After a disappointing winter for snow sports, Mammoth and Lake Tahoe are bracing for wintry storms during the Memorial Day weekend.
Forecasters are calling for accumulatons of up to 6 inches in the high country Friday and Saturday, from a storm system dropping down from Canada. Snow levels were expected to reach 5,500 feet.
A warming trend should kick in Sunday and Monday, forecasters say. Until then, highs around the lake will be in the 50s.
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I belatedly came across this thread.
I drove from Yosemite to Mammoth Lakes on the Saturday evening of Memorial Day weekend, and there was fresh snow on the trees for a fair amount of the highest altitude part of the drive. It could have been New England in December.
I flew in and out of SFO over that weekend, and according to my car's thermometer, the temperature ranged from 27 to 80 F over the weekend!
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Originally Posted by rwoman
Wow - that's quite a temperature difference!! And I thought going from high 80's-90's in the US to 60 in the UK was crazy!
In the spring months you cn have some crazty temperature contrasts....especially in the midwest such as Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois where you go 100 miles you go from 80s to 30s.
Its also common in the pront ranges of the mountians...like in denver on some warm days it can be in the 90s but you go to the other side of the mountains its in the 30s.
The past couple years here where I live in the Seattle area due to a La Nina winter there has been heavy snowfall. Last year in early august there was still feet of snow at Mt Rainiers visitors centers. Yosemite was similar with a delayed summer.
Thus peak summer mountain meadow flower season was pushed back by 6 weeks or longer from late July do early September...a few weeks later you could have had peak flower season along with fall color changes occuring.