Welcome to the WINTER 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.
Please always remember that weather forecast accuracy, as a rule, decreases as one looks farther ahead in time due to the turbulent and ever changing nature of our atmosphere.
The general storm track continues to slide down the BC and Washington coasts and will continue for the near future. .
48 Hour Synopsis – Updated February 16, 2019 @ 8:00 AM
Today..Periods of snow. Amount 2 cm.
Tonight..Snow. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Local blowing snow overnight. Gusty winds. Winds giving local blowing snow overnight.
Sunday..Periods of snow ending late in the afternoon then cloudy. Amount 2 cm except 5 cm near Paulson Summit. Local blowing snow in the morning. Gusty winds. Winds giving local blowing snow in the morning.
The other weather “Gods” are calling for a warmer and drier weather pattern for this winter, but the jury is still out because, as you know, Ullr has a mind of his own! …
Columbia Avenue, Rossland, BC – Live View
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For a guide to weather map symbols, see here.
MJO – Maden-Jullian Oscillation (Wikipedia)
El Niño (Wikipedia)
La Niña (Wikipedia)
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!
Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass – High Elevation Text Forecast and Weather videos courtesy of 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.
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