Knowing what you’re getting into on an off-road adventure and planning for the weather is a big part of finishing an off-road adventure safely. Currently the Northwest is experiencing cold, snow and ice that is a little more than usual. Before we go out on a trail run we usually check with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
NOAA can tell you what to expect just about anywhere in the nation and have a number of good educational resources to go along with all their maps and data. And when the weather gets really bad, they put out special reports to explain exactly what your in for. NOAA’s NW region put out this December 20-21 weather advisory.
Snow and extreme weather can add to the fun of an off-road adventure creating an additional challenge to an otherwise easy trail. It can also turn a fun trip into a ugly mess if you’re not prepared for what mother nature throws at you. Be prepared before you go out and check with NOAA and stay safe.