Photo taken from Chalet Hill looking south towards Buckskin Mountain (left) and Copper Peak (right).
October 27, 2021. Rain is still sprinkling this morning. The marmots have not been seen for a while, so they are probably knitting hats and scarfs for the cold winter ahead.
Yesterday's high: 42 degrees Fahrenheit
Last night's low: 34 degrees Fahrenheit
Precipitation: 0.56 inches
Snowfall: 0 inches
Snow depth: 0 inches
Total snowfall last winter: 289.8 inches
Average winter snowfall: 270 inches
Holden is not currently under threat from any wildfires. If this does become the case, we will notify both guests who are here and those planning to come. We have detailed evacuation plans that we will be ready to implement in this event. If you want current information on smoke and wildland fire in WA, as well as road closures, you can monitor the following websites:
- Current Fire Activity
- Smoke Conditions
- General information from the USFS
- Washington State Travel Alerts
During winter months, Holden checks and posts the Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) Forecast and provides avalanche and snow stability test results to the NWAC. If you go, know the snow!
Washington Smoke Information:
Find information about smoke in WA on the Washington Smoke blog, a partnership between state, county, and federal agencies, and Indian Tribes.
History of weather Observations
2012 marked 50 years of weather observations from Holden Village. The station began on June 2, 1962, and the National Weather Service presented Holden with an Honored Institution Award this summer.
National Weather Service (NWS) Cooperative Observer Program (COOP)
Holden Village provides the National Weather Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration daily readings from our weather station, located next to the Holden School. Weather data is gathered each morning by volunteers and transmitted electronically to the National Weather Service office in Spokane, Washington. This data is also posted in the dining hall, updated on the Holden Web site, and retained for Village records. What is the Coop Program?
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