Hello from Mammoth Mountain and Mammoth Lakes, California.
As of 8 AM we have cloudy skies and some rain showers in the area. Snow is falling above the 8500 foot level with 7-12 inches of new wet snow on the ground from the last 24 hours.
Currently with have highs in the mid to upper 30s in town. At Main Lodge it’s 31 and at the top of Mammoth Mountain it’s 28 degrees with winds gusting to 71 MPH.
Expect rain showers today with snow above 8000-8500 feet.
Above the 9000 foot level it looks like 7-10 inches of heavy wet snow today and then things clear out tonight.
Winds on Wednesday look to be in the 30-50 MPH range for upper elevations and about half that in town. We have one last weak system in play for Thursday that could bring a dusting of new snow to the ski area.
Then we clear out and get spring weather in the area for the weekend. Highs on Saturday mid 50s on the hill with a near 68 town in town. Get your skies and snowboard waxed up and break out the sunscreen.
Weather Summary: So far the forecast has been a total bust with snow levels much higher then we thought. The colder air got pulled to out north yesterday.
QPF has been double what was forecasted. So far over two feet of new base snow has fallen above the 10,000 level with about half that at Main Lodge. Let’s hope snow levels do come down to 8000 feet later this morning.
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.
Snowman’s Live Cam at 8175 Feet on Canyon Blvd
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
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 Fox, ABC, CBS and NBC News. ________________________________________________________
I started skiing at age 5, first discovered Mammoth Mountain in 1979 as a youth, and have been a regular visitor since.
Putting together the Powder Outlook has been a lot of fun over the last 7 snow seasons.