Rae Lakes Weather?

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Rae Lakes Weather?

Post by jahneee » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:48 am

Heading out next Thursday (September 19) for 3 nights. Is there a trusted weather source you guys use for this area and other Sierra backcountry locations? Thanks!








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Re: Rae Lakes Weather?

Post by TurboHike » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:19 am

CalTopo has a 24hr and 48hr forecast. You can overlay the NWS forecast grid on the Caltopo map. For example, today the 24 hr forecast is zero precip, high of 51*F, and low of 29*F at Rae Lakes. Have a nice trip!

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Re: Rae Lakes Weather?

Post by c9h13no3 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:12 am

You can just click the map here. I find the temps tend to trend a little cooler.

Or just use the rule of 4-5 degrees F per 1000 feet of elevation change. That'll get you in the ballpark.

I ran the loop on this past Saturday in a t-shirt, never used my jacket. At 5:30 AM at Road's End was about 55 degrees. So at Rae Lakes at 10K feet, you'd be about ~30F.
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Re: Rae Lakes Weather?

Post by tie » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:44 pm

c9h13no3 wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:12 am
You can just click the map here. I find the temps tend to trend a little cooler.
That's what I use. Here's Glen Pass: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.p ... 1971982756

There's also https://www.mountain-forecast.com/ . But when I've tried it, their forecasts have been way off (predicting too cold, much colder than forecast.gov or reality).

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