2/6 Mt. Hood Forecast

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

It’s yet another sunny day on Mt. Hood, but don’t worry. The extended forecast contains a return to stormier weather.

Today, however, will be sunny all day on Mt. Hood. We’ll see above-freezing temps between 4000’ and 9000’, with a high in the mid-thirties. Wind will be SE 15-20 today.

Tomorrow will likely be partly cloudy early (with the potential for a great sunrise), becoming cloudy by midday, with the potential for light snow flurries mid-afternoon into Wednesday. Total accumulation will be less than 1”, unless a miracle happens. At 4am, we’ll have a temperature inversion again, with above-freezing temps from 4000’-8000’. By 1pm, we’ll see the free air freezing level down to 5500’, falling to 4000’ by 7pm. Wind will be SE 10-15 early, picking up to S 15-20 by 1pm and going to SW 10-15 by 7pm.

Wednesday looks cloudy, as another system swing by along the coast. The freezing level will be 3500’ early, rising to 5500’ by 10am and 7500’ by 10pm. Wind will be WSW 10-15 early, going to W 10-15 by 10am and light-and-variable (LTV) by 10pm.

Thursday looks sunny and clear with the free air freezing level rising to 9000’ and temps in the low 40’s at 5000’. Looks like a great day for some backcountry skiing, not that I’d suggest you do that, as it’s a dangerous sport.

Models suggest this ridge of high pressure will break down sometime this weekend, probably Sunday, sending us back into a snowy cycle.

For you windsurfers and kiters, a .27 east gradient this morning means unsailable conditions at Rooster with 30+ at Stevenson. The river temp is 38 degrees, so be careful out there. Strong east wind continues tomorrow morning, fading in the afternoon. Wednesday won’t be windy, but Thursday brings another round of strong east wind.

Have a great day today!

Temira

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