The progression Westward of a very strong subtropical ridge, should bring ECMWF-HiRes 500 mb heights to around 598 – 600 dm (very impressive) over the upcoming weekend. So 850 mb temps look to fall in the 99th percentile of climo, for the period Saturday thru Monday. That equates to a high of 109° in Bishop Saturday, near the all-time record high of 111° set July 10, 2021.
DMATTs Weather Fact: An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued for Bishop and the Owens Valley July 14 until July 17.
Temps around the area today:
Lone Pine: 98 / 70
Ridgecrest: 107 / 70