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 to Only 163 in. with 57 in. in March.
- Last Season had 617 in. of snow!
- ’75-’76 had only 94 in.; 2014-15 only 176 in.
- Los Angeles rain still way below normal: 2018 season 3.12 in vs Normal 12.34 in
LaNIna Hell in California
Update as of 1/28 shows above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation for next 10 days. Los Angeles has seasonal precipitation of less than 2 inches season to date and a red flag warning this week with high winds. San Francisco has no rain in forecast. Head to Northern tier States especially Montana for cold and snow. Mammoth did get a foot of snow late last week.
Update 1/24/18 Several inches coming over next 2 days but long term outlook dominated by blocking High Pressure in Pacific
- Outlook through Jan 30.
- Climate below normal ppt through FEB 3, northern tier above normal.
- Mammoth Snow Report 69 in.season to date; last year we got 245 in. in January and 163 in. in February.
- Dry outlook in West next 10 days. Temperatures above normal.
Looks like Montana is the ticket especially Big Sky Resort.
Update 12/29/17 High Pressure in Control Until Late Next week
Looks like finally we may get a breakthrough with storms making it into California. We we will provide a detailed update by Monday.
Update 12/12/17 Dry Pattern Will Continue in California
Jet stream remains far to the North and is variable so even AR storms unlikely. Red flag warning in SoCal with Santa Ana winds brings power line ignition risk as well.
- Rain is Seattle by weekend but nothing big; hope for Montana ppt.
- Ten Day Outlook for San Francisco looks clear no ppt.
- NOAAA 8-14 day outlook dry.
- Sheckter says no change in forecast for MM-persistent West Coast ridge.
- Thomas Fire in Ventura County Unchecked at 20%.
Update 12/10/17 Thomas Fire Threatens Carpenteria
LaNina Dry and Windy Under High Pressure-No Rain in Sight Through Next Week 12/15
Four SoCal Fire Updates on Links Below-Offshore Winds Through Friday
Typical fall weather but late in season has gripped Southern California with persistent high pressure and extremely dry Sant Ana wind conditions. Winds of 35-50 mph will continue through the weekend. Four fires underway but freeways getting better. Check US 101 N of Ventura.See all links below.
NOW 7 Fires with Thomas Fire the Largest and still only 10% Contained; near Ojai and Ventura.
See this map for fire locations-101,405 Now Open-Bad Air Quality from four fires.
SoCal is on Fire from High Winds: Local State of Emergency
Longer Range Forecast: No rain in Sight for Ten Days-San Francisco
NOAA Shows High Pressure in Control through Day Six
Read about +PNA over BC From Sheckter Below……
Howard Sheckter Says this is famous +PNA anchored over BC Canada
Look for some in ppt in Seattle by next weekend 12/16, maybe out >10 Days Far North Bozeman, Montana