11/29 Forecast

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 November 29, 2011

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning!

If you want windsurfing or kiting, tomorrow sees west wind at 17-21 in the morning, fading in the afternoon, and Thursday brings east wind at 24-27. If you want to do something cool today, go check out the new sandbar at the mouth of the White Salmon. It’s nothing short of spectacular. Kiters, you have a new Kite Beach.

We’ll see increasing clouds today with snow starting around 8pm. The snow level will be 2000’ early, rising to 5500’ by 4pm and falling back to 2500’ by 10pm, so we should (please, please) just see 2-3” of snow from this overnight front. Winds will be W 15-20 early, rising to W 30-35 by 4pm and holding overnight.

Tomorrow starts off cloudy, becoming clear by noon. The freezing level will be around 2500’. What makes tomorrow interesting is the unusual wind direction. We’ll see NW 30-40 early, going to N 30-40 by 7am and NE 30-40 by 4pm. Although the freezing level is predicted to be around 2500’, we’re probably going to see warmer temps from the adiabatic heating (downslope heating… blah, blah, blah, right?), and possibly stronger wind. Anyway, keep an eye on the temps and windspeeds tomorrow.

Thursday will be dry and clear, with the freezing level early at 1000’ or so, rising to 7000’ in the afternoon. We’ll see E wind at 20-30 early, going to N 10-20 in the afternoon.

The long term forecast shows the blocking high holding in the Pacific through the next ten days. Hopefully that will change.

Have an awesome day today!


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