The Mountain Weather location names were updated to match the NWAC Avalanche Forecast Zones on December 10th, 2020. These changes now include more forecast areas than the previous version of the Mountain Weather forecast. The precipitation forecast is the only forecast variable that is for a point. All other forecast variables are on a zonal scale.
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Zone Name Popular trailheads and access points in Zone
|West North||Hwy 542 including Mt Baker Ski Area, Schreiber Meadows, Hwy 20 West|
|West Central||Mountain Loop Hwy, Hwy 2 West of Skykomish|
|West South||Mt Rainier National Park, Crystal Mt Ski Area, White Pass Ski Area, Mt St Helens|
|Snoqualmie Pass||I90: North Bend to Snoqualmie Pass to Cabin Creek|
|Stevens Pass||Stevens Pass|
|East North||Washington Pass, Hwy 20 East, Twisp River drainage|
|East Central||Lake Wenatchee, Icicle Creek Rd, Salmon la Sac, Mission Ridge, Teanaway River drainage|
|East South||Tieton River – Darland Mt, Bumping Lake, American River drainage|
|Mt Hood||Mt Hood Meadows and Timberline Ski Areas, Bennett Pass|