Sierra Wave Media

Eastern Sierra News for June 18, 2024





Sunrise at Farmers Pond
Photo courtesy of Rob Miller

The Owens Valley / Mammoth Lakes
Dennis Mattinson, Weather and Atmospheric Forecaster
Sierra Wave Media / KSRW-FM 92.5 
The Next Atmospheric River is set to impact our area tonight into Wednesday, bringing waves of subtropical moisture with it. Snow levels remain in flux due to the varied location of the core of the subtropical jet. Generally levels should be 7K – 8k feet before dropping on Tuesday. Early snowfall estimates today thru Wednesday; Main Lodge 30 – 40 inches, Summit 38 – 48 inches. Waves of rainfall will impact lower elevations, with wet ground leading to more rapid runoff with this system. Whoa, a break in the action is now looking possible Thursday into early Friday. But the Climate Prediction Center is now showing above average precipitation thru the upcoming weekend…DMATT
Bishop and The Owens Valley (KBIH elev. 4121 ft / 1246 m)
Monday: Mostly sunny —> mostly cloudy. 59 / 35
Tuesday: 70% showers. 57 / 30
Town of Mammoth Lakes (elev. 7129 ft / 2172 m)
Monday: 20% isolated snow —> 60%. 36 / 28
Tuesday: 90% snow heavy at times. 36 / 25