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Know before you go! Any well-prepared backcountry skier, mountaineer, or all terrain excursionist will research the weather before the trip. Here are some of our favorite information sources for getting a good idea of what the conditions are like.

Central Oregon Avalanche Association – Observations

Information provided by Central Oregon Avalanche Association.
Date Title/Location Report Type Position Reporter(s)
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 - 3:58 PM Tumalo Bowl  
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions
No Avalanche Activity
Public Alli Miles
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 - 7:10 PM Friday 11/17/2017 Report KM  
Short Form KM
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 - 11:17 AM Southern update #2  
Snow Conditions
Avalanche Activity
Public Morgan Lipscomb
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 - 10:47 AM Southern Update  
Diamond Lake Area (Baily, Crater Lake, Thielson)
Snow Conditions
Avalanche Activity
Public Morgan Lipscomb
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 - 9:57 PM Bachelor pre opening  
Broken Top Area
Snow Conditions Public Rad
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 - 12:07 PM Wednesday 11/8/2017 Report Austin Gillem  
Short Form Austin Gillem
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 - 8:28 AM Saturday 10/14/2017 Report Aaron Hartz  
Short Form Aaron Hartz
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 - 1:28 AM Wind Slab on Cone  
Snow Conditions
Avalanche Activity
Public Rex Shepard
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 - 8:47 PM EARLY SEASON CAUTION ADVISED  
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions
Avalanche Activity
Public PSA

NWS Forecast for Mt. Bachelor

Forecast information provided by the National Weather Service.
Extended Forecast for

Mount Bachelor OR

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Rain.  Low around 33. Southwest wind around 18 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Rain

    Low: 33 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Rain.  High near 44. Breezy, with a southwest wind 18 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 44 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Rain and
    Breezy

    High: 44 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Rain likely, mainly before 10pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 41. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Rain Likely
    and Breezy

    Low: 41 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of rain.  Partly sunny, with a high near 49. Southwest wind 18 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Rain

    High: 49 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Southwest wind 16 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Chance Rain

    Low: 39 °F

  • Thanksgiving
    Day

    Thanksgiving Day: Rain, mainly after 10am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Breezy.

    Rain and
    Breezy

    High: 44 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Snow likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Breezy.

    Snow Likely
    and Breezy

    Low: 27 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A slight chance of snow showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 39.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers

    High: 39 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A slight chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: 35 °F

For the full report see the NWS Mt. Bachelor forecast

Mt. Bachelor Conditions

Condition information provided by Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort.

Mid Mountain Snowfall

Snowfall measured at 7,300' near the top of the Sunrise Express lift

0"
since 6am today
1"
24 Hour
1"
3 Day
21"
7 Day
114"
snowfall since Oct 1
33"
Snow Depth

West Village Base Snow Fall

Snowfall measured at 6,300' near the bottom of the Sunshine Accelerator lift

0"
since 6am today
1"
24 Hour
1"
3 Day
21"
7 Day
107"
snowfall since Oct 1
39"
Snow Depth

Live Temperatures

38°
Mid-mountain 7,775'
40°
Base Area 6,300'

Mt. Bachelor Telemetry

Condition information provided by Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort.

Mt Bachelor previous 24hr weather report

For range November 20, 2017 03:54 AM PST to November 21, 2017 03:54 AM PST.

