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#55792 - 07/23/19 10:04 AM Current weather?
Wiff Offline


Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 67
Loc: LA
Does anyone have a reliable temperature forecast, specifically for Trail Camp? At mountain-forecast.com, the lows and highs seem to be the same, which must be wrong, or I am reading it wrong. And Timberline is not updating. Thanks in advance.

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#55793 - 07/23/19 10:10 AM Re: Current weather? [Re: Wiff]
Wiff Offline


Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 67
Loc: LA
Like, low of 55 at Trail Camp this weekend? Is it actually that warm?

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#55794 - 07/23/19 01:48 PM Re: Current weather? [Re: Wiff]
AdventureUSA Offline


Registered: 07/09/19
Posts: 23
Loc: Santa Monica, CA
Mountain Forecast has been pretty accurate in my experience.

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#55795 - 07/23/19 02:16 PM Re: Current weather? [Re: AdventureUSA]
Wiff Offline


Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 67
Loc: LA
Thanks.

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#55799 - 07/24/19 11:25 AM Re: Current weather? [Re: Wiff]
Kascadia Offline


Registered: 07/23/18
Posts: 24
Loc: PNW - Cascade Foothills
I find the Natl Weather Service (NOAA), in general, to be more accurate than Mountain Forecast. You can get the forecast for the summit and Whitney Portal by typing the location into the search bar on upper left. You can also click on topo map on lower right.

https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=36.5786&lon=-118.2924#.XTih4XdFyUk


Edited by Kascadia (07/24/19 11:26 AM)

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#55800 - 07/24/19 11:55 AM Re: Current weather? [Re: Wiff]
StorminMatt Offline


Registered: 06/20/19
Posts: 46
Loc: Norcal
Originally Posted By: Wiff
Like, low of 55 at Trail Camp this weekend? Is it actually that warm?


Um, no. Think about it. This is warmer than a typical night at South Lake Tahoe, which is only about half the elevation of Trail Camp. Also, ice often forms at the cables section just a little above Trail Camp. This suggests that nighttime lows at Trail Camp are going to be closer to freezing. this time of year. Iím not sure whatís up with Mountain Forecast.


Edited by StorminMatt (07/24/19 12:03 PM)

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#55810 - 07/25/19 07:34 AM Re: Current weather? [Re: StorminMatt]
Halfdomer Homer Offline


Registered: 04/07/16
Posts: 51
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
I usually check NOAA (make sure you have the correct altitude) and also Mountain Forecast. I can make a judgement based on what they both say. Very close to actual temps in my experience.

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#55820 - 07/25/19 05:01 PM Re: Current weather? [Re: Halfdomer Homer]
Halfdomer Homer Offline


Registered: 04/07/16
Posts: 51
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
For example, Mountain Forecast says "Heavy Snow" this evening with 4.7 inches accumulation starting around 5:00PM and NOAA says 80% showers and thunderstorms. Which one is correct on this one is very hard to tell.

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