Current Avalanche Advisory


Friday, March 27

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Forecaster: Keith Stebbings
Issued: Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 7:23 AM PDT
BOTTOM LINE: This is our last advisory and concludes the 2014/2015 forecast season. Please refer to the full advisory for tips and concerns to watch for as the season winds down. ...   

WAC News

Salt Creek Weather Station

Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 10:06 PM
by Julian Pridmore-Brown

While our snow based work is over for the season, we have some great news to share this week! Through a generous grant from the Wildhorse Foundation and support from Wallowa County Search and Rescue, we installed our third weather station at Salt Creek Summit. As this location has no commercial power, several key improvements to the solar system were associated with this project. Scott built up the station and tested it extensively prior to the installation. This week, Scott, Keith, and I spent most of a day on site installing a new mast, solar panels, and associated control units. Everything seems to be working just fine on initial deployment and we will add a link to the station on the website soon. Salt Creek is one of the busiest snopark locations in NE Oregon, used by both snowmobile riders and skiers. Having up to date weather will benefit those recreating there, as well as supporting the road plowing contract.

A few snow flurries up high and plenty of rain in the valleys this week..,, pretty typical for May!

Have a great spring!


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