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Hopefully you caught the eclipse this morning!
We’ll start off with clear skies today, becoming cloudy around 2pm. The freezing level will be 8000’ early, dropping to 4000’ by 1pm and dropping to 1000’ by 7pm. And that is the end of the inversion for a few days. The wind today will be SW 20-30, going to W 20-30 around 7pm.
We’ll see a few flurries overnight, but no significant snow accumulation, and those flurries will end by 7am Sunday. The sky will gradually clear, and the freezing level will be around 1000’ with light and variable wind on the mountain, becoming light north wind.
Monday looks clear and cold with the freezing level at the surface in the Gorge. Mt. Hood wind will be N 15-20 going to NE 15-20 by 1pm.
The inversion returns Tuesday morning, with above-freezing temps on the hill. A system moves in Tuesday afternoon, bringing increasing WNW wind in the 35-40 range and about 2” of snow Tuesday night.
Although this blocking system is breaking down, at this time, models show no significant snowfall for the next week. Sorry to be such a downer.
For you wind junkies, we’ll see easterlies at 24-28 this morning before the wind switches to west. Tuesday brings another round of east wind. Anyone happen to look at iWindsurf last night? It was averaging 52 at Rooster. That’s windy.
Have an awesome day today!
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