Mother Nature wants you to know that it’s not spring yet. The snow level today is all over the place, but should drop down to about 1000-1500’ by mid-morning. We’ll see moderate orographic snow showers through 4pm, becoming light overnight, for a total of .5-.75” WV for 4-6” of new today. Models show winds at NW 30-35 early building to NW 35-40 by 11am, which will probably come closer to 50-60 on the slopes. High winds will affect lift ops. =)
Winter continues tomorrow with the snow level at 1000’ early rising to 2000’ by 4pm. We’ll see flurries through 11am, with cloudy skies after that. Total precip tomorrow will be less than .25”, for a couple inches of new. Winds will be NW 25-30 early, falling to W 10-15 by 11am and holding for the rest of the day.
Monday still looks like we’ll see some wacky weather with a possibility of freezing rain or, if we’re lucky, just very heavy rimed snow. The snow level will be at 1500’ early, but as warm air comes over the top, it will rise, going to 4500-5000’ by 4pm. Snowfall will be moderate all day, becoming heavy overnight Monday into Tuesday. Total precip during the day will be 1-1.5” WV for 4-5” during the day and another 7-9” overnight. Winds will be WSW 30-40 early becoming W 30-40 by 11am.
Tuesday looks fun, as the snow level will fall back to 1500’ by 5am. We’ll see less than .25” precip during the day, but should have plenty of new on the ground from the Monday night storm. Winds will be W 30-35 all day.
Wednesday looks sick, as we’ll see dumping snow overnight Tuesday into Wednesday with the snow level around 2000’.
If you’re looking for high wind kiting or windsurfing, today is your day. Steadiest wind will be east of Mosier, with 30-35 at Arlington and The Wall (and possibly Doug’s and Mosier) starting midday and lasting through sundown. If you want less wind, you’ll have gusty 17-21 under the clouds in the western Gorge. Tomorrow brings gusty westerlies in the 14-17 range east of Hood River. Tuesday afternoon brings more west wind. Go get some!
Have a great day today!
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