SPRING of 2024.

This page serves to aggregate many sources of relevant weather data and information found on line and is in constant development. We hope that the information here serves the outdoor sports community in helping make better decisions about their outdoor activities.

Although this page is geo-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. And, for discussions about the bigger issue for our planet, see climate.

Please be aware that weather forecasts are very fluid and dynamic, they are in constant change. To this I present the “Five Day Rule of Weather Prediction” from Cliff Mass from his weather blog at https://cliffmass.blogspot.com .

“Predictions of severe or exciting weather for more than five days out should be considered with caution. Be VERY careful of hyping forecasts for longer periods. Be aware of the uncertainty of big events predicted at longer lead times.”

Ullr's Stormcast

It’s springtime in the Koots! We are into a typical spring skiing scenario in the higher Alpine – warm days and cool nights – melt/freeze cycles. Beware of south facing slopes as the temperature rises!

Red Mountain Resorts is officially closed for the season and our daily storm forecasts also end. Have a happy summer and see you next ski season!

Windy.com – Precipitation/Wind/Pressure Overlay 10 day Forecast

Here is the SpotWX for Red Mountain Resort base elevation over the next three days.

As always, before you go, review your regional avalanche forecast:

Avalanche Canada’s –  Mountain Weather Forecast

North West Avalanche Center’s – Mountain Weather Forecast

Current Conditions

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North America - Surface Temperatures
Today's Jet Stream
North Pacific Surface Analysis

For a guide to weather map symbols, see here.

Canadian Surface Analysis
Doppler Radar - Spokane, Washington
Water Vapor Animation

Click on image to view animation

Advanced Forecasts

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

Eastern Pacific - Enhanced Infared - 24 Hour Animation
Pacific North-West - Enhanced Infared - 3 Hour Animation

Acknowledgements

Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass –  High Elevation Text Forecast courtesy of Environment Canada.

Precipitation Forecast Video courtesy of The Weather Network

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

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.

Layout and page maintenance by Digital Synergy

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