link. 

If your a Mammoth Mountain Forum Member the site was moved and is now not working.  One of our local friends is hosting a new forum for us to use.  Here is the link: MammothForums.com.

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Looking forward to the 2014 -2015 winter season, Snowman will be back, his main focus will be on Weather, Snow Conditions along with Photo Snow Reports. We plan on posting every Wednesday of the upcoming snow season.

Snowfall wise, it’s way to early to have an idea of what will come next winter. Most of you have heard a El Nino event is on the way. Do not get into the media hype, El Nino events can bring drought or deluge so wait a see.

Mammoth Mountain & Mammoth Lakes Deals: Update Coming Soon

MammothSnowman.com news:  Finally a mobile version of all our local web sites, half of your our on mobile so get ready for a better experience.   Launching by 10-1-2014 or sooner.

We are also looking for new sponsors for the upcoming season.  Call Steve for proof of our effective advertising program to over 125,000 online users each year.

The sponsors on this page have been with us for years so you know we get results. Our offices are located at 420 Canyon Blvd in Mammoth Lakes – 760-709-1351.

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July 12th, 2014 – Hello from Mammoth Mountain, California

10:26 AM – Currently on Mammoth Mountain we have clear skies, lights winds and temperatures are in the 60s.

We have had several bursts of rain the last few days, but it is still very dry on most the trails out on the hill.

Mountain Bike and Hiking trails are in great shape across the entire mountain. Cheers to the mountain bike crew for keep things in top shape this season and for all the new stuff going in.

The Bike Park is open from top to bottom at this time…. Get more Mountain Biking details at this link. 

  • Today Sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.
  • Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 53. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
  • Sunday Sunny, with a high near 78. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

If your a Mammoth Mountain Forum Member the site was moved and is now not working.  One of our local friends is hosting a new forum for us to use.  Here is the link: MammothForums.com.

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Looking forward to the 2014 -2015 winter season, Snowman will be back, his main focus will be on Weather, Snow Conditions along with Photo Snow Reports. We plan on posting every Wednesday of the upcoming snow season.

Snowfall wise, it’s way to early to have an idea of what will come next winter. Most of you have heard a El Nino event is on the way. Do not get into the media hype, El Nino events can bring drought or deluge so wait a see.

Mammoth Mountain & Mammoth Lakes Deals: Update Coming Soon

MammothSnowman.com news:  Finally a mobile version of all our local web sites, half of your our on mobile so get ready for a better experience.   Launching by 10-1-2014 or sooner.

We are also looking for new sponsors for the upcoming season.  Call Steve for proof of our effective advertising program to over 125,000 online users each year.

The sponsors on this page have been with us for years so you know we get results. Our offices are located at 420 Canyon Blvd in Mammoth Lakes – 760-709-1351.

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Mammoth Mountain Snow Report 3-29-2014

3-29-2014 7:45AM – Good morning from Mammoth Mountain, we have a Winter Storm Warning posted from late today thru the night time hours.

As of 7am at Main Lodge we have winds to 40 mph with a temperature of 28, up at 11,053 feet winds are peaking at 70 mph with a temperature of 21.

Chairs 9, 12, 22, 23 and 25 are on wind hold at this time.  I would expect more to be added to the list by 8am….

Tonight’s storm could bring 7-10 inches in town and a good 12-18+ inches from Main Lodge on up to the top of Mammoth Mountain.  Sunday is looking to clear out fast for a epic spring powder day.

By Monday the next powder event is on the way with snow by late in the day and into Tuesday.  That snow should be some nice and light powder.  Some forecasts show the snow as light as 20-1.  Amounts could be in the 12-24+ inch range for some epic powder skiing and riding!

If you want a taste of some powder today is the time to pack the car and drive up.  I would plan on staying thru Wednesday for epic powder skiing and riding. If you need lodging your can book it right here at MammothSnowman.com, use our Mammoth Lakes Lodging link.

Mammoth Mountain Snow Report – 10-14-2013

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10-14-2013 9:00 AM – Current snow conditions at Canyon Lodge & Main Lodges, we picked up 1 inch of light snow on Sunday Morning.

So that brings us to 4 snowfalls in October. It’s not adding up to any base, but at least something is getting in here.

I think it’s a sign of good things to come this Winter.

Mammoth Mountain Snow Report – 10-14-2013 – 7:43 AM

Current Base: There is no base, just spots that have accumulated a bit snow we have picked up over the last 3 weeks. Areas that get a lot of sun are melted off fast.

Canyon Lodge = Moist Dirt to a Dusting, Main Lodge = 0-2 inches, MC Coy Station = 0-3 inches, Top = 0-3 inches

Ski area crews have been working hard to get the mountain ready for the upcoming ski season. We should be seeing snowmaking equipment coming out in a week or so with snowmaking planned anytime after October 21st in a normal year.

