Everest Weather Blog

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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12 Dec

Mt Everest Weather

Mt. Everest Weather, Trekking Everest

Mt Everest Weather- The world’s highest weather station, the South Col site is named after its location: the windswept, relatively snow-free pass between Mt. Everest and Lhotse, the Earth’s tallest and fourth tallest peaks. Sometimes erroneously called the Earth’s third pole, Mt. Everest hosts about a hundred climbs per year- a number that has been

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14 Nov

Mount Everest Winds- The Jet Stream

Everest Basecamp, Mt. Everest Weather

Mount Everest winds- The Jet Stream. What happens high on the slopes of Mount Everest is largely dependent on jet streams high up in the troposphere. The container of the Earth’s weather, the troposphere is four kilometers high at the poles and three times as high at the equator due to variations in barometric pressure.

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05 Sep

Reading Clouds and Barometer in the Field

Everest Basecamp, Mt. Everest Weather

Reading Clouds and Barometer in the Field High-tech radars, satellites and computers aren’t necessary to get a general feel of the weather. Analyzing cloud development and reading a barometer on site can yield several clues that can be used to build a near-term forecast. Evangelista Torricelli invented the barometer in 1643. One of his earlier

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