1PM Update from the Weather Guy – After a chance for rain or snow showers today through evening, snowfall develops overnight, becomes heavy during the morning (Sierra cement) before tapering off during the afternoon.
Light snow will likely continue overnight Saturday before increasing and becoming heavy again Sunday morning (colder powder) with snow showers ending Sunday night resulting in a great powder day Monday.
Snowfall increases through this afternoon and tonight before tapering off during the late morning and early afternoon Saturday.
Dry and colder weather returns Sunday for great powder conditions followed by continued dry and warmer weather through most of next week.
Snowfall may return as early as next Friday with a better chance over the weekend with a couple of powder days of cold, dry powder possible.
Snow ends by this evening with a powder day Wednesday under partly cloudy skies and dry conditions. Dry weather should then last through most of Friday with snow likely developing overnight Friday and becoming heavy at times Saturday (riders of the storm) resulting in a powder day Sunday when dry weather returns.
Mammoth Mountain has some great packed powder out on the hill at this time. The base is in the range of 50-120 inches from the bottom up to the top of Mammoth Mountain. Looks like more snow on the way over the next week to 10 days. Yahoo… Ski ya later!
Light snow develops during the day Wednesday, ending Wednesday night with a few inches possible at Main by Thursday AM. Snow develops again Thursday afternoon and night with up to 6”possible at Main by Friday AM. Snow should end Friday morning before the next chance of snow arrives either late Friday night or during the day Saturday with 6” or more possible again by Sunday morning. The rest of Sunday could be dry before more snow, possibly heavy, develops early next week with another chance toward the end of next week. Extended outlook model forecasts are still generally showing the El Nino influenced pattern re-strengthening over the last part of January and into February.
After a dry day today (Friday), light snow returns Saturday to refresh the snow-pack, but not enough snowfall is expected for deep powder conditions. Another light snowfall is possible Monday after a dry day Sunday followed by another chance for light to moderate snow around Wednesday into Thursday next week. The next chance for snow would then be over the following weekend, although current guidance suggests it won’t be a big storm as well. Larger storms are then possible after the 19-20th when extended outlook model forecasts are generally showing the El Nino influenced pattern to re-strengthen over the last part of January and into February.
3-6 inches of new snow on Mammoth Mountain Today… There is a chance for snow showers this afternoon and again Sunday afternoon, but no accumulating snow is expected until Monday PM with snow continuing at times (4-5 waves of snowfall) into the end of next week with multiple powder days starting on Tuesday with Wednesday and Friday mornings probably the deepest.