The image below was taken from The Paper Route Mountain Bike Trail. The View of Twin Lakes from Paper Route on Mammoth MountainHere are the images we got last week – 9-22-2013 photo gallery.

FYI over the next 7-10 days we will be changing up our web site format, content, menus and adding in a mobile version for all your smart phone users.

We are also adding in some new bloggers to the site. That will really pick up the stoke big time this season with insane images and some fresh trip reports from inbound and out of bounds. If you would like to be a blogger here at www.mammothsnowman.com, contact us today.

Weekly Video Weather & Snow Reports will be starting with the next storm or when snowmaking begins. Going to be the best season ever at Mammoth Mountain and at MammothSnowman.com.

Mammoth Mountain Winter Outlook 2013-2014 – First Call

mammoth-lakes-pines-cones38-5-2013 – First off it’s way to early to make a call on next winters weather, but we always do anyway.

Snowman is more like the natives and takes a look at the plants and trees.

The Fir Trees are always the first thing I watch.  This summer we have massive cones forming on them and they are peaking out early.

I have never seen a drought year follow these massive cones when seen in July and August. Looking at my notes from over the years, 65% of the winter’s that follow are above average while 35% came in at 90-110% of the average.

For now I am going to enjoy this epic summer, but I got that feeling that it’s going to DUMP this upcoming winter on Mammoth Mountain.

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Get your wood piles ready early and get in shape now for all those endless powder days that are sure to come at some point in time.  I just hope it’s 2013-2014 when that happens once again.  That big winter of 2 years ago seems like so so long ago.

Snowman out….

PS:  The Mammoth Weather Dweeb says that when he see’s trofing in August it’s a good sign of things to come for the upcoming winter.   cpc_NAM_f120wbg

Mammoth Mountain Snow Report 1-30-2013

1-30-2013 – 4:30PM  Hello from the slopes of Mammoth Mountain.  Snowman here with you with a quick update.

Check out our fresh images and our version of the Mammoth Mountain Video Snow Report below.   We will have more footage for you on Thursday, we have Tele Kelly ready to show you what it’s like along with The Weather Guy.


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Mammoth Mountain Snow Report 1-24-2013 1:43PM

1-24-2013 – 2:16PM We have about 5-10 Inches of new heavy wet fresh snow out on Mammoth Mountain at this time.

This morning we found everything from powder, heavy powder and a few dust on crust section’s over on chair 22.

The steep runs over by main seemed to have less of the dust on crust effect.  The Runs off of Chairs 3, 5 and Gold Hill had some of the best snow we got to sample this morning.

As of this post, the snow has stopped for now, but we could see some more showers later today.  Looks like there is a good chance the top will not be touched until the morning.

Should be a great weekend out on the hill with windy conditions on Saturday and a few snow showers on Sunday.


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Snowman out…

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Mammoth Mountain Snow Report 1-24-2013 6:32 AM

1-24-2013 – 6:32AM – Good Thursday to You from the slopes of Mammoth Mountain.

Snow Report & Conditions: We picked up about 3-6 inches of heavier base snow last night and we still have moderate snow falling at time this morning. This new snow should mold well with the current base we think.

Snowman will be out first thing to check it out. Look for a Mammoth Mountain Video Snow Report to be posted later today.

Snowman out….

Mammoth Mountain Snow Report 1-22-2013

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Mammoth Mountain Weather Update 9-30-2011

9-30-2011 – 3:07 pm – We have been getting some rain as seen on this radar loop capture we got.

Not much, but some thunder and a few heavy down pours.  We have even seen some hail mixed in with this event here in Old Mammoth and up at the Mammoth Mountain Main Lodge.

We got this shot from off the back deck out here from out in old mammoth.  You can see the top of Mammoth Mtn in this photo.

The big news is the still the forecast big event for the middle of next week If that forecast is right we will have snow on the ground from 8000 feet up by this time next week.  Yes snow on the ground!  The chart below shows up to 3 inches of water coming into the area.

Up on the hill that could add up to about 20-30 inches of heavy snow.  Perfect to start building the base… opps but might be a bit early?

Here is the day to day forecast for the upcoming event.

Mojo helps to fuel these events.  When ever the red graph gets in the #5 area we get some good snow 7-10 days after.  We are right on track with this event.

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Mammoth Weather Guy – Mammoth Mountain Winter Outlook 2011-2012

The Mammoth Weather Guy has posted a winter outlook.

“It appears that this season will probably mirror last season.    That means there will likely be snowfall in November, maybe even late October, probably a prolonged dry spell mid-winter again, followed by another snowy Spring.  Overall, snowfall will likely be above normal, but not as heavy as last season, with another July 4th closing date.”  W.G.

Find his updates posted here: http://discovermammoth.com/the-mammoth-weather-guy/