Weather, Road and Avalanche Conditions (updated 5/27/99)

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Avalanche and Weather Conditions

California Avalanche and Weather Conditions

California Road Conditions

Avalanche and Weather Conditions

AccuWeather, Inc--maps, forecasts and data

Avalanche Information--educational information on the types, causes and conditions under which avalanche form.

Canadian Avalanche Association--latest avalanche bulletins, avalanche courses, accident information, weather and satellite images.

Cascade Ski Report--dedicated to Northwest skiing and boarding. Your quickest resource for current northwest ski conditions including backcountry avalanche forecasts and current local weather.

CNN Weather--4-day weather forecasts for more than 7,200 cities worldwide.

Colorado Avalanche Information Center--snow avalanche forecasting and education center

CSAC--CyberSpace Avalanche Center, forecasts, data, information and education. Avalanche conditions for Europe, Canada and the U.S.

Intellicast--weather reports, information and forecasts

Interactive Weather Information Network--National Weather Service active weather and storm advisory network for all areas in the U.S.

National Weather Service--forecasts and satellite data for any part of the United States.

National Weather Service, Western Region--forecasts and satellite data for the Western Region, which is just about everything west of the Rockies. This page has convenient links to all of the local NWS offices in the Western Region as well as to all other regions and offices in the U.S.

Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center--avalanche forecasts for the western U.S. including California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center--avalanche forecasts for Washington, northern Oregon and southern British Colombia.

The Weather Channel (TWC)--a five-day forecast for any city in the U.S.  

Weather Underground--the weather underground with reports on any city with storm warnings and ski conditions

Westside Avalanche Network--in affiliation with the American Association of Avalanche Professionals

Worldwide Weather Information--gain access to weather reports from all over the world through this aviation oriented site.

Yahoo Weather--weather maps, satellite images, storm center, weather reports for around the world

California Avalanche and Weather Conditions

Central and South Sierra Nevada Weather--(760) 873-3213 or (619) 934-6611

Central California Weather--(916) 646-2000 or (800) 795-5988

Mammoth Avalanche Bulletins and Mammoth Snow Report--(619) 934-8866

Mount Shasta--daily weather and avalanche conditions--(530) 926-5555 (by the Fifth Season) and the US Forest Service web site for reports on weather and avalanche conditions on Mount Shasta the Mount Shasta Avalanche Hotline (530) 926-9613.

Tahoe Basin--Central Sierra Avalanche Bulletins, or call (530) 587-2158

California Road Conditions

Caltrans--statewide road conditions on the web. By phone, if calling within California--(800) 427-ROAD (7623) or if calling from outside California--(916) 445-ROAD (7623).

Caltrans Sonora Junction Maintenance Station—(760) 872-0601 or Caltrans Bridgeport Maintenance Station—(760) 932-7055 (for status when Highway 108, Sonora Pass Road, will be opened in the spring).

Caltrans Lee Vining Maintenance Station—(760) 647-6391 (for status when Highway 120, Tioga Pass Road, will be opened in the spring).

Lake Tahoe Hotline--(702) 831-6677

Yosemite Road Information--(209) 372 0200

California Sno-Parks--Parking in a Sno-Park without a permit can result in a hefty fine of $75.00. Sno-Park Permits can be purchased at many backcountry ski shops and various stores. For information where the permits can be purchased and a map of the Sno-Park areas, contact:

California Department of Parks and Recreation
P.O. Box 942896
Sacramento, CA 94296
Phone: (916) 324-1222

Backcountry_Resource_Center--Paul Richins, Jr.

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