5-4-2017 – 9AM – Hello from Mammoth Mountain and Mammoth Lakes, California.
At this time we have clear skies with morning lows in the 40s
Today we will have highs in town in the upper 60s, with winds out of the south west 5-15 MPH during the afternoon hours.
Night time lows have warmed into the 40s now. Feels like early Summer in Mammoth Lakes.
The weekend outlook is calling for 15-25 degrees of possible cooling from a cut off low coming down into California. Depending on where the low sets up will determine how much we cool off.
The position of the low as now forecasted by several weather models indicates we could see some rain and snow showers on Saturday and into Sunday.
Cut off lows are a weather mans woes so we will be fine tuning the forecast as we watch the low drop into Central California on Saturday.
Last night’s Euro model did show 6-12+ inches from this cut off some time over the weekend into early Monday. Snow levels will start at around 8000 feet on Saturday and drop to 7000 feet on Sunday.
We are only expecting a dusting at this point below 8000 feet, above that it will get white with several inches in the upper reaches of town. Have your chains ready if your heading to the Ski Area this weekend.
Snowman we keep you updated here on a daily basis on what to expect. I do chat with Ted the weather guy on a daily basis to coordinate these forecasts. Snowman out.PS Make sure to check 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
2017 beat all of these with 100+ inches of H20
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)
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I started skiing at age 5, first discovered Mammoth Mountain in 1979 as a youth, and have been a regular visitor since.
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