Tag Archives | drought

West Coast Weather Update: LaNina Hell Comes to California…Update-1/28

Update-2 Weather.com Confirms Warm Dry Outlook for February Finally recognition of drought conditions. Look for changes in five days or State needs to announce conservation measures. Update-1  Monday 1/29 Skied Mammoth today and snow conditions were OK. Plenty of cover and fast snow. They did a great job of grooming and everybody was having a good […]

Continue Reading 0

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 […]

Continue Reading 0

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 […]

Continue Reading 1

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 […]

Continue Reading 0

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 […]

Continue Reading 0

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 […]

Continue Reading 0

Sierra SnowBlog: A Little Relief Next Week 4/5, Drought… Update-1 4/7

Update -2 The Coot Indicator Look for coots (crane relative) on Little Lake at US 395 South of Lone Pine. Two weeks ago during a warming trend the coots were still there indicating winter was still on. The coots head out of the Eastern Sierras in the Spring. This a Winter Storm arrived. The coots […]

Continue Reading 0

Sierra SnowBlog Oct. 2014: White Is the New Orange

Update 11/5/14 No storms on the horizon for next week in the West, but check out this model for a “polar express” in the East and Midwest also creating a “blocking pattern” for the West: http://wxbrad.com/massive-storm-in-the-pacific-drives-arctic-outbreak-into-the-u-s-next-week/ Massive Storm in the Pacific drives Arctic Outbreak into the U.S Next Week. http://wp.me/p1srzO-1RZ Massive Storm in the Pacific […]

Continue Reading 0

Sierra SnowBlog-Grim Precip Outlook for West Coast Update 1/24/14 PDO

Update 12 N 1/23/14 Accuweather is sticking their umbrellas out calling for rain in San Francisco on Feb 4-but today downgraded that forecast. Unisys gives us nothing for six days.Same for NOAA9mh.gif 720×729 pixels Sheckter offers Hope for early Feb as well: Mammoth Lakes Weather brought to you by Howard Sheckter Montana stormy period ahead. Bridger […]

Continue Reading 0