Geek out on weather and find your favorite sites to bookmark when you want to get deeper into snow info. This page is a work in progress. 


NW Avalanche Center
The Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) Forecasting Program is administered by the USFS – Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. The program consists of two USFS avalanche meteorologists based in the NOAA-NWS office in Seattle, and seven USFS avalanche specialists (forecasters) based in satellite locations in Bellingham, Seattle, Leavenworth, Cle Elum, North Bend, WA and Parkdale, OR. LINK HERE


6 to 10-Day Outlooks
NOAA provides a six-to-ten-day outlook with temperatures and precipitation. It's a PDF that changes daily. Take a look. LINK HERE


Snowpack- Daily updates
Yep, the USDA has a very cool PDF that's updated daily, it's their National Water and Climate Center. The map shows current snow water equivalent (SWE). LINK HERE


WSDOT - Mountain pass reports
This is the one! Web cams, traffic, WSDOT weather updates. Add this app to your phone and "favorite" your mountain passes for easy access on your phone. LINK HERE


National Ski Area Association
Become educated on how to reduce the risk of SIS hazards through your own action and awareness. ALWAYS ski or ride with a partner within viewing distance. The website is an excellent resource designed to assist all skiers and riders in educating themselves about the risks and prevention of deep snow and tree well immersion accidents. LINK HERE

Deep Snow Safety
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Study suggests La Niña winters could keep on coming
University of Washington article, October 3, 2022
Forecasters are predicting a “three-peat La Niña” this year. This will be the third winter in a row that the Pacific Ocean has been in a La Niña cycle, something that’s happened only twice before in records going back to 1950. New research led by the University of Washington offers a possible explanation. The study, recently published in Geophysical Research Letters, suggests that climate change is, in the short term, favoring La Niñas. READ MORE