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Wet Winter for the West: Major Storm Coming This Week

According to some weather professionals this is not yet an El Nino winter just an El Nino Watch which was called on DEC 20 by NOAA.Here are some near term forecast parameters for a wet winter in the West.

Howard Sheckter of Mammoth Weather calls for a series of storms but no El Nino yet just a wet winter pattern for CA .

High surf and a rainy week ahead for Manhattan Beach and the South Bay of LA County.

Here is your NOAA interactive graphical forecast showing all weather parameters that can be tracked in real time.

Mammoth Mountain has a season total of 124 in. of snow with a base of 60-80 in.


2/22/17 Update

CA Route One through Big Sur may be closed because of record 60 inches of rain.

“Other major retreats and resorts around Big Sur have also been shut down as portions of California Highway 1 have been ravaged by winter storms, flooded by waterfalls and cluttered with rocks, boulders and mudslides. A bridge, adjacent to one of the most visited tourist spots on the highway, appears to be damaged beyond repair.”

2/17/17 Update


2/6/17  Update

  • Mammoth hits 374 inches of snow season to date.
  • Los Angeles two day rain should bring season ppt to 17 inches 2X normal.
  • Extended forecast for San Francisco shows rain through Friday the clearing Sat-Monday.


1/21/17 A third major storm is approaching California. An update will be posted tomorrow.

And for CA travelers here are current highway conditions. Check link below as well as other links in articles.

Here is radar for NorCal.

Mammoth Mountain Update.

Los Angeles weather

West Coast Weather Update: LaNina Hell Comes to California…Update-3/18

2018 LaNina Delivers March Storms-Blocking High Pressure Gone! This NOAA site called the change in February and predicts more cold and wet weather ahead. Mammoth Mountain Expects Big Storms in March-Season Has Been Saved!  Snowmaking and Grooming Kept Skiing Good in February Despite only 28 in. of snow. 18 in. of New Snow-Bringing Season Total […]

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LaNina is Here with First Major West Coast Storm of Season in Coming Days

A LaNina Advisory was Issued on November 9 This weak LaNina generally affects climate as follows: “The outlooks generally favor above-average temperatures and below-median precipitation across the southern tier of the United States, and below-average temperatures and above- median precipitation across the northern tier of the United States.” In previous years LaNina has delivered great […]

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Wet and Wild AR Storms Hit the West Coast: LaNina Madness

AR Storms Deliver Record Precipitation-The “Pineapple Express” By now you know it seems like the coldest wettest and coldest winter on the West Coast and the next week will bring even bigger “atmospheric river” storms. Here is an update as well as weather resources: First AR storm dumping 3.5 to 7ft at Mammoth Mountain, 145 […]

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Can El Nino Finally Save the West Coast Winter? Yes!

Update-1… 3/4/16 20-40 inches this weekend: Mammoth Mountain Snowman Report ——- Breakdown of High Pressure Ridge Will Bring Storms Next Week Over the past two weeks El Nino has gotten no respect despite assurances from  NOAA forecasters that El Nino is still in effect and predicted through much of 2016; but a transition to ENSO […]

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West Coast El Nino Update: Storms Stronger to North and Central Sierras in Heart of California Ski Country..Update-2–High and Dry

2/25/16 El Nino is busted for SoCal. Storms for Central and SoCal pushed out till March 8-10. High pressure blocking pattern for CA. Spring is here in February! 2/13/15 No Major Storms on Horizon-Possible Showers in San Francisco Next Week Look for for major precipitation by end of month but for now the High Pressure […]

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Sierra SnowBlog: High and Dry for Next Seven Days But El Nino is Still On!…Update-1

Update-1… Climate Change and El Nino   12/28/15 Even though the full impact of El Nino has not hit the West Coast of the US as of yet there is plenty of unusual weather: Drought in Australia, floods in the UK and tornadoes in TX. Harsh weather hits Texas,Ok, MS and NM. As oil drops to […]

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Stormy Week Boosts Holiday Skiing in the West…Update-1

Update 12/15/15 Polar Vortex Joins El Nino for 2015 Record Warmth Whaaat no Snow in Buffalo yet? Wet period in the West this weekend. Stormy Conditions Bring Rain and Snow to the West A series of heavy storms have brought rain and snow to the Northwest and Northern California. These are pre-El Nino storms from the […]

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Sierra SnowBlog: First Snow of Season-Snowing Now…Update-2

11/9/15 A new storm from the North is bringing a fresh 6 in to Mammoth Mountain with more to come today. Looking out two weeks no major storms are on the horizon. 11/3 Update.. Sierra Snow: 12-30 inches at Mammoth Mountain; will open Thurs Nov 5! Climate Update: Pacific Ocean Warming. LA drought politics. —— […]

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El Nino Update SoCal…10/16///11/11

11/11 Update Strongest El Nino on record! Forecast Shows Very Little PPT Over Next Month Headline in today’s LATimes says the new El Nino forecast will reach far north. But despite strange damaging local storms North of Los Angeles a rainy pattern is not coming over the next ten days. However over 3 months a […]

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El Nino On Steroids in 2015? Stay Tuned…Update-1

Update-2… Great El Nino of 1997-98 Watch for agricultural commodity plays if El Nino kicks in. Good site for Climate Updates. Sign Brad Panovich up on FB. —— Monsoonal Flow in SoCal Brings More Humidity The strong El Nino in 2015 pattern can bring drought relief and more snow for 2015-16 winter season. Last winter was […]

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