4/7 Mt. Hood snow forecast

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Temira
Date
 April 7, 2012
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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning,

‘Tis really spring. The forecast shows nothing exciting, precip-wise, in the weather department for the next few days or so, as low pressure systems stay well off the coast.

Today starts off cold, with the freezing level at the surface (at least in the Gorge, where I woke up to 30 degrees and smudge pots and orchard fans). We’ll see periods of clear skies and periods of high clouds today. Temps will warm today, with models showing the freezing level rising to 4000’ by afternoon. However, we’ll probably see warmer temps than that, with the April sun beating down on the slopes. Wind today will be in the S/SW 10-15 range. No precip.

Tomorrow brings high clouds. Latest models show precip staying to the west of us. So… high clouds, light SW wind at 10-15 all day, and the freezing level at 6000’, rising to 6500’ in the afternoon.

Coming up Monday, more of the same. High clouds in the morning, becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. Freezing level at 7500’ with S wind at 15-20.

In the wind department, there’s not much going on either. Strong east winds today are followed by lesser east wind the next couple of days as low pressure off the coast pulls the wind through the Gorge.

In events, there’s the King and Queen of the Mountain at Skibowl today. Coming up next week at Timberline, it’s $19.37 lift tickets all week long ($10 if you dress retro) to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Timberline Lodge. Also, discounted lodging. Drink specials. Etc. Should be a fun week there!

Have a great day today!

Temira

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