February of 2019 All High Sierra Outdoors & Nature News Index


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 16 February 2019

 

Updated
February 15, 2019

 

LATEST HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS
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LATEST HIGH SIERRA GENERAL NEWS
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LAST MONTHS' NEWS

 

Latest
High Sierra Backpacker's News
 Man and Nature

 
February, 2019

Happenings in the relationship between Man and Nature affecting our hike down life's trail through both worlds. We study both the reality created by humans and the uncreated reality reflected in, and tended by Nature. 

The vast majority of our reporting on Nature comes from the American Association of Scientists summarizations of each day's bounty of the peer-reviewed research published by academic institutions and journals around the world.

Our focus is on everything, every living thing and natural process that we will encounter hiking from Lake Tahoe to Mount Whitney, and out the Portal. The birds, the bees, the water, the trees, the granite in the ground under our feet, and the stars in the sky at night.

Our goal of tracking the status and trajectory of everything we encounter and engage as we hike through the Natural World then brings into play everything it takes to put and keep us out there, which covers a plethora of backpacker-related safety, health, fitness, gear, skills, observation, navigation, and, of course, weather and climate issues.
 

Finally, the most deciseive factor we track that predicts the current status and future trajectory of the health and well-being of Nature are the behaviors, science, culture, and arts of Mankind, who are both one of Nature's greatest and worse creations at the same time. We're going to try to make things better at the bottom-line.

We track the alingment of forces affecting the Nature of our hike through Life on this planet.

You will get the latest news from the forefronts of Climate, Bio, Astro, and the hard sciences affecting our engagement with Nature here, typically two days before hitting the corporate press, but a very long time after they've already deeply affected Man & Nature, if the grimness of our purposeful ecological collapse even comes across the pages of the corporate press at all.

You'll get the real deal here.

 

Updated
February 15, 2019

 

LATEST HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS
BELOW

 

LATEST HIGH SIERRA GENERAL NEWS
BELOW

 

 

Trail News Forum

General News Forum

 

 

Caltrans: ALL High Sierra Highway Status 

 

High Sierra Roads & Highway News

 

 

In the Sky

Observation Tools

 

 

LAST MONTHS' NEWS

 

 

Dead Serious

High Sierra Weather

All Snow Reporting Tools

High Sierra Calendar

Sierra Crestline Snow & Temps

 

HIGH SIERRA Mountain Safety Topics & Incidents

ALL MOUNTAIN SAFETY INCIDENTS

 

 

 

Day Length

February 1
10:14:51
Day length increasing +2:02 per day

 

January 1
9:29:49
Day length increasing +0:38 per day

 

WINTER SOLSTICE
December 21
9:32:53
Day length decreasing −0:01 per day yesterday, as daylight contraction ended today. and began expanding.

 

December 1
9:38:23
Day length decreasing -1:12 per day

Last Year's Day Lengths

 

 


Night Skies

Rising in the Late Evening East
Summer Triangle
Night Skies on the Trail Guide

 

Fading out into Sunsetting West
Winter Circle,
Earth-Sky, January 17, 2017.

 

Coming Soon
Summer Triangle, signpost for all seasons,
Earth-Sky, March 2, 2017.

 

December 21
First Day of Winter
NASA: Annual Cycle of Light

 

 

 

Astro Observation Tools

Fermilab Virtual Telescope, all views

Current Star Chart and Sky Wheel for Field Use

The In-The-Sky.org Digital Star Wheel

Backpacker Planning & Study Constellation & Star Chart

 

All Astro-Phys, Stellar, & Atomic News

All Astronomical Data

All High Sierra Weather



Also of Interest
NASA Astro Image of the Day

NASA EARTH OBSERVATORY

AGU Blogosphere

 

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High Sierra Roads & Highways

All CalTrans High Sierra Road Status

High Sierra Road Opening HIstory

YOSEMITE ALERTS

Fed: Tioga Pass Status

 

 

 

 

LATEST HIGH SIERRA GENERAL NEWS BELOW

Trail News Forum

 

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LAST MONTHS' TRAIL NEWS 

 

February, 2019
WEATHER, TERRAIN,  & TRAILS
NEWS

IMPORTANT

Storm Warnings

The Weather Page

On the Calendar

 

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 Updated

 

February 15

WEATHER TRENDS

Weak El Nino Here? To Persist?

NOAA Announces the Arrival of El Nino

 

 

WILD WEATHER

Tropical Transport Mechanism

Atmospheric River Soaks California

 

 

 

February 14

 

MOUNTAIN SAFETY & WILDERNESS ETHICS

Who’s Responsible for Your Mountain Safety?

Should We Stop Rescuing People in Wilderness?

 

 

 

 

February 13, PM

 

STATUS of the WINTER of 2019

Tropical Transport & Storms of February 13

A Strong Start to Sierra Snowpack

 

 

February 13, AM

 

TROPICAL TRANSPORT MECHANISM

Moderate to Heavy Precipitation

 

Two Views
7:30 PST, the 13th

Real Color-CIRA-Sat
13:30 UTC
Tropical Transport Mechanism, credit to RAMMB, CIRA-CSU.
Tropical Transport Mechanism, credit to RAMMB, CIRA-CSU.

Above: 7:30 AM PST, the 13th

Below: 10:45 AM PST, the 13th

Radar-Style
16:45 UTC
Tropical Transport Mechanism, radar-sat view, RAMMB, CIRA-CSU.
Tropical Transport Mechanism, image by RAMMB, CIRA-CSU.

 10:45 AM PST, the 13th

 

NEW !!

