12/24 Forecast

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 December 24, 2011

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning!

I’ll save you from any more renditions of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and just give you a forecast this morning.

Today looks partly cloudy on Mt. Hood. The freezing level will be at 7500’ early, rising to 8000’ in the afternoon. Wind will be WSW 20-25 in the morning, backing off to SW 15-20 in the afternoon . No precip, or only very light and passing trace amounts.

Tomorrow looks (hallelujah) snowy! The freezing level will be at 8000’ early, dropping to 4500’ by 10am and 2000’ by 1pm. Snow starts falling around 10am, so there’s a chance of some brief mixed precip, but most of this will fall as snow. We’ll get .5” water value by 7p, for 4-6” of new snow. Flurries continue overnight. Wind tomorrow will be SW 30-35 early, going to WSW 40-50 by 10am and dropping slightly in the afternoon.

Monday looks partly cloudy in the morning, cloudy in the afternoon, with snow starting by 7pm. It looks like we’ll sneak by with snow on this one, but it’s going to be wet and heavy with a very stable atmospheric profile above the slopes: the snow level will be at 1000’ early, rising to 4500’ by Tuesday morning. We’ll see 1.5” of water value (or more, probably more) between 7pm Monday and 10am Tuesday, for 12-16” of new snow. Winds on Monday will be SW 15-20 early, picking up to SW 30-35 in the afternoon.

Wednesday looks showery. Thursday looks like a torrential downpour, and so does Friday.

Have an awesome day today!


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