Weissfluhjoch

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Weissfluhjoch
Weissfluhjoch.jpg
The Weissflujoch
Highest point
Elevation 2,693 m (8,835 ft)
Prominence 64 m (210 ft) [1]
Isolation 0.52 kilometres (0.32 mi)
Parent peak Weissfluh
Coordinates 46°50′00″N 09°48′23″E / 46.83333°N 9.80639°E / 46.83333; 9.80639Coordinates: 46°50′00″N 09°48′23″E / 46.83333°N 9.80639°E / 46.83333; 9.80639
Geography
Weissfluhjoch is located in Switzerland
Weissfluhjoch
Weissfluhjoch
Location in Switzerland
Location Graubünden, Switzerland
Parent range Plessur Alps
Climbing
Easiest route Funicular

The Weissfluhjoch (2,693 m (8,835 ft)) is a summit southeast of the Weissfluh (2,843 m (9,327 ft)) situated in the Plessur Range in Graubünden. Since 1932, a funicular railway (the Parsennbahn) leads to its summit from Davos.

On the Weissflujoch are located several laboratories of the Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research.[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Weissfluhjoch (1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −5.3
(22.5)
−6.1
(21)
−4.7
(23.5)
−2.3
(27.9)
2.6
(36.7)
6.3
(43.3)
9.9
(49.8)
9.9
(49.8)
6.5
(43.7)
3.6
(38.5)
−2.1
(28.2)
−4.6
(23.7)
1.1
(34)
Daily mean °C (°F) −7.9
(17.8)
−8.7
(16.3)
−7.3
(18.9)
−4.9
(23.2)
−0.1
(31.8)
3.1
(37.6)
5.9
(42.6)
6.0
(42.8)
2.9
(37.2)
0.3
(32.5)
−4.8
(23.4)
−7.2
(19)
−1.9
(28.6)
Average low °C (°F) −10.7
(12.7)
−11.4
(11.5)
−10.0
(14)
−7.3
(18.9)
−2.5
(27.5)
0.4
(32.7)
2.9
(37.2)
3.1
(37.6)
0.4
(32.7)
−2.2
(28)
−7.3
(18.9)
−9.9
(14.2)
−4.5
(23.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 99
(3.9)
90
(3.54)
96
(3.78)
83
(3.27)
115
(4.53)
165
(6.5)
182
(7.17)
193
(7.6)
119
(4.69)
78
(3.07)
97
(3.82)
95
(3.74)
1,411
(55.55)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 137.8
(54.25)
126
(49.6)
132.1
(52.01)
109.3
(43.03)
64.2
(25.28)
45.7
(17.99)
16.9
(6.65)
15.1
(5.94)
32.8
(12.91)
52.4
(20.63)
119.2
(46.93)
128.7
(50.67)
980.2
(385.91)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 10.5 9.5 13.0 12.4 14.6 15.5 15.0 14.8 11.4 9.6 11.1 10.8 148.2
Average snowy days (≥ 1.0 cm) 13.4 11.8 15.6 14.5 10.9 7 3 2.1 5.3 7.9 13 14.1 118.6
Average relative humidity (%) 67.1 68.4 72.3 78.4 79.1 79.6 76.4 75.9 71.8 64.5 66.7 64.3 72.0
Mean monthly sunshine hours 134 140 150 141 158 153 180 168 156 163 124 116 1,782
Source: MeteoSwiss [3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Wasserscheidi (2,629 m).
  2. ^ "Weissfluhjoch test site". sfl.ch. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Climate Norm Value Tables". Climate diagrams and normals from Swiss measuring stations. Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (MeteoSwiss). Retrieved 23 January 2013.  The weather station elevation is 2690 meters above sea level.

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