Welcome to the WINTER of 2016/2017.
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.
December 15, 2016
Check out the NOAA Nov, Dec, Jan 2016 – 2017 forecast:
Looking good for lots of early season snow and it gets better as winter progresses!
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!
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Cliff Mass Weather Blog – NEW!
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!
* 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.
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