Dennis Mattinson’s 395Travel.com offers great information on one of my favorite haunts: the eastern California Sierra Nevada and California White Mountains area. For example, his weather forecast page is encouraging (thunderstorms are terrific):
A change in our pattern to a cooler wetter one well be effected by three storms. First Hurricane Odile is moving north towards Tuscan and Nogales. It will provide enough moisture in the air from humidity to assist with the second storm moving thru the PACNW today. So a chance of mountain showers and thunderstorms thru Friday. Wrap around moisture from the third storm, a smaller low off the CA coast will keep thunderstorms chances going into Sunday for Mono County.
I have been working with my friends over at Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District on placing two cameras atop one of the Inyo’s highest peaks.
Views from the Dry Owens Lake (Lone Pine area) all the way to Bishop and beyond! The cams are available from our home page under Owens Valley South / Owens Valley North on the left side menu. The view is awesome anytime.
Great near the environmental disaster known as Owens Lake e.g., the toxic dust created from Los Angeles diverting the water supply, though recent court-ordered inflows have helped. As per Wikipedia (and my eyes in driving past it en route to Death Valley):
More commonly, periodic winds stir up noxious alkali dust storms that carry away as much as four million tons (3.6 million metric tons) of dust from the lakebed each year, causing respiratory problems in nearby residents.