8-25-2017 – 7AM – Hello from Mammoth Mountain and Mammoth Lakes, California.
The window-cast is showing clear skies to start our day.
Highs will be in the upper 70s in town today with 60s out on Mammoth Mountain and up in the Mammoth Lakes Basin.
Night time lows are in now into the 40s, perfect for a night of camping. Winds are light with gusts 5-10 MPH at times in all areas today.
The threat of T Storms is now gone for about a week to 10 days. Long Range shows a bunch of moisture headed area way from the south in just over a week. Confidence is low in at this time, but we will keep watching.
Air Quality and Smoke: At times Mammoth Lakes is getting lighter amounts of smoke, the forecast for the next few days calls for mornings to be smoke free and then as the day wears on and winds blow out of the west we get the smell of smoke and haze sky’s.
Fall Outlook: Fall looks to start out warm with some early September rains from the south. After that we expect it will be dry well into October with possibly a change around mid month for a dusting of the white stuff.
What we hope to see in mid to late October is a recurving Typhoon that gets caught up in the westerlies and influences are weather here in Mammoth.
That happened last year and we got a ton of base snow from Mc Coy Up. That allowed for skiing off of Cornice on opening day a couple weeks later.
2 Years ago we got it on November 1st by the remenants of hurricane olaf, the ski area opened just a fews day later with 2-3 feet of new base snow at Main Lodge.
As far as November goes is anyones guess at this time.
Have a great Summer Day….Snowman out.
Mammoth Mountain & Mammoth Lakes Weather
Looking Back at some Big H20 Winters
2017 beat all of these with 100+ inches of H20 at Main Lodge
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.