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Temps with highs in upper 30's?

Postby XAIPE » Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:45 pm

I am doing a North Lake, French Canyon, Seven Gables, Bear Lakes, Royce Lakes, and Puppet Lake 7 day trip starting this weekend. The forecast, however, says highs will be in the upper 30's. Is that correct/normal for this time of year? That seems cold to me. Here is where I am getting it:

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.ph ... tType=text

Let me know if you guys have any thoughts.



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Re: Temps with highs in upper 30's?

Postby AlmostThere » Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:58 pm

Given it was that cold when I came over New Army Pass a couple weeks ago, I can believe it.

50% chance of snow tonight up there - yeah, gonna be cold. But it also says it will be warming up again starting Friday.
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Re: Temps with highs in upper 30's?

Postby sierramel » Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:25 pm

Yes. It snowed at Mammoth above 9,000 feet at the end of August. We're expecting more unsettled weather over the next few days. This time of year is always iffy where the weather and temps are concerned. I can never usually be found on the trail after the end of August.
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Re: Temps with highs in upper 30's?

Postby maverick » Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:04 pm

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Re: Temps with highs in upper 30's?

Postby BrianF » Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:34 pm

I am also heading to that area for next week and was just checking the national weather service pinpoint forecast for Vee lake (as forecast out of Hanford office) and it shows daytime temps up to the 50s by sunday. Be prepared for cold temps for sure, the troughs coming through have kept the temps well below normal
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Re: Temps with highs in upper 30's?

Postby XAIPE » Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:40 pm

Thanks all! I did some more playing around and it looks like that where I originally clicked must have been taking into account higher elevations or something. I have explored more and found highs also in the 50's where I am going - much better. I was worried it would be pretty cold for fishing! We are prepared for this low, but it would make the trip less fun - keep those 60 degree highs coming!
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