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2018 High Sierra Mountain Safety: Backpacker Alert Index


So far this year we've achieved



November 28, 2017:

Now thru the Remainder of the Winter Season

Two Issues

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Mid Winter High Sierra Weather Transition Report of 2018


WINTER of 2018


Mid Winter Weather Transition Report


Let me explain how I look at Winter. The Sun just reached its most Southern Point, and is now moving Northward in the Sky, heating the Southern Hemisphere for the second time on its annual trip down to mid-Winter and back.

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January 2018 High Sierra Weather Review: Semi-Classic Stormy Weather, Cool Storms Bring Relief


Early January 2018
Semi-Classic Stormy Weather

Cool Storms Bring Relief

Record Southern California dry streak to end abruptly with strong storm; serious flood risk near Thomas Fire, Weather West, January 7, 2018.

Though the vast persistant High has finally shown weakness and broken down since the third, the real question is, "has the persistant High departed, or just taken a break?"

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Climate Change News: Arctic Out of Balance, Arctic Ocean Rapidly Changing



Ice News
Arctic Out of Balance

Arctic Rapidly Changing

Scientists find surprising evidence of rapid changes in the Arctic,
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, January 3, 2018.


Last Arctic News

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High Sierra Mountain Safety. Hazards & Alerts: Winter of 2018



Hazards & Alerts: High Sierra Winter of 2018

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Observation & Analysis

THE WINTER of 2018

Previous Report
Fall 2017 Hazards & Alerts

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January 2, 2018, High Sierra Weather Situation Observation


 This Jan 2 report is part of our observations of the WINTER of 2018


January 2

High Sierra Weather Situation & Observation

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January 2018 Snow Report: Carson Range



Snow Report

Carson Range
Eastern Mountains of the Tahoe Basin

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