1/4/23 Update from Mammoth Snowman
158 inches at McCoy, 176 inches up top
Tonight into Thursday the colder portion of the storm arrives with what looks like a “Riders of the Storm Day” for Thursday. Winds will be moderate the mountain should be able to run some lifts to get you to the goods.
Use this link to get our full Mammoth Mountain Weather Discussion.
Mammoth Snow Conditions: Expect packed powder to turn over to fresh powder as the morning goes on with fresh snow falling out on the hill during the morning hours. With the wind and snow once again we can expect the upper and mid-mountain to be on wind hold at times.
Get the full Mammoth Mountain Locals Snow Report at this link.
Roads: Chains or snow tires are required in Mammoth Lakes and up to all the ski lodges. 395 is open and clear this morning. Please note, with the storminess forecast for the next 6 of 7 days, you need to be prepared for winter driving conditions from the top of the Sherwin Grade up to Mammoth Lakes.
While cal trans is understaffed, the crew they have has been doing an amazing job on highways 395 and 203. Just take it slow and chain up if you don’t have snow tires or AWD / 4 x 4. PS:
>>> Remove the Snow from your Car Please… You can get a ticket for leaving snow on the roof of your car, it’s a hazard when it flies off. The heavy sierra cement snow can break out car windows behind you when it shed off. We saw CHP pulling people over and making them shovel it off on the side of the road the other day.
Big California storms of early January 2023:How atmospheric rivers and a bomb cyclone add up to mayhem for California
The atmospheric rivers set to arrive in California are being fed in part by a storm system sitting several hundred miles off the northern Pacific coast.
Read in Los Angeles Times: https://apple.news/Ak4xisYmISQqfD3G9JhB42A
First Big Pacific Storm
The first big Pacific Storm of 2022-23 has arrived and here are some updates and links. Updates coming late PM on 11/7.
Track the storm and areas of major PPT on this NOAA site.Looks like more storms to follow,
Howard Sheckter of Mammoth Weather says heavy snow with blizzard conditions by Tuesday with 4-5 ft of accumulation.
After Opening Day at Mammoth snow has arrived with about 8-10 in and snow expected all week.
Here is Accuweather for San Francisco.with heaviest rain for Tuesday and Wednesday.
Longer term outlook shows above average ppt for NW US to NorCal. LaNina through FEB 2023.