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Northwest Provinces and States
Here's a way to get an overview of the Northwest climate. This Weather Channel service provides historical averages for rainfall, snowfall, high and low temperatures and other climate information for travel destinations. Scroll down to the "Northwest" section for four Northwest cities: Boise in Idaho, Great Falls in Montana, Portland in Oregon, and Seattle in Washington.
Intellicast's clickable map of the Northwest includes Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington. Click down to city level for slick, easy-to-read weather maps showing temperature, wind speed etc.
Weatherpages.com offers links to current weather and forecasts for cities in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.
Northwest Weather and
A government body that promotes public safety by helping to reduce the impacts of snow, avalanches and adverse mountain weather on transportation, industry and recreation. Provides current information on snow pack structure and forecasts of expected changes in related avalanche conditions for backcountry travelers. Covers northern Oregon and Washington, plus areas in Idaho and Montana.
Northwest Surface Observations
Covers British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Click on a city name for current weather details. (On the National Weather Service in Seattle web site.)
A clickable map of the Northwest that includes southern British Columbia, leads to current weather conditions in various cities around the state or province.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Fodor's Pacific Northwest: with Oregon, Washington and Vancouver, 20th Edition. Written by local experts, this guide has the latest information with expansive insights, illustrations, recommendations, advice and trip planning tools, such as easy to read maps, to plan your exciting adventure in the Pacific Northwest. Order now...
Pacific Northwest Haunts by Joe Teeples. This ghostly field guide lists over 270 haunted locations in the Pacific Northwest that ghost hunters can easily visit. Includes street addresses, photographs, and historical information about the spirits and areas involved in spectral hauntings. Order now...
Where To Find Hundreds Of Spectacular Waterfalls In Washington, Oregon, And Idaho by Gregory Alan Plumb. At-a-glance table for selecting waterfalls by scenic rating, form, how to access, best season to go and defining characteristics. To help you select, each waterfall is keyed for accessibility by car, on foot, or by canoe or raft and rated for magnitude and aesthetic value. Order now...
Hidden Pacific Northwest: Including Oregon, Washington, Vancouver, Victoria, and Coastal British Columbia by Eric Lucas. The ultimate guide with information on over 300 hiking trails, 700 campgrounds, and 200 beaches, parks, and wilderness areas. The book reviews a wide range of unique accommodations, including boutique hotels in Seattle, stone-and-wood lodges in the Cascades, and seaside B&Bs. Order now...
Lonely Planet Washington Oregon & the Pacific Northwest (Regional Guide) by Sandra Bao. Local authors, detailed maps, easy to use maps, parks and reserves, planning tools and at-a-glance practical information. Order now...
Best Places to Kiss in the Northwest: A Romantic Travel Guide by Teri Citterman. Hundreds of detailed reviews cover the coziest inns, resorts, B&Bs, hotels, and restaurants in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, with all-new "lip" rankings that rate each spot's kiss-ability. Order now...
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