Mountain Weather Forecasts for Mountains around the World

I discovered this site yesterday, and had to write a quick post on it to share it. I am planning a hike into the Osceolas this weekend in the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampster. With the weather looking great a few days ago, and today showing rain and possible thunderstorms, the latter would cancel my trip, I am keeping a close eye on the weather.

In doing so, I stumbled across a great site – Mountain Forecast.

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The site’s description is noted as

“Dedicated mountain weather forecasts for more than 11200 (and growing) major summits for climbers and mountaineers, provided for up to 5 different elevations.”

This is highly useful information. When you get to the site, you can search for a mountain directly, with result suggestions:

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Or, you can navigate by Range, Subrange, and Mountain:

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Then, once you get into the mountain’s page, you are presented with some basic information, and if it is not there, you can submit updates

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It even contains climbing notes – I will definitely add mine once I have completed the mountain.

You are also presented with two maps, one a road map with the peaks noted:

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As well as a relief map:

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And finally a listing of the 10 closest mountain peaks:

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But the main information I want to point out, is the weather forecasts. On the navigation at the top of the page for the mountain, there is a section for forecasts. Not only a general forecast for the area, but, forecasts for two elevations!

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One for the peak, and the other for the lowest elevation of the trail. Looking at the peak elevation (top image below), I can see that it is going to be about 10+ degrees colder at the top than at the bottom (bottom image below).

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This is crucial information. Looking at Weather Underground for the area does not give me this detail. This also iterates that I need a warmer layer with me once I get to the summit, and that it is not going to be a calm 65 degrees when I get there.

This is a fantastic tool, and I am glad I stumbled upon it! I hope it is useful for you as well. I have added this under Resources in the Links page on this site.

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