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

OlympicsHurricane Ridge
West NorthHwy 542 including Mt Baker Ski Area, Schreiber Meadows, Hwy 20 West
West CentralMountain Loop Hwy, Hwy 2 West of Skykomish
West SouthMt Rainier National Park, Crystal Mt Ski Area, White Pass Ski Area, Mt St Helens
Snoqualmie PassI90: North Bend to Snoqualmie Pass to Cabin Creek
Stevens PassStevens Pass
East NorthWashington Pass, Hwy 20 East, Twisp River drainage
East CentralLake Wenatchee, Icicle Creek Rd, Salmon la Sac, Mission Ridge, Teanaway River drainage
East SouthTieton River – Darland Mt, Bumping Lake, American River drainage 
Mt HoodMt Hood Meadows and Timberline Ski Areas, Bennett Pass