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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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DMATT’s Weather

SYNOPSIS:   Very complex weather pattern setting up today into the weekend. High pressure will center to our East, over the High Plains / Northern Rockies. This puts our area under a deep SSE flow, opening the door for a surge of Monsoon moisture. Adding to the atmospheric juice, an inverted trough circulating over West Texas under […]

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Record-breaking heat wave! Be prepared for Heat Emergencies

Record-breaking heat wave coming to Eastern Sierra over the rest of this week into next | Be Prepared! Triple-digit weather recently killed nearly 100 people in Oregon with temperatures over three days hitting 116 degrees. Just over the border In Canada, over the past several days, there have been 180 wildfires in British Columbia, seventy […]

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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, 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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Mammoth Statue in heavy snowstorm January 27, 2021

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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