TTM LANDFALL FORECAST

 

On the Weather Page

 

All Satellites

 

All Precip

 

All Snow

 

All River Flows

 

High Sierra Backpacker's Calendar

Crestline Reporting Stations, the 10th, click for latest additions...

 

Recent TTM
News & Research


New Measure of Strength and Impacts of Atmospheric River Storms

 

 

 

February 12

 

FOREST, TREES, & CLIMATE

2019 Tree Mortality Report: Forest Succession Underway, Continuing

Forest Service Finds 18 Million Trees Died in California in 2018

 

 

Top of Trail News

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February 8

 

MOUNTAIN SAFETY

Mountain Lion Attack Repelled, Lion Killed in Colorado

A Mountain Lion Attacked a Runner. He Choked It to Death and Escaped

 

 

 

February 6

 

OCEANS, WEATHER, HEAT, & LOTS & LOT OF WATER

Tropical Transport Mechanism Quantification

New Measure of Strength and Impacts of Atmospheric River Storms

 

 

 

February 2

 

WINTER WEATHER & THE UPCOMING POTENTIAL for PCT-JMT LAUNCH DATES

A Calendar Note: Considering the Extremity of the Recent Past

Bookends of Extremity
2015 & 2017 Driest & Wettest Seasons in Modern Times

 

 

 

February 2

THE WINTER into SPRING of 2019

Where are We At?
February 2 Status

SETTING a SEASONAL “MARKER”

 

 

 

 

Top of Trail News

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LAST MONTHS'
TRAIL, WEATHER, & TERRAIN
High Sierra
NEWS
 

 

 

 

LAST MONTHS'
GENERAL
High Sierra
NEWS

 

 

 

LATEST HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS ABOVE

General News Forum

 

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HIGH SIERRA
GENERAL STATUS
&
ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS


NEWS
of
MAN,
NATURE,
&
THEIR VARIOUS
INTERFACES

 

 Updated 

 

February 14

HEALTH, FITNESS, & REGULATORY CORRUPTION

Health & Fitness: We’ve Been, “Rounded-Up.”

Exposure to Chemical in Roundup Dramatically Increases Cancer Risks

 

 

February 13

 

OCEANS, ICE, WATER & FISH: NEW THREATS EMERGING

More Antarctic Lakes, Increasing Ice Shelf Instability

Ice Shelves Buckle & Break Up Under Weight of Meltwater Lakes

 

 

ECO CRASH NEWS: NEW THREATS EMERGING

Hydrate-Capped Undersea Carbon Reservoirs

Undersea Gases Could Superheat the Planet

 

 

THE CLIMATE CRASHING-SHIFTING CLIMATE NEWS

Will Shift? Will Shift Further? Has Been Moving Rapidly!

North American City Climates will shift Hundreds of Miles in One Generation

 

 

 

February 12

 

OCEANS, ICE, & WARMING BOTH

Looks Like at Least 24 inches by 2100

Ars Technica Reviews Recent Sea Ice, Sea Level Research

 

 

OCEANS, ICE, WATER, & THE PAST

Big Changes Here, More Coming

Greenland Ice Cores Link Arctic Sea Ice Loss to Abrupt Climate Events

 

 

Top of General News

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February 10

 

THE BUZZ

Bee More Understanding

How bees Say Cool on Hot Summer Days

 

 

 

February

 

CHANGING THE OCEANS, ICE, WATER, & TEMPS CHANGES LIFE

Big Changes Coming to Planetary Phytoplankton Distribution

Shifting Temps Shifting Ocean Life Shifting Ocean Color by End of Century

 

 

 

February 8

 

THE NATURE of REALITY

Exploiting Ambiguities in the Standard Model: Axions

Kazan University puts forth Ideas on the Nature of Dark Matter

 

 

OCEANS, ICE, WATER, & LOTS OF CHANGE

Remote Petermann Glacier Uncorking Greenland Ice Thought Stable

Cracks Herald the Calving of a Large Iceberg from Petermann Glacier

 

 

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February 7

 

OCEANS, ICE, & OUR WARMING CLIMATE

Estimating Dates for Reaping the Whirlwind

New Models Predict Climate Chaos in wake of Melting Ice

 

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS: HOTTER & HOTTER

Brits See Hot Times Ahead

Forecast Suggests Earth's Warmest Period on Record is ON DECK

 

 

PLANTS, FOREST, & TREES

This Tears the Hundred Year Plan to Shreds...

Northwestern Forest Succession Happening Under Changing Climate

 

 

WEATHER, CLIMATE, & OUR CHANGING WORLD

4th Hottest in 139 Years

2018 NOAA GLOBAL CLIMATE ANALYSIS

 

 

 

February 4

 

SMALL SIERRA NEVADA MAMMALS

Elevation Keys Diverse Pika Population Responses to Changing Climate

Pika Survival Rates Dry Up with Low Moisture

 

 

PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOREST HEALTH 100 YEAR PLAN in TROUBLE

Human Growth Drives Climate & Weather Changing Too Quickly for Ecosystems

NW Forest Plan 25 Years Later: Wildfire Losses Up, Bird Populations Down

 

 

 

LAST MONTHS' GENERAL NEWS

 

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More
Nature News

 

Climate Destruction News

 

Trees

Bee News

Bear News

Spider Forum

Bird News

Small Mammals

Frogs and Reptiles

Butterfly News

 

Health and Fitness

Mountain Safety

Mosquito News

Female Trail

High Sierra History

 

Astro-Phys, Space, & Science News

High Sierra Geology News

Fish, Oceans, & Water News

Anthropocene

 

All High Sierra News

 

 

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February, 2019, all, High, Sierra, nature, climate, weather, mountain safety, news, index

 

Originally Published
2019-02-01 14:06:19

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