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Well. It’s winter on Mt. Hood. Snow. Cold temps. Wind. The snow level will be around 2500′ this morning, rising to 3500′ this afternoon. We’ll have flurries through 11am, for less than one inch of new snow. Wind will be NW 20-30 this morning, finally backing off to W 10-15 early afternoon.
Saturday starts off with snow flurries. The snow level will be 5000′ at 5am, rising to 5500-6000′ by 8am and rising to 6500′ in the evening. That means there’s a chance of mixed precip before the precip stops around 11am. Wind Saturday will be NW 10-15. Less than one inch of new snow.
Sunday looks clear and dry. The freezing level will be 7000′ early, slowly rising to 10,000′ during the day. Wind will be NW 10 early, swinging to SW 5-10 late.
Monday, sadly, looks a bit rainy and more than a bit windy. The freezing level will be 7000′ early, rising to 10,000′ around 8am and dropping back to 8000′ by 11am. Total precip between 8am and noon will be .1-.2” of rain. Wind will be W 20-30 early, picking up to 30-40 by 8am. Lovely.
That said, this weekend will pretty much be the end of the snow forecast, unless I see something significant coming in. Thank you to all of you for using this report, and please stay in touch over the summer!
In the wind forecast, we’ll have westerlies at 17-21 east of Hood River this afternoon. Tomorrow see high pressure building in, for west wind at 13-15 from Stevenson to Hood River, and then on Sunday, we’ll start off with 15-18, building to 22-25 in the afternoon. This weekend might be a good time for your first coast trip of the season, with strong wind from Florence south with a 5-6′ swell.
In events, it’s just plain busy this weekend. The Banff mountain film festival plays tonight through Sunday at the Skylight Theater. Tomorrow is the Blossom Boogie race, with a kids run, a 5k and a 10k benefiting Mid Valley Elementary. It’s world tai chi day at Hodo River Middle School from 10am to noon with free tai chi.
There’s a WTA work party at Syncline both Saturday and Sunday at 8:30. The Cherry Blossom Duathlon is on Sunday in The Dalles. And finally, CGORA has a long everyone’s-invited dirt bike ride leaving Pine Mont at 11:30 on Sunday.
Have an awesome day today!
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