Call this a bonus forecast, kind of like the bonus windsurfing and kiting day yesterday. First off, I’m posting a powder alert for the Timberline glacier on Tuesday. Read on:
NOAA: SNOW LEVELS WILL DROP AS LOW AS 2500 FEET
LATE MONDAY NIGHT. SNOW SHOWERS MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY WILL
BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR A SIGNIFICANT EARLY SEASON SNOWFALL…WITH
UP TO A FOOT OF SNOW POSSIBLE ABOVE 4000 FEET BY MIDDAY TUESDAY.
If the long-term forecast holds, I think there will be a couple of feet of snow at Meadows and Timberline by the end of next week. Cross your fingers.
Okay, with that out of the way, on to the wind forecast. I’m posting a skip work alert for early next week. Sunday is an east wind day, as high pressure holds over the Northwest. It’s hard to make east wind calls the night before, but I think there will be enough wind for both windsurfing and kiting. Get it early, because an approaching front will turn gradients westerly late Sunday.
The weather picture gets fun and exciting on Monday. A strong cold front shifts eastward Sunday night, and high pressure builds in behind. Get up early Monday and head east of the cloudline for strong west wind. 26-29 is my conservative call for Monday, all day long. Best wind will likely be at Maryhill and Arlington.
If models hold for Tuesday, that’s the day to take off. 26-29 or better is my call, with best wind at Doug’s and Maryhill.
It’s going to be quite cold on Monday and Tuesday, so if you’d like to borrow a pair of Da Kine winter windsurfing mitts, find me. I have lots of demos, and would like your feedback.
Have a great Sunday!