<<"Also, on several postings I noticed a reference to a particular weather
forecast that everyone felt was very reliable for the Bernese Oberland
region. Can someone remind me of what it was? Right now I'm simply
looking at The Weather Channel forecast on-line.">>
Take a look here:
Might be Meteoschweiz:
Some is not available in English; some is. Maps are maps.
<"(we have a car)">>
Usually, a waste of money better spent on enjoying the trains. Not much use in Grindelwald. Might be helpful for day trips though...with 5 people, rail fares ( or rail passes) add up. The problem is, with day trips to cities...where do you park and how much does it cost? Answer " A lot."
Here are some things to look into:
Luzern (local German spelling)
and, one that is not so obvious, but particularly useful in bad weather:
Brienz itself is OK, maybe take the boat, but a visit to Jobin raises the level:
Every time I am in the area, I go there and buy a music box for my granddaughter's collection.
www.jobin.ch/cms/cms.a sp?lg=EN&page=258&LF=3&p= ASP\Pg258.asp
High altitude hikes in cloudy weather may be safe, but the problem is that you take them in order to see the magnificent scenery. Clouds make that difficult.
Note, however, that cloud in the alpine regions come in layers. Keep in touch via webcams
Check Männlichen, as well.
and tourist offices, while remembering that the forecasts often are unreliable before 48 hours in advance, and local spots of sun or rain will drive a forecast of "rain." There are a lot of microclimates. I often visit Zürich during a "rain" forecast, have some clouds and showers, then a sunny day.
See attached for "layers"