Update-3 Snow for Sierras and Rain out West next six days.
- Ski Areas Booming as Expected with Record Snows
- Climate forecast NOAA-WEST-El Nino in Effect-continued cold and wet
- LA Coldest in 60 Years=LA Times…
Update-2 FEB 10…More Rain and Snow on the Way
- Strong PPT all week in LA and San Francisco
- Mammoth Mountain buried by 5-6 ft snow with 3-5 ft more coming!
- Here is DPW recorded real time rainfall over the LA Metro area: City of LA ranges 15-20 in.
- Mammoth Mountain snowfall this season is 299 in with a base of 140-210 in
- NOAA outlook remains cold with less ppt out 2 weeks
Update-1 1/15- 3:25 p Moderate to Heavy Rain through Wednesday
- Burn scarred areas near Malibu have mandatory evacuation because of floods and mud slides; PCH still open.
- Flash flood watch in Effect through 11 pm tonite; sunny weekend.
Wet Winter for the West: Major Storm Coming This Week
According to some weather professionals these series of storms are 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.
Here is current radar for Central CA including LAX and SFO (Intellicast).
- Precip is expected to remain above average in the West Coast for the next 2 weeks.
- Temp is expected to remain above average in the West for the next 2 weeks.
- NOAAA forecast heavy rain for the rest of the week of 1/13/19. CA and NV will get hit hard with several feet of snow in the Sierras.
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. with 3-4 in. of new snow and about 5ft new snow through Thursday1
Here is seasonal rainfall records for downtown Los Angeles:
2017-18 was third driest with 4.79 in.
2004-05 had 37.25 in.
*We are still tracking below Normal through December but will catch up through February.