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Today starts off clear on Mt. Hood with the freezing level around 4000’. That will rise to 6000’ by 10am and 6500’ by 1pm. As the next system hits, the snow level will drop to 3500’ by 7pm and 1500’ by 10pm. Wind will be SW 15-20 early, steadily ramping up to SW 40-45 by 4pm. We might see a few rain sprinkles after noon, but most likely this system will come in as snow, with heavy/very heavy snowfall between 7pm today and 4am Saturday, for .8-.1.1” water value (WV) for 8-13” of new snow.
It will still be dumping snow Saturday morning, when the snow level will be 500-1000’ (sorry, Parkdale). We’ll get another .8-1” WV Saturday by 4pm, most of it falling before noon, for another 10-14” of light and fluffy snow. By afternoon, we’ll see a few sunbreaks with continued orographic snowfall. Wind on Saturday will be WNW 50-55 through midday, dropping a bit to 40-45 by 4pm and holding through the evening. We’ll see another .4-.7” WV overnight into Sunday morning, for 5-8” of new snow.
We’ll see flurries and sunbreaks on Sunday, with the snow level at 0-500’ and total WV of .2-.4” during the day for 2-5” of new snow. Wind will be WNW 25-30 early, dropping to 10-15 midday and swinging to WSW 10-15 in the afternoon. Skies should clear sometime late afternoon.
Monday looks clear and cold, with the freezing level at the surface and light and variable wind becoming easterly or northeasterly by 10am.
Windsurfers and kiters: Big west wind on Saturday. Head east of Hood River for 30+ or 40+ depending on your chosen location.
Have a great day today!
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