Dry and mild conditions continue for the week. Day time highs will reach the upper 40’s at 8,000 to above 10,000 ft. Nights will be mild at the 9,000-9800 ft elevations with lows barely reaching freezing temperatures. Night time temperatures at elevations above 10,000 ft will reach the upper 20’s. Low temperatures in the Crowley Lk and Long Valley area remain in the teens for the week.
The “Ridiculously Resilient Ridge’” is deflecting a series of warm Pacific storms north into Alaska where flooding and mudslides occurred earlier this week. There is a chance of high elevation snow mid week, but it is more certain that temperatures will fall about 10-15 degrees.
With a huge ridge over the western U.S. the dry spell is expected to continue for at least the next week. The Governor issued a “drought emergency” yesterday.