11/17 Forecast

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 November 17, 2010

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Good morning!

It’s a little bit grey out there this morning, but things are about to get white. If you’re looking out the window, you’re looking at the leading edge of a strong, cold system that contains 2-3” of rain potential for the Cascades.

Yesterday it looked like the storm would start as rain, but given that it’s 30 degrees at the base of Meadows right now, and this storm will cause the temperature to fall significantly, we’re going to see quite a bit of snow on the slopes. 18” of new by tomorrow morning seems reasonable. That will be followed by another 7-10” tomorrow, 4-5” on Friday, and a few more inches over the weekend.

If you aren’t ready for ski season, I suggest you get ready.

Speaking of snow, there’s a very good chance we’ll see some snow in the Gorge on Friday. On Saturday, offshore flow begins, and if there’s still moisture in the air, we’re definitely going to see some snow in the Gorge.

If you’re looking for wind, you’re not going to see much over the next few days. If you’re looking for water in the rivers, you’re going to see plenty. The White Salmon is at 2.5ft, and the Hood is at 4.6 feet. We should see both rivers come up tomorrow after all this rain.

In other news, the Fashion Show is this Friday, so if you haven’t purchased your ticket, you should do so now. Head downtown and pick up your tickets at 2nd Wind or many or the other stores.

Have an awesome day today!


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One comment

  1. Mike Estes |

    I’m ready! Boards waxed, boots out, pass by the door!