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#6467 - 08/05/10 12:12 PM Weather in August
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7554
Loc: Fresno, CA
It seems to me there is a scarcity of thunderstorm activity this month.

August has generally been regarded as the time when thunderstorms often dump on Whitney, but watching the web cams, the clouds just aren't building up at all these days.

Interesting....

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#6469 - 08/05/10 02:09 PM Re: Weather in August [Re: Steve C]
Bulldog34 Offline


Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 1254
Loc: Atlanta
Gee Steve, that's 'cuz it got the damn things out of it's system in mid-July when we were out there!

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#6508 - 08/06/10 03:35 PM Re: Weather in August [Re: Bulldog34]
nativensd Offline


Registered: 07/13/10
Posts: 2
Loc: San Diego, California
Do you guys know if the weather forecast is posted at the WP Store? I'll be up in the WP area at several camps 5 days before my actual hike day. So I won't have any electronic weather accesses while I'm camping.
It would be great to know a day before what the forecast is.

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#6513 - 08/06/10 07:11 PM Re: Weather in August [Re: nativensd]
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Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 830
Loc: Oh Cursed, USA
I think Doug has this weather gauge written on a piece of paper in the store:

If it is raining, then it is wet.

Something to that effect when my wife and I were there July 25.

Don't know when you are going, but there are a lot of cumulonimbus clouds to the east from my vantage point here at 1500 feet in Coarsegold.

Judging from the pictures from the webcams, Steve C, looks like they are back!

Now, for the sake of all the Whitney hikers, I wish those clouds would move a little further to the west, so I can fill up my cisterns and have nothing but sunny cool skies for the MWT! I request no lightning strikes since everything is bone-dry.
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#6531 - 08/09/10 07:34 AM Re: Weather in August [Re: nativensd]
wbtravis Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 1251
Loc: Corner of Jack Benny and Roche...
Originally Posted By: nativensd
Do you guys know if the weather forecast is posted at the WP Store? I'll be up in the WP area at several camps 5 days before my actual hike day. So I won't have any electronic weather accesses while I'm camping.
It would be great to know a day before what the forecast is.


There are no guarantees in the Sierra. I have had clear forecasts and been rained all the days I have been in the backcountry.

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