Getting caught in an avalanche would *SUCK*
November 14, 2006 6:18 PM   Subscribe

The Alaska Pacific River Forecast Center provides massive amounts of NWS remote weather station data on precipitation statewide. With avalanche season about to begin, these data are extremely useful to both amateur recreationists and snow professionals.
posted by mistermoore (9 comments total)
The Canadian Avalanche Association has published a pretty sweet online avalanche education course. It is NOT sufficient preparation for backcountry travel, but it is grrreat as an introduction or a refresher. Flash.
posted by mistermoore at 6:25 PM on November 14, 2006

that's totally worksafe, man, wtf?
posted by keswick at 6:41 PM on November 14, 2006

oh god I saw NWS as NSFW too and just kinda flashed on the concept of half-dressed global warming babes and moved on. We shall all surely die.
posted by mwhybark at 8:21 PM on November 14, 2006

posted by BeerFilter at 8:21 PM on November 14, 2006

For what it's worth, there are a lot of hawt search & rescue folk up here.
posted by mistermoore at 8:26 PM on November 14, 2006

I knew a guy who died in an avalanche he created while skiing/snowboarding in Alaska (helicoptered in; not at a resort or near a park service trail). Sucked for him; sucked for his girlfriend and others that watched it happen.

I really like NOAA. At their Northwest River Forecast Center you can see the flooding in Washington and Oregon.
posted by D.C. at 12:13 AM on November 15, 2006

Timely post, considering the amount of snow Juneau got the last few days. Maybe this year could mean another downtown snowjam. I think I'll start wearing my bike helmet.
posted by Foam Pants at 12:18 AM on November 15, 2006

The stage and discharge data used in most of the forecasts on the NRFC page is from the USGS, which is another treasure trove of cool data.
posted by heydanno at 7:41 AM on November 15, 2006

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