12/1 Mt. Hood snow and another Pineapple day on the way

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 December 1, 2012

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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If you’d like to do a good deed today, there are two available, and with the rain intensity tapering off, you probably won’t get soaked. WTA and CAMBA have a trail work party at Syncline at 9am. The DimWits have a trail work party in Cascade Locks at 2pm-ish, followed by a night ride starting at 5pm (yes, night starts that early now). Also tonight, early beddy-bye for me.

If you want to play outside, today during the day should be okay. Not too wet

In today’s snow forecast, there’s snow. Well, flurries, anyway. The bulk of the precip has moved on. The snow level will be around 3500-4000′ this morning, holding through the day and rising to 5000′ around 7pm. Flurries and sunbreaks are the rule today with no significant accumulation. Heavy precip starts up again around 10pm… more on that later. Wind today will be SW 40-50 early, falling to 35-40 mid-afternoon and picking up to 45-50 overnight.

Now, back to tonight’s precip. The models suggest there will be a period of warmer weather between 10pm and 2am, with rain or freezing rain on the slopes, with snain the best possibility during those hours. That said, we’ll get .7-.8” water value (WV) overnight, but at best, it’ll fall as 3-4” of new snow by 4am Sunday.

The snow level will fall back to 4500′ by 4am Sunday, and slowly fall to 3500′ by 4pm. Snow falls all day, for .7” WV and 6-8” of new snow. It should be a nice day to hit the slopes, if you can stand the wind: SSW 30-50 early, rising to SW 50 by 7am and a somewhat destructive (but better than WNW) 50-55 by 1pm, holding for much of rest of Sunday.

Monday sees a break in the weather with clear to partly cloudy skies in the morning and scattered snow flurries with no significant precip until after 4pm. The wind will be WSW 45 early, slowly falling to SW 30-35 late in the afternoon.

Heavy, heavy rain starts around 1am, with the snow level rising to 8000′. 2-3” of rain fall during the day Tuesday. Wind will be SW 50-60 early, rising to 50-70 mid-morning. Around 7pm, the freezing level will drop to around 3000′, but precip will be pretty much done at that point. Cold, snow-showery weather makes up the next few days.

Have an awesome day today!