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Sounds like we ended up having a little bit of rain on Mt. Hood before midnight last night, but it’s been snowing since midnight. I thought we’d see snow this morning, but we already have clear skies with strong wind. The snow level, around 4500’ earlier this morning, will drop to 1000’ by 8am and drop further to 500’ by 1pm. Wind will swing around from SW early to W 30-40 by 7am, WNW 40ish by 7am, NW 30-35 by 1pm and NW 20-25 by 4pm.
Friday looks clear, with temps in the mid to upper twenties at 5000’ in the morning and in the low thirties in the afternoon. Temps will be the same from 0’ to 5000’, at least in the Gorge. Wind will be variable 5-10mph.
Saturday sees a big inversion develop under clear skies or possibly high overcast skies. The free air freezing level will be 5000’ early, rising to 7500’ by 10am, 8000’ by 4pm and 9000’ by 10pm. Wind will be W 20-25 early, going to WNW 20-25 by 10am and switching to WSW 25-30 late in the evening.
Sunday starts off with clear skies, becoming cloudy in the afternoon. The freezing level will be 9000’ at 4am, dropping to 6500’ by 4pm and 5500’ by 7pm, falling to 2500’ by Monday morning. Precip starts around 4pm, so will likely start as rain, switching to wet snow around 7pm. We’ll see a total of 1.3” WV by 4am Monday, for rain followed by snow… we’ll have to wait until we’re closer to Sunday night to peg precip types and amounts. Wind on Sunday will be SW 30-35 early, rising to SW 40-50 around 4pm and WSW 40-45 by 7pm.
In other news, I have bad reports from the rivers: The Lower White Salmon has 3 trees in it. As of yesterday, at 3.75’, there were no mandatory portages. The Middle White Salmon has a mandatory portage after the cave rapid along with many, many trees in other rapids. There are 4 trees visible from the highway on the Dee to Tucker section of the Hood River, and probably many more trees down all over the Hood.
There’s a free yoga class Saturday morning at 9am at 202 Cascade at Root Yoga. There’s a Mazamas fundraiser for NWAC Friday night in Portland, there’s a rail jam at T-Line on Friday and a rail jam at Meadows on Saturday.
Have a great day today!
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