Author Archives: Michael Fagin

22 Mar

Jet Stream

Mt. Everest Weather

Jet Stream.  The subtropical jet stream, the Himalayan Plateau and Mt. Everest. The strongest large-scale wind system, the subtropical jet stream is the steadiest wind belt in the upper troposphere. The weather feature is only semi-permanent – big weather such as cyclones and fronts can temporarily displace it. When shifted, it often splits into several smaller

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16 Dec

Glaciers

Mt. Everest Weather

Glaciers and retreating glaciers is an important issue for mountaineers especially for Mt. Everest and the rest of the Himalaya. Also important to areas north and west of here into the Karakoram where K2 is found. From the Sanksrit term “himalayah,” meaning “abode of snow,” the world’s most mountainous region houses 18,065 glaciers, leading to

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10 Aug

Asia Weather

Rain Patterns Monsoon

Asia Weather and rainfall patterns of the Asian monsoon, it’s increasingly being found, are dominantly steered by differences in temperature between northern India and sea surface waters. The differentiation makes pressure differentials, which stir winds and develop rainy weather patterns. The last fifteen years have been a welcomed reprieve from the previous fifty-year dip –

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24 Jun

Monsoon- Asia 2017

Mt. Everest Weather

Asian Monsoon Summer 2017. The present  near neutral but above average ENSO state may shift into a weak El Nino this summer or fall. What does that mean for central Asia? When it does arrive, the phenomenon instigates underlying effects on the weather that have an established, intermittent history of drying the monsoon and thus devastating

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17 Aug

Tropical Storms

Mt. Everest Weather Forecasting, Trekking Everest, Trekking Nepal

The 2016 North Indian Ocean Cyclone Season The three names for tropical storms, hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones all refer to storms with the same characteristics and can bring harm to climbers and others. The titles reflect regional differences in describing the same phenomena. Hurricanes originate in the Atlantic Basin. Typhoons in the Pacific and Cyclones

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11 Jun

The Deadliest Mountains

K2 Weather, Karakoram Range Weather, Mt. Everest Weather

The deadliest mountains claim dozens of lives annually. In the US May-September in California and Washington are the most deadly times and places to climb, composing about 40% of the US’ mountaineering fatalities. Colorado sees nearly half of California’s accidents. Alaskan injuries are on the rise due to increasing tourism. Cause of Dealth There are

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20 Jan

Snow in the mountains winter 2015-16

Snow Mountains

Snow in the mountains winter 2015-16 is, at large, deeper than popularly predicted. As of Jan. 16th 2015, the Alaskan snow in the mountains (snowpack) is at 191% of its historical mean. In the contiguous states, California has 132%, Colorado has 105%, Washington has 102%, Oregon and Utah have 120%, and Idaho and Montana have

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