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.