Date and time 6300' Base Depth 6300' Base Temp 7285' Sunrise Temp 7800' Pine Temp 8000' Northwest Temp 9000' Summit Temp Base RH Pine RH Summit RH Sunrise Wind Avg Sunrise Wind Max Sunrise Wind Dir Pine Wind Avg Pine Wind Max Pine Wind Dir Northwest Wind Avg Northwest Wind Max Northwest Wind Dir Summit Wind Avg Summit Wind Max Summit Wind Dir
Nov 21, 2017 03:00 AM 34.37 41.15 0 38.54 37.81 n/a 100 100 n/a n/a n/a n/a 36 51 279 50 69 250 n/a n/a n/a
Nov 21, 2017 02:00 AM 36.25 42.08 0 39.57 38.74 n/a 100 100 n/a n/a n/a n/a 29 44 265 46 63 244 n/a n/a n/a
Nov 21, 2017 01:00 AM 35.18 41.96 0 39.74 38.78 n/a 100 100 n/a n/a n/a n/a 25 36 259 41 56 240 n/a n/a n/a
Nov 21, 2017 12:00 AM 35.85 41.03 0 39.62 38.78 n/a 100 100 n/a n/a n/a n/a 24 33 252 41 53 240 n/a n/a n/a
Nov 20, 2017 11:00 PM 37.18 41.04 0 39.09 38.37 n/a 100 100 n/a n/a n/a n/a 27 38 273 43 55 243 n/a n/a n/a
Nov 20, 2017 10:00 PM 37.28 40.15 0 38.68 37.95 n/a 100 100 n/a n/a n/a n/a 31 44 280 45 62 246 n/a n/a n/a
Nov 20, 2017 09:00 PM 37.68 39.3 0 37.76 37.08 n/a 100 100 n/a n/a n/a n/a 31 43 284 46 65 251 n/a n/a n/a
Nov 20, 2017 08:00 PM 37.88 38.67 0 36.94 36.13 n/a 100 100 n/a n/a n/a n/a 30 40 280 44 56 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Nov 20, 2017 07:00 PM 37.95 38.09 0 35.94 35.17 n/a 100 100 n/a n/a n/a n/a 28 39 282 41 56 252 n/a n/a n/a
Nov 20, 2017 06:00 PM 37.48 37.8 0 35.5 34.69 n/a 100 100 n/a n/a n/a n/a 29 42 281 47 62 256 n/a n/a n/a
Nov 20, 2017 05:00 PM 38.39 36.12 0 34.83 34.37 n/a 100 100 n/a n/a n/a n/a 22 38 262 47 66 255 n/a n/a n/a
Nov 20, 2017 04:00 PM 38.49 35.53 0 33.78 33.55 n/a 100 100 n/a n/a n/a n/a 20 35 240 47 64 256 n/a n/a n/a
Nov 20, 2017 03:00 PM 38.49 35.71 0 33.74 33.39 n/a 100 100 n/a n/a n/a n/a 26 51 243 50 71 252 n/a n/a n/a
Nov 20, 2017 02:00 PM 38.89 37.25 0 34.83 33.87 n/a 100 100 n/a n/a n/a n/a 38 60 277 57 80 246 n/a n/a n/a
Nov 20, 2017 01:00 PM 38.89 37.72 0 35.13 34.15 n/a 100 100 n/a n/a n/a n/a 37 57 272 56 79 251 n/a n/a n/a
Nov 20, 2017 12:00 PM 39.29 37.84 0 35.19 34.13 n/a 100 100 n/a n/a n/a n/a 43 77 271 67 102 250 n/a n/a n/a
Nov 20, 2017 11:00 AM 39.16 37.5 0 34.84 33.91 n/a 100 100 n/a n/a n/a n/a 47 79 265 72 99 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Nov 20, 2017 10:00 AM 39.49 36.56 0 34.35 n/a n/a 100 100 n/a n/a n/a n/a 50 78 274 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Nov 20, 2017 09:00 AM 39.9 36.64 0 33.97 32.29 n/a 100 100 n/a n/a n/a n/a 44 69 273 20 99 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Nov 20, 2017 08:00 AM 39.89 35.33 0 33.55 32 n/a 100 100 n/a n/a n/a n/a 44 71 240 0 0 239 n/a n/a n/a
Nov 20, 2017 07:00 AM 40.36 32.57 0 33.49 31.93 n/a 100 100 n/a n/a n/a n/a 43 74 220 0 0 239 n/a n/a n/a
Nov 20, 2017 06:00 AM 40.06 30.69 0 32.5 31.39 n/a 100 100 n/a n/a n/a n/a 39 76 207 0 0 239 n/a n/a n/a
Nov 20, 2017 05:00 AM 39.92 30.62 0 31.71 30.72 n/a 99 100 n/a n/a n/a n/a 38 61 214 0 0 239 n/a n/a n/a
Nov 20, 2017 04:00 AM 39.92 30.35 0 31.54 30.65 n/a 100 100 n/a n/a n/a n/a 38 59 209 0 0 239 n/a n/a n/a

Northwest Weather & Avalanche Center

Forecast information provided by Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center.
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Mt Hood

Special Avalanche Bulletin i

Issued: Mon, November 20, 2017 at 6:10 PM PST

Issued: 6:10 PM PST Monday, November 20, 2017
by Dennis D'Amico

NWAC avalanche forecasts apply to backcountry avalanche terrain in the Olympics, Washington Cascades and Mt Hood area. These forecasts do not apply to developed ski areas, avalanche terrain affecting highways and higher terrain on the volcanic peaks above the Cascade crest level.

The first regular Avalanche Forecast will be issued Tuesday evening, valid for Wednesday November 22nd.  The full winter forecast schedule will follow through mid-April.

Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended on Tuesday, especially above treeline due to an incoming storm system that will bring locally heavy precipitation and a strong warming trend. Poor and generally wet snow conditions along with increasing avalanche danger are expected in all areas by late in the day. 

Snowpack Analysis:

Avalanche and Weather Summary

Valid Tuesday November 21st

Our incredibly active November continues with another storm Sunday afternoon through Monday morning that dropped about 4-6" of snow in the Cascade Passes, 10-13" of snow at Mt. Baker, Paradise and the upper elevations of Crystal Mountain while Mt. Hood saw mostly rain into their above treeline elevation band. Light rain and snow showers followed Monday afternoon.  Areas below 5000' may have seen a natural shed cycle Sunday through Monday during periods of above freezing temperatures and/or rain.  

Ski Area Reports

On Monday morning Mt. Baker pro-patrol noted 12" natural storm slabs that ran overnight out of the area and that 12-24" storm slabs that were triggered with explosives inbounds. 

Detailed Forecast for Tuesday:

Tuesday Outlook

Moist SW flow will carry warm frontal precipitation over the region on Tuesday with precipitation rates and snow levels quickly ramping up during the day along with alpine winds. Moderate to locally heavy precipitation should continue Tuesday night.  Moderate easterly flow through the Cascade Passes may initially allow for a brief period of snow Tuesday morning before quickly changing to rain. In the same vein, the NE Cascades including Washington Pass will be slower to warm Tuesday but rain should eventually push into the 6000-7000 ft range Tuesday night. 

The avalanche hazard will peak at different times across the region but we can say that travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended on Tuesday, especially above treeline due to the incoming storm system that will bring locally heavy precipitation and a strong warming trend.

Poor and generally wet snow conditions along with increasing avalanche danger are expected in all areas by late in the day.  Loose wet avalanches will be the most likely and widespread avalanche problem, but larger and more dangerous wet slab avalanches or even glide avalanches that release to ground over smooth rock bed surfaces are possible in areas/elevations receiving the heaviest amounts of rainfall. At higher elevations above treeline, storm slabs will build quickly and become more reactive later in the day. Best to wait this one out and to look ahead for when winter might return.

Remember that closed ski areas without avalanche mitigation are equivalent to backcountry terrain!  Also, numerous early season non-avalanche hazards exist for backcountry travelers such as open creeks and barely buried rocks and trees.  

 

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