[at-l] Weather craziness

Jim Bullard jim.bullard at gmail.com
Sun Dec 5 08:06:50 CST 2010

That doesn't surprise me Ryan. Cold air is more dense and therefore heavier
then warm air so it tends to flow downhill like water. Mountain valleys are
frequently colder than higher up. Of course wind and other factors come into
play but friends who are into winter climbing tell me they often encounter
warmer temps at the summit than were the case down below. I live on a hill
and walk to the post office daily which is across the river. In winter,
crossing the bridge at the bottom of the hill is frequently the coldest part
of my walk.

Jim Bullard

On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 11:07 PM, Ryan Crawford <nayrdrofwarc at gmail.com>wrote:

> Quite often times during the winter months you'll find inversions occuring
> under crystal clear skies.  I had my encounter up on Moosilauke quite a few
> years ago.  I kept trying to find the decent weather to go hiking in the
> Whites...yet alone during the winter.  Everytime I would get almost to the
> top to get nailed by the weather, whether it be clouds or wind.
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