As of March 30th, COAC has suspended backcountry avalanche advisories and pro observations until further notice.

On March 23rd, Governor Brown of Oregon issued Stay at Home orders for the public regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. The directives are clear in that “to the maximum extent possible, individuals stay at home or in their place of residence.” On March 27th the Deschutes National Forest issued a closure of all developed recreation sites including trailheads and snoparks. COAC is committed to supporting our community, local emergency services, and agency partners and because of this we felt it important to cease operations as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19.   

This decision was not taken lightly. Aside from the need to maintain congruency with the Governors' orders, there are inherent risks with backcountry activities in alpine environments and it’s important to consider unnecessary exposure to COAC forecasters, first responders, and local medical staff in light of the current situation.

We look forward to getting back into the mountains and providing you all with the tools to recreate safely in the backcountry. Until then we thank you for your continued support and wish all our mountain community the best of health and wellness.

Local Weather

Local information: click on snowflakes for detailed data. 

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Real Time Weather

  • Past 24hr infared (real time NW infared imagery)

Weather and Snowpack Resources

  • MesoWest Surface Weather Map (national surface map of all snotel and  remote automated weather stations. Find current weather and more for area of interest)
  • NOAA Snow Information (National Remote Sensing Center provides comprehensive snow obs, analyses, data sets and map products for the Nation, impressive set of snow/storm info)
  • Wallowa Avalanche Center (for the many Central Oregon folks that head east occasionally, the WAC has an excellent site with excellent snowpack assessment, use it if travelling that way)

Snow Analysis Tools

  • Snow Pilot Snow Analysis Reporting (SnowPilot is a FREE software program that allows you to collect snow pit and avalanche occurrence data onto your computer. This data is then uploaded to a database on the web where others can view it and researchers can grab the raw data)