Welcome to the FALL of 2019.

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.

Ullr’s Stormcast

December 6, 2019 – 8:00 AM

We have had several snowfalls that are persisting as early snow pack in the high alpine. Not enough to ski on yet but, hopefully, a harbinger of much more to come!

Chances of some snow tomorrow … Unfortunately, no major storms till at least mid month – see the Cliff Mass Weather Blog

Kootenay High Elevation Forecast

Today..Periods of snow. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Snow level near valley bottom.

Tonight..Periods of snow. Amount 5 cm. Snow level near valley bottom.

Saturday..Snow ending late in the afternoon then cloudy with 40 percent chance of rain showers. Snowfall amount 5 to 10 cm. Snow level rising to 1700 metres late in the afternoon.

Courtesy Environment Canada


Weather Video courtesy of The Weather Network

Columbia Avenue, Rossland, BC – Live View

Current Conditions

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For a guide to weather map symbols, see here.

Red Mountain Resort Snow Report

Whitewater Ski Area Snow Report

Drive BC Highway Information

Drive BC Highway Web Cams

Silver Star (Vernon) Doppler Radar

Canada Weather Stats

BC Interactive Fire Map

Lightning Map – British Columbia

Latest Earthquakes – Pacific North West


High Elevation Text Forecast – Env. Canada

Traveller Text Forecast – Env. Canada

Red Mountain Resort Forecast

14 Day Trend – Weather Network

Climate Prediction Center – 30 Day Outlook

Weather Discussions

MJO – Maden-Jullian Oscillation (Wikipedia)

El Niño (Wikipedia)

La Niña (Wikipedia)

Cliff Mass Weather Blog

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 upper 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


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

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.

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