The Mountaineers Books Mountain Weather
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Description of Mountaineers Books Mountain Weather Backcountry Forecasting for Hikers, Campers, Climbers, Skiers, SnowboardersWorking as a broadcast meteorologist, Jeff Renner hears all too frequent reports about weather-related hiking, climbing, and skiing accidents. Hell teach you how to avoid becoming a statistic all it takes is a little basic weather knowledge, pre-trip planning, and vigilance on the mountain. Renner discusses the best information sources to guide you, clues to watch for in the field, and how to analyze it all, with particular emphasis on potential threats due to thunderstorms, mountain winds, snow, and avalanche hazards. If you do get caught under stormy skies, hell tell you how to limit your exposure. The book is filled with tip lists and concrete examples. Renner also includes chapters on weather patterns region by region across the U.S., highlighted by reference maps. Jeff Renner is Chief Meteorologist for KING5 TV, an NBC affiliate in Seattle, Washington. A former flight instructor, he is an avid skier, climber, and hiker. He is the author of Lightning Strikes Staying Safe Under Stormy Skies. FeaturesWritten by Jeff RennerPaperbackReading clouds, wind patterns, snow conditions, and other clues, pre-trip and on the mountain Strategies for safety and survival in adverse weather conditionsRegional mountain weather phenomena to watch for across the U.S.256 Pages
- US Outdoor Store
Working as a broadcast meteorologist, Jeff Renner hears all too frequent reports about weather-related hiking, climbing, and skiing accidents.
Mountain Weather: Backcountry Forecasting for Hikers, Campers, Climbers, Skiers, Snowboarders by meteorologist and outdoorsman Jeff Renner discusses pre-trip and on mountain weather forecasting and interpretation, safety and survival in adverse weather conditions and regional mountain weather phenomena, all necessary skills for any outdoorsperson.
- Mountain Gear
Jeff Renner, chief meterologist for Seattle's NBC affiliate KING-5 TV, provides easy-to-understand basic meteorology of mountain weather. Author: Jeff Renner. Softcover, 312 pages, black-and-white photos. The Mountaineers Books, copyright 2005. Includes discussions of thunderstorms and the strategies for safety and survival during a storm and the flash floods and wildfires that might follow. Provides an overview of the dynamics of wind in mountains, the dangers of wind exposure and guidance for safety in windstorms. Learn the nature of snow and snowpack, finding good snow versus bad, and safe snow versus unsafe snow. Trail notes discuss regional weather characteristics for typical snow zones throughout North America. Comprehensive text is heavy with easily understood illustrations, charts, reference maps, sidebars and helpful appendices.