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Status of Factors Directing El Nino
Winter Storm Pattern
Start the Heart of Winter
Below we are tracking specific observations, forecasts, and weather events affecting the trajectory of the Spring Snowpack along this year's specific, unique evolution to open, Summer-condition status for Summertime backpacking.
High Sierra Backpacker News
January & February
Feb 18, 2016.
News, Events, Observations, and Analysis
November and December 2015.
Happy Trails through the New Year...
Happy New Year.
With the advent of the new year many of our thoughts are turning towards planning Summertime backpacking trips.
Just when Summertime conditions emerge along the Sierra Crest is of great importance to large numbers of John Muir Trail and Pacific Crest Trail hikers.
FORCES at PLAY
1> Spin and Cold of the Arctic Circle
2> Central and North-East Pacific High Pressure Zone
3> Location of Fierce El Nino Waters and Thunderstorms
Results So Far
1> Weak Arctic: Low pressure zones are meandering around the Bearing Straight and Gulf of Alaska. Arctic has not chilled down fiercly and spun-up. It's weak.
Here's my typical approach to Fall:
Fall Backpacking Considerations in the High Sierra
Fall is a beautiful time for backpacking the Sierra.