11/23 Forecast

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 November 23, 2011

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Good morning!

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning!

Yesterday was yucky on Mt. Hood. Today is a bit better, with the bulk of the moisture staying north and west of the ski slopes. Weather models show the front pushing across Mt. Hood between 7 and 10am. If that happens, we’ll see .5-.75” of rain. If it keeps moving on its current track, we’ll be spared that indignity. The snow level today will be around 6000’ early, falling to 4500’ by 10am and 2500’ by 4pm. With continued model disagreement, I can only guess that we’ll see 3-4” of snow by Thanksgiving morning. Winds today will be dropping to SW 20-30 by 10am, and then switching to NW 20-25 by 4pm.

We should be dry, with cloudy skies for Thanksgiving morning. The freezing level will be around 1000’ early, rising to 2500’ by 10pm. Winds will be SW 10-15 early, slowly increasing to SW 35-40 by 4pm and going to W 40-50 overnight. Snow will start around 1pm, continuing overnight for approximately .9” WV for 10-12” of new by Friday, 4am.

Friday morning should be mostly dry, with possible light flurries early, becoming partly cloudy. Winds will be WNW 30-40 (not so great) at 4am, dropping to 20-30 (okay) by 10am.

Saturday will be very warm on Mt. Hood, with sunny skies and temperatures near 40. Sunday looks dry to start with rain starting around noon.

Windsurfing/kiting wind models are all over the place. We’re going to have to wait a day and see how they shake out. The huge easterlies for Monday are now no-go. Tuesday still looks windy, but not nuclear.

Have an awesome day today!


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