2/11 Mt. Hood Forecast

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Temira
Date
 February 11, 2012
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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning!

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Looks like we’ll see some sunshine on Mt. Hood this morning with high clouds moving in around noon or so, with maybe some fog on the slopes this afternoon. The freezing level will be between 2000’ and 3000’ this morning, dropping to 1000’ this afternoon. Wind will be light and variable early, going to W 10 midday and NW 10-20 by 1pm.

Sunday starts off clear with clouds in the afternoon and snow late in the evening. The freezing level will be at 2000’ in the morning, possibly warming up in the sun midday and dropping back to 1500’ by 10pm. Wind will be W 5-10 in the morning and SW 15 in the afternoon. Models are disagreeing on precip values Sunday night into Monday, so I’m going with the low-end value of .2” water value, for 2-3” of new snow Sunday night.

Monday looks partly cloudy, with some snow flurries in the morning. The snow level will be less than 1000’ all day. Wind will be SW 10-15 early, going to E 5-10 by mid-morning.

Tuesday looks dry, cold and clear with the freezing level around 500’. Wind will be E 5-10mph.

Models aren’t really in agreement about the rest of the week, so for now I’ll go with light snowfall and below-freezing temps.

Have a great day today!

Temira

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