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Weather forecast for last weekend of July 2016

Postby Fletch » Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:15 pm

I'm headed to for a 3 night trip out of Lake Edison. Bear Creek Trail to Lake Italy and the summit of Mt. Gabb. Can anyone who's been up recently give me a weather forecast? Overnight low temps? Rain?

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Re: Weather forecast for last weekend of July 2016

Postby rlown » Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:21 pm

http://www.weatherforyou.com/reports/in ... california if this is what you mean..

I prefer the NOAA site, but do the search.

The skeeters will be your friend.. :)

Also, don't try and predict the weather a week out.. Look at the weather maps, and the forecasts the day before you go. More accurate at the time of departure.
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Re: Weather forecast for last weekend of July 2016

Postby ERIC » Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:08 pm

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Re: Weather forecast for last weekend of July 2016

Postby maverick » Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:53 pm

HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
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Re: Weather forecast for last weekend of July 2016

Postby Fletch » Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:17 pm

Thanks. 50's at Edison. 40's at Kaiser Point. I'm guessing mid-30's overnight at 11,000.


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Re: Weather forecast for last weekend of July 2016

Postby seanr » Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:44 pm

Actually, Maverick's link was a point forecast (probably for Gabb) for about 12,000 feet. 30's in places where cold air pools seems like the coldest you should expect at this point, but 40's might be as cold as it gets on your trip. Keep an eye on the thunderstorm forecast. 20% actually indicates a decent chance of experiencing thunderstorm activity at some point. If it rises to 40% or more, getting wet becomes likely.

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Re: Weather forecast for last weekend of July 2016

Postby Fletch » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:42 pm

Thanks! The point forecast was exactly what I was looking for. Looks like it's going to be warmer than I had thought.


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Re: Weather forecast for last weekend of July 2016

Postby SSSdave » Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:47 am

I plugged in Lat: 37.29833°N Lon: 119.10333°W that is the location of "Kaiser Point" on Mavericks weather link. A reverse map lookup shows the station is at the microwave transmitter near the top of Kaiser Pass off on the Whitebark Point dirt road to the vista viewpoint. We sometimes overnight there before starting backpacking trips because the elevation is high. Nice to know they now also installed a remote weather site there.

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Re: Weather forecast for last weekend of July 2016

Postby seanr » Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:38 pm

I, too, enjoy Whitebark Vista and, yes, the top of the page shows the Kaiser Point weather station, but if you scroll down the forecast is not for there. Maybe everyone reading already knows this, but the point forecast is for Mount Gabb area:
21 Miles SSE Mammoth Lakes CA
 37.37°N 118.79°W (Elev. 11929 ft)

I almost made a dash to Recess and Hilgard last weekend and may not have enjoyed the heat. Looks like the chance of thunderstorms will bring some pleasant conditions as I head north from Saddlebag this weekend with cooler days, mild nights, and substantial breezes.

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Re: Weather forecast for last weekend of July 2016

Postby freestone » Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:44 pm

Here is a NOAA interacive map where you can select a layer.The Observations layer can be drilled down to the reporting station such as Tyndall or Charlotte Lake. Short range to 72 hours, I think.

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/
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Re: Weather forecast for last weekend of July 2016

Postby seanr » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:12 pm

If you check the active fires box, this will show smoke and is smartphone friendly: https://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/

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