1/10 and 1/11 Forecast

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 January 10, 2012

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning!

Well, the next 3-4 days look pretty dry on the mountain, so I think it’s a good time for me to take a day off. There will be no forecast update on Wednesday, unless the models decide to come to a consensus for next week. In the meantime….

Today, Tuesday, looks sunny, dry, and below freezing on Mt. Hood. The freezing level will be about 1000’, and wind will be E 5-10.

Wednesday sees a developing inversion. We’ll see afternoon temps at 5000’ rise to near 32 degrees, possibly into the low thirties between 5000’ and 7000’ in the afternoon. Wind will be E 10-15.

Thursday sees a big inversion, with the freezing level at 9000’ on the mountain and at the surface in the Gorge. Wind will be E 5-10 on Mt. Hood, going to light and variable in the afternoon.

Friday sees a monster inversion, with NW wind at 5-10 and the freezing level at 10000’.

We’ll see a pattern change late in the weekend or early next week, with a bunch of storm systems coming through. However, models are all over the place with the origin of the jet stream, so I’m going to hold off on making any predictions.

In other sport news, west wind this morning goes to east wind by Tuesday afternoon, and monster easterlies on Wednesday. Strong east wind continues Thursday, fading a bit on Friday. Mountain biking is still awesome, with most parts of Post remaining in tacky condition (please stay off the 2nd section of 133 after the intersection with 130… it’s a freeze-thaw mess). Reports are that Syncline and Hospital are in great shape too.

For organized events, Tuesday is Tele Tuesday at Skibowl, there’s the weekly headlamp run in Post Canyon on Wednesday night at 6pm, and the Dimwits ride the Cascade Locks EasyCLIMB trail with headlamps on Friday night starting at 6:30pm.

Have a great day today!


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