White Mountains 4000 Footer Weather Forecasts
A one-page listing of weather forecast and trail conditions information for each of the 48 New Hampshire White Mountain 4000 footers.
How many of you spend hours each month searching NOAA, NETC, or Mountain Forecast, typing in mountain names into their tiny search forms on smartphones? I decided to put it all on one webpage instead, with linked and prefilled searches. I originally did this for myself, but I hope you find it useful. The URL is short and sweet too.
Keep in mind that the summit forecast will usually be colder than the approach trails leading to the peaks by approximately 3 degrees for every 1,000 feet of elevation gain. On above-treeline peaks, which are generally 4500′ or higher in the Whites, wind speeds/wind chill will also be less intense below the treeline on mountains with sufficient tree cover.
You can find quite detailed information about all of the approach trails to these mountains as well as advice about winter routes in The 4000 Footers of the White Mountains by Steve Smith and Mike Dickerman, available from Amazon or the Mountain Wanderer Bookstore in Lincoln, NH. It is the White Mountains peakbagging bible.
White Mountains Weather Forecast Sources
NOAA is the US Government Agency responsible for national weather forecasting and their forecast is the gold standard in the United States. Most commercial forecasts are based on the weather information they publish.Mountain Weather Forecast publishes mountain forecasts in a format that many hikers find useful.NETC (New England Trail Conditions) is a local bulletin board where serious hikers post trail-condition information about their hikes which is particularly helpful in determining what type of traction/flotation aids (crampon, microspikes, or snowshoes) to carry in winter and other trail hazards.The Mount Washington Observatory High Summits Forecast is particularly useful for hiking in the northern Presidential Range surrounding the Great Gulf. It loses significance the farther removed you are from Mt Washington, except in cases of extreme regional weather. It is only listed for peaks where it’s relevant.The Presidential Range Avalanche Forecast is published by the Mt Washington Avalance Center.1. Mt Washington (6288′)2. Mt Adams (5774′)3. Mt Jefferson (5712′)4. Mt Monroe (5384′)5. Mt Madison (5367′)6. Mt Lafayette (5260′)7. Mt Lincoln (5089′)8. South Twin Mountain (4902′)9. Carter Dome (4832′)10. Mt Moosilauke (4802′)11. Mt Eisenhower (4780′)12. North Twin Mountain (4761′)13. Mt Carrigain (4700′)14. Mt Bond (4698′)15. Middle Carter Mountain (4610′)16. West Bond Mountain (4540′)17. Mt Garfield (4500′)18. Mt Liberty (4459′)19. South Carter Mountain (4430′)20. Wildcat Mountain (4422′)21. Mt Hancock (4420′)22. South Kinsman Mountain (4358′)23. Mt Field (4340′)24. Mt Osceola (4340′)25. Mt Flume (4328′)26. South Hancock Mountain (4319′)27. Mt Pierce (4310′)28. North Kinsman Mountain (4293′)29. Mt Willey (4285′)30. Bondcliff Mountain (4265′)31. Mt Zealand (4260′)32. North Tripyramid (4180′)33. Mt Cabot (4170′)34. East Osceola (4156′)35. Middle Tripyramid (4140′)36. Cannon Mountain (4100′)37. Mt Hale (4054′)38. Mt Jackson (4052′)39. Mt Tom (4051′)40. Wildcat D (4062′)41. Mt Moriah (4049′)42. Mt Passaconaway (4043′)43. Owl’s Head Mountain (4025′)44. Galehead Mountain (4024′)45. Mt Whiteface (4020′)46. Mt Waumbek (4006′)47. Mt Isolation (4004′)48. Mt Tecumseh (4003′)
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