Welcome to the WINTER of 2017-2018.

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.


December 4, 2017

It’s Monday and the forecast is for clear skies and cooler temperatures, finally some sunshine! Unfortunately, the extended forecast is for this pattern to continue for at least the next two weeks due to the return of the Godzilla Ridge. So, what snow you have is what snow you’ll get to work with until just before Christmas.

Get out and enjoy that sunshine!

Avalanche Forecast – Kootenay/Boundary

Visit the Canadian Avalanche Center web site for the latest regional weather forecast and avalanche conditions for the Kootenay-Boundary zone. 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

Drive BC Highway Information

Drive BC Highway Web Cams

Environment Canada – Silver Star Doppler Radar

Canada Weather StatsNEW (zoom in for more stations)

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

The Weather Network – 14 Day Trend

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

Weather Discussions

MJO – Maden-Jullian Oscillation (Wikipedia)

El Niño (Wikipedia)

La Niña (Wikipedia)

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


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