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First off today, happy March, and a big thank you to everyone who donated during the February pledge drive. Your donations keep this forecast going – despite rumors to the contrary, nobody pays me to write this and post it. This forecast started as a way for me to find better windsurfing conditions. It morphed into a way for me to find better skiing in the winter. Seemed silly to keep that information to myself, so it’s here for you (almost) every day. Apparently I’m too OCD to take a day off!
I’m super excited today. Why? No, not about the sequester. I’m pretty pissed about that. I’m excited because it’s already 52° in the Gorge, and the weather models say it’s going to be near 60° today! Biking in shorts! Playing in the garden! No down jacket! Hooray! As of 6am, it was still sprinkling, but it’ll stop, and become partly cloudy or maybe even sunny in the Gorge. Wind will be W 10-15 early becoming light this afternoon.
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Tomorrow looks cloudy in the Gorge with light west wind becoming W 21-24 in the afternoon. Temps will be in the upper 40’s early and low 50’s in the afternoon. Rain falls overnight Saturday into Sunday, for .2-.3” total. Sunday starts off cloudy with sprinkles in the Gorge. Temps will be in the low 40’s in the morning and mid-40’s in the afternoon. By the afternoon, we’ll have partly cloudy sky with fairly steady west wind at 28-32 east of Mosier.
Up on Mt. Hood, it’s raining this morning. Well, sprinkling, to be exact. Very annoying. The sprinkles will give way to sunshine this afternoon. The freezing level will be 10,000′ or so all day. Wind will be W 30-35 this morning, becoming WSW 20 this afternoon.
Tomorrow starts off warm and partly cloudy on Mt. Hood, becoming cloudy midday with snow flurries starting around 7pm. The snow level will be 9,000′ early, 5500′ at 4pm, 4500′ when the snow starts, and 1500′ overnight. We’ll get .5-.7” water value overnight, for 5-8” of new snow by Sunday morning. Wind Saturday will be SW 20 in the morning, SW 30 in the evening and W 30 overnight.
Sunday starts with snow flurries and sunbreaks, with the weather becoming clear and sunny late in the afternoon. The snow level will be 1000′-2000′ all day. We’ll get .1-.2” WV in the morning for 1-2” of new snow. Wind will be W 35-40 in the morning, 30-35 at 10am, WNW 30 at 1pm and NW 20-30 in the evening.
Monday looks partly cloudy on Mt. Hood becoming clear in the afternoon. The snow level will be 500′ early and 2000′ in the afternoon. Wind will be light and variable early, rising to SW 20 mid-morning and SW 30 in the afternoon. Tuesday looks snowy and cold.
In other news, here are the upcoming trail work parties… Sat/Sun 8:30am, WTA at Syncline. Sun, 9am, Spaghetti Factory, Post Flats Staging Area. Sunday, March 10th: CAMBA/HRATS small work party at Syncline. Sat/Sun March 16/17, WTA at Syncline. Possible mid-week, midday work parties March 12th-March 16th on GP in Post Canyon.
Have an awesome day today!