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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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Dennis Mattinson, Weather 08-15-2022

The Owens Valley / Mammoth Lakes Dennis Mattinson, Weather and Atmospheric Forecaster Sierra Wave Media / KSRW-FM 92.5   MON AUG 15 2022    After a few cumulus build-ups atop the White Mtns over the weekend, storm chances begin to expand today, with the possibility of hybrid wet/dry T-storms. By Tuesday a clockwise flow around the […]

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Dennis Mattinson, Weather, Weekend 08-12-2022 to 08-14-2022

Owens Valley / Mammoth Lakes Dennis Mattinson Weather Forecaster Sierra Wave Media / KSRW-FM 92.5  FRI AUG 12  2022   Our dry pattern looks to persist thru the weekend, then low pressure off the coast finally pulls away and that leaves the 4 Corners high the dominant weather player. So by next Monday afternoon moisture begins to appear, bringing a 20% […]

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Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District Turns its Monitors to Wildfire Smoke

  With extensive protocols to control wind-blown dust off the Owens Lake, Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District’s attention, and monitors, are now turned toward tracking wildland fire smoke impacts across Inyo, Mono and Alpine counties. So far this fire season, which now is pretty much 12 months out of the year, those impacts […]

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Dennis Mattinson, Weather 08-09-2022

The Owens Valley / Mammoth Lakes  Dennis Mattinson, Weather and Atmospheric Forecaster Sierra Wave Media / KSRW-FM 92.5    TUE AUG 09 2022   An area of low pressure along the Oregon / NORCAL coast and high pressure over the Intermountain region, continues to advect deep moisture into our Forecast Area. So PWATs of an inch or greater […]

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State Route 190 in Death Valley National Park to Remain Closed into Next Week

INYO COUNTY – State Route 190 will remain closed through at least next Wednesday as Caltrans maintenance crews continue to clean up after last week’s flash floods. Approximately 30 miles of the highway were partially or fully buried under flood debris within Death Valley National Park following Friday’s storms. Since beginning work to clear State […]

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Wildfire Education Academy Invites Residents to Join Virtual Session on Home Hardening and Defensible Space Projects August 15, 2022

  The fifth session of the Eastern Sierra Council of Governments (ESCOG) Citizen’s Wildfire Education Academy (Academy) will focus on “Home Hardening and Defensible Space Projects.” The session is scheduled for Monday, August 15th at 6:00pm. The session will feature guest speakers Yana Valachovic with the University of California Cooperative Extension, and Crystal Medhurst with […]

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Death Valley Experiences 1,000 Year Rain Event

        DEATH VALLEY, CA – Rain this weekend was a historic event, with nearly a year’s worth of rain falling in three hours. The 1.46 inches of rain recorded at Furnace Creek is still preliminary data, and mere drops away from the all-time record of 1.47 inches. The rain caused widespread damage […]

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Death Valley Roads Closed, 2022 Storm Damage Being Assessed 

DEATH VALLEY, CA – Following yesterday’s wide-spread storm damage, Death Valley National Park roads remain closed. Hard work from road crews allowed visitors who were previously unable to leave the area hotels to be able to carefully drive out with law enforcement escorts. Highway 190 is expected to reopen between Furnace Creek and Pahrump by […]

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Substantial Flooding Within Death Valley National Park Causes Closure – August 5, 2022

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – On August 5, 2022, unprecedented amounts of rainfall caused substantial flooding within Death Valley National Park. All roads into and out of the park are currently closed and will remain closed until park staff can assess the extensiveness of the situation. The California Department of Transportation anticipates it will take four […]

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