10/31 Forecast

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 October 31, 2010

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Good morning!

If you’ve bought yourself a Mt. Hood Meadows season pass this year, come on down to the Hood River Inn today from 10-4 and get your pass photo taken. Skip the long lines at the resort and have your photo taken in the comfort of Tom’s hotel.

Thanks to everyone who come out for the trail work party at Post Canyon yesterday. I had every intention of being there (not to mention putting out a forecast yesterday), but I didn’t wake up until after 9am. Not really sure how that happened. I think the darkness outside had me fooled that it was still early when I first woke up. Lesson: use a clock instead of the level of light coming through the window.

In the wind world, I dreamed last night that it was glassy in Hood River and blowing 34 at Maryhill and 32 at Arlington. It does look like we’ll see some gusty west winds in the 20-25 range this afternoon in the desert, but nothing like what Bart reported to me in my dream last night. We may see some sailable east winds towards the middle of the week as high pressure builds in.

Up at Mt. Hood, it’s been raining at lower elevations for a couple of days and snowing above 6000-6500’ or so. With Timberline’s upper telemetry completely down, T-line’s lower telemetry giving incorrect snowfall amounts, and Meadows’ snowfall telemetry reading at 5250’, it’s pretty tough to work out exactly what’s going on up there. Basically all I have to work with is the forecast models, and they are saying snow levels above 6000 feet for at least the next few days. If we get a free-thaw cycle towards the middle of the week, we could see nice corn snow on Wednesday and Thursday.

Coming up next week, the Nelscott Reef big wave contest is on for Tuesday. Head to Lincoln City to watch some amazing surfing with a 21 foot swell. Cross your fingers that the wind dies off enough for them to run a good event. On Friday, the tele movie Freeheel Life II plays at Dog River Coffee in Hood River. Maybe you don’t tele ski, but last year’s Freeheel Life was good, so come check out this year’s. $6 gets you in.

Have an awesome day today!


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