1/19 Mt. Hood sun, Gorge inversion and an end in sight to this dry spell

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 January 19, 2013

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning,

Just a friendly reminder from my friends at Hood River Rotary: January 21st is the annual Rotary Ski Night at Meadows. Tickets for skiing from 3-9pm are just $10 in advance, $15 at the gate. You can purchase advance tickets now and support a great cause, whether you plan on going or not.

Wow. Yesterday turned out beautiful, didn’t it? The sounding model is insisting we’ll see clearing this afternoon as well, so let’s just roll with it, even though my drive to Meadows this morning was fog, fog, fog and freezing fog for a long time.

In Gorge news today, NWTA has their work party at Cascade Locks; easyCLIMB trail from 9:30am-1pm, which may or may not be under the gloom right now, but will likely be in the sun later with east wind at 23-26. Easterlies continue tomorrow and Monday at 25-30 and keep blowing at 21-24 through midday Wednesday. That gives cause for concern, as there’s precip headed our way on Wednesday morning around 10am. Expect snow in Odell and Parkdale, and possibly down to river level. The wind should switch to west Wednesday afternoon, ending any chance of frozen precip.

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On the mountain, it’s the same old spring story. The free air freezing level (FAF) today is around 10,000′, with daytime highs around 50 and NW wind at 10-15 under clear sky.

Sunday sees the FAF at 12,000′ with west wind at 10mph and high temps in the low 50’s.

Monday’s FAF will be around 13,000′ with SW wind at 10mph in the morning and W wind at 20mph in the afternoon. High temps will be in the low 50’s.

Tuesday also looks clear and warm with the FAF at 13k, SW wind at 20mph and highs in the mid 40’s.

Have an awesome day today!