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Q&A What is a place in the U.S.A that is between 40°F - 60°F (5°C - 15°C) year round and doesn't get a ton of rain?

I just wanted to know what place in america has forest, temperature ranges from 40°F - 60°F (5°C - 15°C) year round, does NOT rain for days on end, and rarely gets snow. I tried looking around on...

5 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by System‭  ·  edited 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A What are good ways of predicting incoming weather from the downwind side of a mountain?

There are a lot of mountaineering routes that go up the downwind side of a mountain. Like the CMC route on Mt. Moran in the Tetons or the Gooseneck Glacier route on Gannet Peak. The added danger o...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What signs can I use to navigate a cave if lost?

I'm working on a story where a character gets trapped in a cave but use his knowledge as a weatherman to navigate and escape! Are the any weather-related clues you could use to escape a cave specif...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Jori Richman‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is there such a thing as "heat lightning" without a storm?

Sometimes on a hot, humid day, we see lightning off in the distance. If we're out on a trail or camping in the evening, it's even brighter. It seems to be traveling in almost a sideways motion. We ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Sue Saddest Farewell TGO GL‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Kitesurfing optimal conditions

What are the optimal wind speed, direction, and surf conditions for Kitesurfing? Please provide a description for various ability levels.

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by Dangeranger‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Mountain guide leading towards a thunderstorm - does his explanation make sense?

I just got back from a guided walking trip to high mountains. There was one day when we encountered a thunderstorm - and the guide advised we are OK to proceed with the day's walking, instead of tu...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Bennet‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What weather conditions would lead to lightning strikes before sunrise?

Twice now I have been summitting peaks in Rocky Mountain National Park while getting really early starts to avoid the afternoon thunderstorms. However in both cases I could still see lighting in t...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Heat index vs feels like temperature

I hear it both ways some will say a feels like temperature or a heat index. I want to know if there is a difference between the two and if so what is it. Thanks in advance

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by JIMMYPlay‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why does the 528 thickness lines only appear on weather maps in the future?

I've been learning about snow forecasting in the UK. I've learned an important feature is the atmosphere thickness, specifically the 528 line: Pressure decreases with altitude, and thickness me...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Indicators of good Atlantic Ocean surf conditions

When researching surf conditions, what weather cycles indicate good overall conditions for a North American Atlantic Ocean-based break?

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Dangeranger‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Could this year's unusual warmth harm turtles?

I currently live about 25 miles northeast of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. On February 20-21, 2015, a fairly significant snow and ice event struck the area. On February 29-March 1, 2016, a smaller event...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by cobaltduck‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the snow level going to be in the Atlassian mountains(Toubkal) in the end of April?

The question is should we prepare to snow hiking in the end of April going to Toubkal? How can we predict or make educated guess on snow level? Is there any resource we can monitor snow level in ...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Rudziankoŭ‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I determine if a tent can handle strong wind?

I'm considering to buy a light-weight backpacking tent. My current tent (Hilleberg Staika) is very solid, but also quite heavy (4 kg). I'm looking at various Big Agnes tent models, such as the Sl...

5 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by gerrit‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are there any animal behaviors that can be used to predict weather conditions within a 24 hr time period?

There are many folklore tales of animals being used to predict weather. Just a few examples from the Old Farmers Almanac: When cats sneeze, it is a sign of rain. If the mole digs its hole 2½ fee...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by wanderweeer‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How predictable are the doldrums?

There have been a few Atlantic and Pacific row boat crossings. Poor weather is a significant risk. While it might be nice to row with the wind at your aft (back of boat), it might also be nice to...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What behaviors in bees change just before, during and after a solar eclipse?

I've heard from a friend that some bees exhibit behavioral changes during a solar eclipse event. I'd like to know what the changes are. Apparently there's a cycle that starts as the eclipse begins...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Sue Saddest Farewell TGO GL‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A If you are canoeing on a lake when whitecaps start happening, what is the best direction to get off the lake?

If you are canoeing on a lake and the wind suddenly starts blowing to the point where there are whitecaps, what is the best direction to head to get off the lake? Would it be the shortest way back...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is a 'Whitecap' and why should I be concerned about boating in them?

I heard someone talking about whitecaps and how they could be dangerous for boating but I am not sure I understand, what they were talking about. What are whitecaps and why should I be concerned a...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Where does lightning strike

There was recently a storm near me. T was a lightning storm and I was wondering if it really is true about it only hitting tall things or if it is really just an old wives tale. If it is true why i...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by JIMMYPlay‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Mountain weather archive

Are there any weather, or at least temperature, archives for mountains? I have read that this information is very spotty, that it is not recorded for many mountains. In searching for this data, ho...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Loduwijk‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Criteria for putting up a tent in morning or evening shade

We're going to an area in France where the expected daytime temperature will be 30°C or higher. We use a light brown (beige) coated cotton tent. We have to decide whether to put it up in the mor...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

Question tents camping weather
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Q&A Why do upside down tree leaves mean rain

So I have heard this saying a lot and would like to know if and why this is true because the leaves are upside down now and I have always been confused by this because some have told me nay and som...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by JIMMYPlay‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What conditions would make a weather inversion likely?

An inversion in weather terminology is when the temperature actually rises with altitude, instead of decreasing like it usually does. As the lapse rate can be useful for calculating temperatures a...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How accurate is the 3.5 - 5 degree F temperature drop per 1000 feet rule of thumb?

Related Q (especially its link to inversion): What is the relationship between altitude gain and temperature decrease when mountaineering? This question is concerning the commonly used rule of thu...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Loduwijk‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you assess the weather when getting an alpine start?

