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Weather Forecast for The Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County provided by Dennis Mattinson, Eastern Sierra Weather Forecaster

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Southern California Edison Warns of Possible Public Safety Shutoff Due to High Winds

A Community Crew Vehicle from Southern California Edison (SCE) has been prepositioned at Millpond Recreation Area. This is in advance of possible Public Safety Power Shutoff or PSPS to prevent our electric system from becoming the source of ignition, due to high winds this week. The following areas may be affected by temporary power shut […]

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Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack Has Officially Declared Drought Conditions in California

This will likely come as no surprise to most of those living in Inyo and Mono counties. On March 19, AgnetWest.com posted a story on U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack designating 50 of 58 counties in California as being primary natural disaster areas because of recent drought conditions. Secretary Vilsack sent a letter to […]

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Caltrans Video Highlights Maintenance Crews During January’s Winter Storm

BISHOP – The first major winter storm of 2021 brought plenty of snow and blizzard-like conditions to eastern Kern, Inyo, and Mono counties. Major arteries shut down due to the sheer volume of snowfall, and maintenance crews from Caltrans District 9 went into around-the-clock rotations as they worked against Mother Nature to reopen roads for […]

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Experienced skier dies when discovered upside down in deep snow.

Experienced skier dies when discovered upside down in deep snow | Snow Immersion suffocation suspected A 52-year-old skier from Oceanside, Calif., identified by the Mono County Sheriff’s Office as Stephen Aragon, died last week after he was found upside down in deep snow at Mammoth Mountain ski resort. The official cause of death is under […]

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Caltrans says U.S. Highway 395 is now fully open all the way to Nevada border

As of 3:00 this afternoon, maintenance crews have fully reopened U.S. Highway 395. It took almost a full week to clear the highway after last week’s snowstorm. Besides lots of snow, there was the added danger of avalanches along U.S. Highway 395. According to Caltrans District 9 Facebook page, Caltrans crews working non-stop finally cleared […]

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Driving During the Winter Season

BISHOP — Caltrans would like to remind the traveling public to practice caution and be prepared for winter weather throughout Eastern Kern, Inyo, and Mono counties. With winter storms set to arrive beginning tomorrow, motorists need to be ready for whatever conditions the weather may bring. When visiting higher elevations, drivers are reminded to keep […]

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Air Quality Index Guide: Protect Yourself from Harmful Wildfire Smoke | Mammoth Lakes Air Hazardous

The current air quality index for the Town of Mammoth Lakes is 429 for Sunday, September 20. On September 14, 15, 16, and 17 the index topped out at 500+. The best link to what the quality index is in your community or zip code, visit: AirNow.gov.  Another local link is the Great Basin Unified Air […]

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National Weather Service | Lower Temps, but windy…not good for fire situation

The one thing that most firefighters will tell you is that they could do without is wind. Hopefully, things will not get completely out of control in what is turning out to be a devastating fire season here in California. How and where you can find the most complete weather information is at the U.S. […]

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