The Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center maintains the most comprehensive real-time
mountain weather data network in the US.
It includes snowpack, wind, temperature and precipitation telemetry data as well as weather forecasts for the
Northwest Cascades and Olympic mountains from fall through spring. Telemetry data is sampled hourly and the links below reflect
data collected in the past 24 hours. It is helpful to compare precipitation to temperature at a given elevation to reveal rain vs. snow accumulation.
Please click on an area of interest, or mouse over link to load graphic plot of past 24 hours.
Click on a logo to access these links:
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Localsnow.com and localsnow.org
provide live camera feeds and links to area ski resorts, highway departments, mountain weather data and forecasts. With the high altitude jet stream constantly modulating
the air flow across our mountain ranges we need to stay informed
, lest we find ourselves
featured on the Disaster News Channel
. May to November can be unpredictable in
the Pacific Northwes. Even with summer hiking, mountain biking, camping
or rock climbing, it could be important to know trail conditions. These can change in a
matter of hours, especially at elevation. Some trails in the spring are closed until
mid June. We are fortunate that the US Forest Service is using visitor feedback to keep the
online information up to date.
Localsnow.org seeks to cover the so-called Pacific Northwest region, which includes the
Cascade and Olympic Mountain ranges of Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, the Northern
Sierra of California and the northern extent of the Rocky Mountain range as it crosses the border from Idaho and Montana into British Columbia and Alberta.