When getting an early alpine start (3-5 am or earlier) it will probably be before the sun comes up. Hopefully, the weather will be better in the morning (that is often the point of an alpine start)...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Optimal conditions for windsurfing

What are the optimal wind speed, direction, and surf conditions for windsurfing?

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by Dangeranger‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are possible trekking routes in the Atacama region in Chile in mid April?

I would like to visit northern Chile and particularly the Atacama region. The goal would be to trek in the area, during about 10-12 days. It can be one long route or several shorter ones. What rou...

0 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Giomsen‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the relationship between altitude gain and temperature decrease when mountaineering?

In the absence of inversions, going up mountains will bring you into lower temperatures as you get higher. What is the rule of thumb for how the temperature decreases with altitude?

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Isn't Nor'easter supposed to move from the Northeast to Southwest?

Isn't Nor'easter supposed to move from the Northeast to Southwest, hence its name? But the recent Nor'easter that hit the Northeast US right after Hurricane Sandy seems to have moved from the south...

3 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Anon‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why doesn't it snow much at -30 &#xB0;C?

I live in Canada, and we get a decent amount of snow in the year. However, it is very well known that you never get a lot of snow when the temperature is really cold. For instance, you never get ...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by anonymous2‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Understanding a ski resort weather report

I am planning to learn snowboarding for the first time and would like to take some classes. I am trying to plan a visit to a ski resort and for that I am looking at the weather report shown below a...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is there an interactive map of skiing resorts with snow forecasts?

I'm hoping to find a spot that gets snow in March, where the temperature doesn't get above freezing during the day. I'd like to avoid the AM ice/PM slush conditions that occur in many places in th...

0 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by craig‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Warming cold hands and feet

I'm seeing great tips on here about swinging arms and legs to warm cold feet and hands in frigid conditions, but it dates back a bit. I'm looking to include 'field-tested' info on this in a magazin...

0 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by M Gotthardt‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Dead Canada goose stuck frozen to top of lake

I saw a Canada goose stuck frozen on Ramapo Lake in the Ramapo Mountain State Forest near Oakland, New Jersey. I was told that it had been dead for a while. Can a goose freeze to the ice and get s...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Raimund Miller‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to prevent fingers from freezing?

I am a traffic officer and in winter I always have issues with fingers freezing. Are there any hints besides hand warmers to keep my fingertips from getting so cold they hurt? I direct traffic so s...

4 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Linda Saia‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to get weather forecasts at Yellowstone?

We'll be camping at Yellowstone for a week. What solutions are there to get weather forecasts? I am aware of: NOAA weather radio: would prefer to avoid if there's anything better because it's b...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Mili‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can a rope&bucket used to gather water from a well be kept outside, tied to this well, or does it have to be kept inside?

Is it feasible to tie the rope and bucket to the well and therefore keep it outside or do the rope and bucket have to be kept inside to protect them from harmful weather? Or does the well, bucket ...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by gaazkam‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Do mountains really make their own weather, and if so why?

Forecasts for the mountains generally seem to be somewhere between useless and unreliable. Afternoon thunderstorms, clouds that come out of nowhere, unexpected rain showers, etc... Anyone who has s...

5 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Felix‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Does firewood have to be stored inside or is storing it in a lean-to sufficient?

I've asked this question on Worldbuilding.SE because of what I need the answer for and I learned that: Depending on the climate, I can store the firewood outside with no protection; Firewood shou...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by gaazkam‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Under which conditions are weather forecasts reliable?

All outdoors activities precautions include taking note of the weather forecasts for the day. However, I have seen those forecasts be terribly wrong in many places, even for a two-hours ahead pred...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by MattiSG‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is there a website with current river water levels for Arizona/Utah?

Is there a website that water meters on rivers report to? I am planning a white water river trip and I am worried the river will be dry. I know there are meters on the river but accessing them or f...

3 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by MaskedPlant‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What do surf report terms like "fading WNW swell" mean?

I'm confused about whether these headings refer to the direction of the source of the wind/swell, or the the direction they are blowing into. My understanding is that they are talking about the sou...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by gunit‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How does one dry clothes in humid weather?

What are some quick ways to dry clothes in moist weather?

6 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Jasper‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

Question clothing weather
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Q&A Thunderstorms in the Canadian Rockies in September?

How frequent are thunderstorms in the Canadian Rockies in September? Canadian Climate Normals do not list thunderstorm frequency.

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by gerrit‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How much rain (realistically) could a packaway rain jacket take?

Thinking about getting a small packaway rain jacket to keep in the car for emergencies like this or this. However, I'm slightly worried at the amount of bad weather they could withstand going by ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Al M‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Hiking in France in August - Grenoble

I know that in the mountains around Grenoble there are some huts. I would like to go on a two-day hike and spend a night in such hut. I mean how much snow there is? How low can a temperature drop d...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by user46147‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can I avoid dew by sleeping at higher elevations?

On backpacking trips, I would like to avoid dew because it means either waiting till the sun has come up and dried my stuff off or packing wet things and drying them later. My experience is that d...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

Question backpacking weather
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Q&A How can I tell how much, if any, rain is in an approaching cloud?

I am always amazed when there is a rain cloud moving across the country dropping inches per hour of rain as it goes. In my imagination I try to visualize how the cloud could have carried all that w...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What type of weather conditions would lead to being above the clouds while mountaineering?

Its always been cool to be climbing a mountain and look down, and realize that you are high enough that there are clouds below you. Here are some pictures from Wikipedia of what this looks like. ...

5 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you predict weather with an altimeter while mountaineering and or backpacking?

I do know that if your elevation rises while staying in the same position, the pressure is decreasing and that it is a sign of bad weather incoming and a decrease in elevation means that the pressu...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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