1/6 Mt. Hood Forecast

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Temira
Date
 January 6, 2012
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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning!

You know you’re having a rough morning when you’re two-fisting Rockstar and French press coffee….

Today looks sunny on Mt. Hood to start, with clouds moving in around 4pm and snow starting sometime around 7pm. We’ll see about .3” water value before the snow stops at 4am, for ~.3” water value. It might be light and fluffy enough to give us 4-5”, but don’t count on it. 3” seems more likely. The snow level will be <1000’ all day, even in the Gorge, where we’ll see some snow flurries tonight, with .5”-1” of accumulation. Wind on Mt. Hood today will be W 5-10 early, picking up to W 15-25 around 4pm. Tomorrow starts off partly cloudy, quickly becoming clear on Mt. Hood. The freezing level will be <1000’ early, with temps rising to around 30° in the afternoon and the freezing level bumping up to 6500’ in a building inversion by 10pm. Wind will be NW 10-20 early, backing off to NW 5-10 late. Sunday looks sunny and warm, with the freezing level at 8000’ early, rising to 10000’ by 4pm with a big, strong inversion keeping lower elevations cold. Wind will be W 5-10 early, rising to SW 15-20 by 4pm. Monday looks warm and clear to start, becoming cloudy late with some sort of light, possibly mixed, precipitation overnight. Tuesday looks dry, but after that, models run the gamut of possibilities, meaning I can’t give you a forecast beyond Tuesday. At least I don’t even try. =) Coming up in the next 72 hours: Dimwits night mountain biking at the Cascade Locks EasyCLIMB trail at 6:30 tonight, 10k Nordic Race at Meadows tomorrow, Hood River Weather chatroom Capricorn Party tomorrow at 4:30 at Everybody’s, free acupuncture all day at Gorge Community Acupuncture tomorrow, Teacup Nordic Tea Party on Sunday morning and Temira’s b-day, all day Sunday.

Have a great day today!

Temira

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