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Winter Storm Warning in Effect for Mono County Through Friday

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Weather Forecast: A Winter Storm Warning for Mono County and the Town of Mammoth Lakes is in effect from 4pm Wednesday, January 31, through 10am Friday, February 2, 2024.

Total snow accumulations of 1 to 2 feet near and west of US 395 above 7,000 feet, with up to 3 feet near the Sierra crest is forecast. Below 7,000 feet, 3 to 8 inches is expected near US 395 with less than 3 inches in southeast Mono County. The heaviest snow is most likely from late Wednesday evening through Thursday afternoon. Snow levels will generally remain near 6,500 feet from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning, then drop to 5,000-5,500 feet by Thursday evening. Winds gusting as high as 55 mph, with gusts around 100 mph for Sierra ridges is expected.

Road Conditions: Visit the Caltrans Quickmap site for the latest conditions/closures:

  • Please note: In anticipation of the winter storm, the Sherwin Creek Road and Scenic Loop Road gates will temporarily close at the end of the day (1/31). The Mammoth Lakes Police Department will re-open the gates when the road is cleared of snow and deemed safe for vehicular traffic.

Travel Impacts: Travel could be very difficult to impossible with snowfall rates of 2 or more inches per hour at times. Hazardous conditions will impact the commutes from Thursday morning through Friday morning. Strong winds may blow down some tree limbs and a few power outages may result.

Be Prepared: Pack an emergency kit in your vehicle with the following items: flashlight, blankets, extra clothing, water, snacks, towel, gloves, ice scraper, shovel, broom, sand, and carry a spare key on your person in case you lock yourself out of your vehicle. All vehicles, including those with four-wheel drive or snow tires, should carry chains when traveling in snowy weather. Highway signs and QuickMap will indicate when chains are required, and drivers must stop and install chains. Motorists should pull off the roadway completely to install chains. Once chains are installed, obey the speed limit of 25 miles per hour, posted at various locations.

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Be Safe, be Prepared AND be Aware!

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