- New homepage forecast map: We wanted to address the fact that only the highest danger was displayed on our map, which is often the above treeline zone. This can create the impression of a higher danger for those who did not click through to see the forecast danger in the lower elevation bands.The new mouseover pop-out gives a much better picture of avalanche danger throughout the three elevation bands.
- When we built the new website two years ago, our weather station map was subpar--and we knew it, but we lacked the funds to create a new one. Finally, we have a new weather station map launching this December! Here's a sneak peak:
- NWAC station metadata has been updated in Mesowest; updates will be sent over to Mesowest annually. View at:
- The NWAC precipitation table code has been strengthened and is more reliable than last year. If you're not using it in an operational manner, you should give it a second look.
- Table refreshes automatically in your browser every 5 min
- Table sorts by most to least 1H precip rate (WATER-NOT SNOWFALL)
- Data missing for more than 2 hours shows missing throughout entire row; easy to see if entire network is down if all sites are missing
- The NWAC data portal now has the capability to upload previous seasons of data. This was hopefully going to be completed this summer, but the website backside capability took longer than expected. We hope to have past seasons uploaded this summer.
- Accident charts have been updated on our page: http://www.nwac.us/
- Mountain weather forecast page is now printer friendly.
We have some new snow and lower freezing levels on the way, setting us up for a great weekend. Remember to read the avalanche forecast, follow our Instagram (@nwacus) for direct updates from the observer team, and make smart decisions. As Jeff said in the video above, these will not be our last powder turns of the year! Have fun out there.