11/18 Forecast. Yeah Meadows!

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 November 18, 2011

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Good morning!

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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If you’re in the Gorge, look out your window. There’s snow at 1000’ in White Salmon. It’s quite pretty out there. I’m headed to Meadows today, where it’s dumping snow. Meadows opens tomorrow with Buttercup, Easy Rider and the Carpet, and depending on how things look after they pack down the 19” that fell in the last 24 hours, maybe more terrain.

Today’s forecast is for more snow, mostly ending by 1pm. The snow level will be 1000’, with SW wind at 20-30 on Mt. Hood. Total snowfall today (after the fabulous 19” in the last 24 hours) will be .25-.5” water value, for 3-4” more snow (most of that WV has already landed on the slopes). Snow will start again tonight for another .3”, another 3-5” of new.

Tomorrow brings snow flurries all day with possible sunbreaks. The snow level will be around 500’. Total accumulation will be .1-.25” WV for 2-3” of new snow on Mt. Hood. Winds tomorrow will be W 30-35 early, fading to 20-25 by 10am and going to SW 15-20 overnight.

On Sunday, we’ll see continued snow flurries on Mt. Hood, with .1-.25” WV or 2-3” of new snow. The snow level will be 1000’, with 15-20mph wind.

The next system hits Monday night, with the snow level at 4500-5000’. Tuesday and Wednesday look worrisome, with the snow level significantly above 5000’ and significant moisture on the way.

If you don’t have to get up at 4:30am tomorrow (like I do), tonight brings SnowDaze, a slideshow by Richard Hallman, Solitaire, a ski movie, at the Middle School, and another award-winning ski movie at the Pint Shack. On Saturday, it’s the annual Girl Paddle on the White Salmon River (newly freed!), and there’s the Native Eyewear “Sunglasses at Night” party at the Hood River Elks Lodge, with free beer. Yes, I really did say “free beer”, so stop by the Elks on Saturday night.

Have an awesome day today!


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