Welcome to the FALL of 2017.

This page is in constant development and you will see additional tools over time. Although this page is geo-site specific to Red and Granite Mountains near Rossland, BC, many of the tools apply to much of the Pacific North West.

For more information about weather in general, see weather and meteorology.


Last Updated September 12, 2017

It’s the fall season and winter is just around the corner! Hopefully there will be more rain in the forecast and dampen down the fire hazard.

After the long hot and very dry summer, I’m thinking back to what an old-timer told me when I first started working at Red Mountain. He said that hot and dry summers are followed by cold and snowy winters!

Get out and enjoy!

CAA Kootenay/Columbia Forecast

Visit the Canadian Avalanche Center web site for the latest regional weather forecast and avalanche conditions. Don’t forget to help support the CAA and their valuable services to the alpine community!

Current Conditions

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Red Mountain Resort Snow Report

BC Highway Information – Drive BC Web Site

DriveBC Highway Cams

Weather and High Elevation Cams

Environment Canada – Silver Star Doppler Radar

BC Interactive Fire Map

Lightning Map – North America


Environment Canada – High Elevation Text Forecast

Environment Canada – Traveller Text Forecast

Red Mountain Resort Official Forecast

Canadian Avalanche Association – Kootenay Boundary Forecast

Shred FX – Canadian Snow Forecast

The Weather Network – 14 Day Trend

US National Weather Service – Climate Prediction Center – 30 Day Outlook

Weather Discussions

Cliff Mass Weather BlogNEW!

Forecaster Blog – Canadian Avalanche Association

Mountain Weather Forecast – North West Avalanche Center

Advanced Forecast Tools


Zoom to area of interest, play with the weather overlay controls on lower right, go to the Windy TY web site for 12 day forecast options!

U of WA – Precipitation Forecast, 180 hour – Eastern Pacific Ocean

U of WA – Precipitation Forecast, 72 hour – Pacific North-West

U of WA – Snowfall Forecast, 72 hour – Pacific North-West

U of WA – Surface Temperature and Surface Wind, 72 hour – Pacific North-West

U of WA – Temp/Wind @ 5000′, 72 Hour – Pacific North-West

U of WA – Temp/Wind @ 4000′, 72 Hour – Pacific North-West

* See all about MJO in Wikipedia – note that plot points in phases 2/3/4/5 range are conducive to precipitation events in the Pacific North-West. In particular, plot locations in phases 3 and 4 herald a return to westerlies, where storms track in a westerly fashion resulting in our best snow conditions in the Pacific North-West.

Weather imagery and data courtesy of AccuWeather, UNISYS, University of Washington – Atmospheric Sciences, The Weather Network, Canadian Avalanche Association and Environment Canada.

Special thanks to the Canadian Avalanche Association for their Kootenay Boundary Weather Forecast

Special thanks to Red Mountain Resort for their Web Cam feeds.

Special thanks to Whitewater Ski Resort for their Web Cam feeds.

Weather plot snow/wind graphs, page layout and page maintenance by Digital Synergy