10/22 Mt. Hood snow, Gorge wind, and events

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 October 22, 2012

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Wow. It’s wet and grey out there this morning. This weather is going to continue pretty much all day today, so make it a day to get your inside stuff done.

In the wind forecast for this week, we’ll see gusty, unreliable easterlies at 15-18 or less today, tomorrow and Wednesday. On Thursday, we have light east wind to start, switching to light west wind late in the afternoon.

In the Gorge rain forecast, we’ll see rain all day today. Tomorrow we might see some occasional showers, but most of the precip will be confined to the mountains. Wednesday will be a little rainier in the Gorge, with more mountain snow. Thursday starts trending drier, with just occasional sprinkles, and Friday looks pretty dry.

In the snow forecast, the snow level will be around 3500′ today, with SW wind on Mt. Hood at 10-15 this morning, rising to SW 30-35 this afternoon. Total precip today will be .4” WV for 3-5” of new snow at 5000′.

Tomorrow starts off fairly dry on Mt. Hood, but snowfall picks up after 2pm for another .1-.2” WV or 1-2” of new snow tomorrow afternoon. The snow level will be 3000′-3500′. Wind tomorrow will be SW 25-30 to start, dropping to SW 15-20 in the afternoon.

On Wednesday, the snow level starts at 3000′, and rises to 4500′ in the afternoon. Snow falls all day, for .2-.4” of WV or 2-5” of new snow. Wind on Wednesday will be SW 10-20 all day long.

Thursday brings flurries, with the snow level at 3500′ and W wind at 10-20. Don’t worry. All this snow will melt away on Sunday with the arrival of 2-3” of rain in the form of a Mango Express of some sort (hey, Pineapples can’t have all the fun!).

Coming up Tuesday night, there’s Kayak Polo at the Hood River pool for your water-loving entertainment. Also Tuesday night, Dog River Coffee shows the Telemark ski film “Let’s Go!”.

Have an awesome day today!