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.
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!
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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