Map, Compass & GPS

Map, Compass & GPS
Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Monday, March 25, 2013

Weather Forecasting: Thunderstorms

The following is my latest post found at  This post is about backcountry forecasting thunderstorms.

In the backcountry, weather forecasting is an important skill for the hiker to have. Learning the basics is an important first step.

Previously, I posted a short article about using your GPS to monitor barometric pressure while in the backcountry and think it worthwhile to cover a few other topics concerning in-the- field observations starting with thunderstorms.

Let me begin by stating that forecasting begins at home. Monitor your local cable channels and radio stations to get a broad, general idea of the weather conditions before an outing. Further refine that information by checking Internet sources such as Weather Underground and the National Weather Service’s site.

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