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Himalaya/Karakoram weather models

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Wondering if anyone with recent firsthand experience can comment on what they used to predict weather in Northern India in both the Himalaya or Karakoram. Heading over there this summer and would especially like something I can use for elevations outside of towns in the 4-6000m range.

 Thanks.

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Thanks for the responses. I'm not going to be paying that much for forecasting, just an exploratory trip and low budget. Would be nice if there was a good international weather stats page I could just check at an internet cafe in Leh or Padum before heading into the backcountry for a week to see what the general trend is in terms of pressure and what not. If anyone has ideas for that let me know.

Thanks, Sam

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Rolando Garibotti wrote a little bit about the model he's been using for Patagonia forecasting recently: 

 

 

Iirc, the Patagonia Vertical site also has information on how to read model data published by NOAA.

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Im curious, this may be a dumb question, but how do these paid services/ people get their models. Do they use info that the public has access to or do they have their own stations/ instruments?

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I would be very surprised if they used their own instruments.  They probably use data mostly available to the public, but a lot of times it isn't very user friendly (thus you pay them to translate/summarize).  Also, I know some numerical models you have to pay to access.

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