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#19030 - 10/08/11 06:02 AM Climbing Weather
Bob West Offline


Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 780
Loc: Bishop, CA, USA
Here is the link to the Climbingweather.com website, showing a Mt. Whitney forecast (plus tons of other areas). I don't know the location of the weather sensor being used, but it looks pretty accurate. Perhaps this will be helpful in making the decision whether to go or not go.

http://www.climbingweather.com/California/Mt.-Whitney

Has anyone else used this data? Was it helpful?

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#19032 - 10/08/11 09:30 AM Re: Climbing Weather [Re: Bob West]
Akichow Offline


Registered: 04/07/10
Posts: 659
Loc: SF Bay Area
Looks to me like they are just repackaging the National Weather Service data. But on the National Weather Service site, you get more information (e.g., elevation). I do use the National Weather Service site, now, for all my backpacking trips, and have found it helpful in terms of deciding how warm a sleeping bag I should bring and how robust my rain gear should be.

Here is what I use for Whitney (elevation I choose is close to Trail Camp, but a little higher, so predictions are a little colder). If you click to go close in, you can actually pick out Consultation Lake, Trail Camp, etc.

Link to 7 day forecast near Trail Camp

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#19033 - 10/08/11 12:50 PM Re: Climbing Weather [Re: Akichow]
tacklejunkie Offline


Registered: 10/05/11
Posts: 21
Loc: Ca
Thanks for the updates!
Looks manageable if those crazy Sierra winds don't come ripping through. It seems as though a small bit of the snow may have melted already from the looks of the camera.

Hopefully the trail is easily discernible.
I have compass and maps in case.


Edited by tacklejunkie (10/08/11 12:53 PM)

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#19040 - 10/08/11 06:21 PM Re: Climbing Weather [Re: Akichow]
Bob West Offline


Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 780
Loc: Bishop, CA, USA
Yep, pretty much every weather site gets its info from the National Weather Service, it just requires a little more work to find what a person wants from the the NWS.

I keep forgetting that most folks in this forum seem to be interested in Mt. Whitney information exclusively, to the exclusion of the wider world of mountaineering. Okay, okay, no need to remind me that this is meant to be a Whitney forum...

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#19041 - 10/08/11 08:24 PM Re: Climbing Weather [Re: Bob West]
Akichow Offline


Registered: 04/07/10
Posts: 659
Loc: SF Bay Area
Huh? Scratching my head here.

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#19042 - 10/08/11 08:35 PM Re: Climbing Weather [Re: Bob West]
Bee Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 1261
Loc: Northern California
Originally Posted By: Bob West
I keep forgetting that most folks in this forum seem to be interested in Mt. Whitney information exclusively, to the exclusion of the wider world of mountaineering. Okay, okay, no need to remind me that this is meant to be a Whitney forum...


Actually, I think that it is quite evident that almost all of us do a great deal of our adventures in Yosemite, too (many of the posters are West-Siders). In my case, even more of my time is spent north of Yosemite.

Any and all information is appreciated.
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#19072 - 10/09/11 08:39 PM Re: Climbing Weather [Re: Bee]
Burchey
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Am I crazy, or was this forum created partially because somebody got post-delete-happy on the other one? What gives?

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#19073 - 10/09/11 08:59 PM Re: Climbing Weather [Re: ]
GandC Offline


Registered: 03/21/11
Posts: 246
Loc: SoCal
Can't say as that I'm too crazy about having my posts deleted either.
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#19075 - 10/09/11 09:26 PM Re: Climbing Weather [Re: GandC]
Rod Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 660
Loc: Santa Clarita, Ca. USA
Did posts get deleted on this board? This thread? There are plenty of forums available here to talk about all things climbing,hiking, mountaineering. Whitney is the focus of this forum(hence the nameWhitneyZone Message board> Mt. Whitney Hiking Association)but all things Sierra east and west have been discussed freely without deletion. Some threads should probably end up in chat but I think this board is pretty tollerant of most subjects.

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#19076 - 10/09/11 09:36 PM Re: Climbing Weather [Re: Rod]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7228
Loc: Fresno, CA
Those whose one-liner comments were removed have been included in a PM discussion.

It's difficult to decide when to pull a discussion gone to seed, and the decision was discussed among the mods before anything was done.

We have a chat room forum for the off-topic stuff.

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#19082 - 10/10/11 07:27 AM Re: Climbing Weather [Re: Steve C]
Bob West Offline


Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 780
Loc: Bishop, CA, USA
Gee, I'm sorry I brought up the weather... Yes, Steve, so much for a weather thread...just another unravelling tread...LOL!

By the way, I really enjoy your posts; keep them coming.

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