Hello from Mammoth Mountain and Mammoth Lakes, California.
As of 8:43 AM we have pt cloudy skies and some rain showers in the area. Snow is falling above the 9000 foot level with 4-12 inches of new wet snow on the ground.
Currently with have highs in the mid to upper 30s in town. At Main Lodge it’s 33 and at the top of Mammoth Mountain it’s 29 degrees with winds gusting to 115 MPH.
Expect a chance of rain showers today with snow above 9000 feet. Snow levels look to come down to around 8000 feet tonight as a second system moves into the area. That system will bring a dusting to possibly and inch or two to town.
Above the 8000 foot level it looks like 3-5 inches of heavy wet snow tonight and then 3-5 inches of additional snow on Tuesday morning with snow levels around 7000-7500 feet.
Winds on Tuesday look to be in the 30-55 MPH range for upper elevations and about half that in town.
Weather Summary: Last night we got the first of three systems that will move through the area this week. The storm was way under forecast as nobody saw a foot up top coming in.
The main frontal band of rain and snow is now passed through the area. We should see additional showers with strong winds today. Snow levels will remain high until after dark when the second system rolls in.
Storm #2 has about 1.5 inches of water in it, snow levels will start around 8000 feet and then drop down to 7000-7500 feet on Tuesday. Tonight from Main Lodge up we could see about 3-5 inches of new heavy wet snow and then on Tuesday an additional 3-5 inches of dryer snow.
Storm # 3 will come in on Thursday and it looks a bit weak at this time. We will update you on Tuesday with the amounts we expect from that system.
Long Range: The Forecast calls for warming temperatures and dry conditions setting up for the weekend. That forecast could hold all the way out to day 14 and beyond. However do not be surprised if that also changes as spring forecasting can be way off in the long range.
PS Make sure to check our Snowman’s Mammoth Mountain Snow Report at this link.
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Mammoth Mountain & Mammoth Lakes Weather
Looking Back at some Big H20 Winters
1. 1983 91.0″ H2O (83.7″ @ 4-1-83)
2. 1969 86.5″ H2O
3. 1995 80.0″ H2O
4. 1967 78.1″ H2O (55.4″ @ 4-1-67)
5. 2006 76.0″ H2O (63.6″ @ 4-1-06) ***
6. 1978 76.0″ H2O (67.8″ @ 4-1-78)
7. 1938 75.2″ H2O
8. 1986 74.0″ H2O (64.0″ @ 4-1-86)
9. 1952 73.7″ H2O
10. 1982 73.0″ H2O
11. 2005 72.5″ H2O (68.5″ @ 4-1-05)
12. 1993 67.1″ H2O
13. 1980 65.8″ H2O
14. 1941 64.0″ H2O
15. 1958 62.0″ H2O
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