Sweetwater planning, weather forecasts

If you plan to head out to the Sweetwater Summit rally and are looking at the thermometer in the current hot spell, weather comes to mind.

The Nevada Road Weather Information System (RWIS) for this location is still offline after many months. It doesn’t provide forecast information, anyway.

To get a forecast courtesy of modern weather modelling, the National Weather Service point forecast for Sweetwater Summit (38.53N -119.2W Elev. 6842 ft) will get you out a full week.

Keeping cool isn’t the only concern. The agencies are at paranoia level 1 regarding fire. Anita sent along links to Reno Gazette Journal stories on this: Fire restrictions in Western Nevada underway as of July 1 and Fire restrictions start this week — don’t plan on a charcoal grill, campfire, or even an outdoor smoke in these conditions!

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