12/27 Mt. Hood Snow Forecast

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 December 27, 2012

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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It looks like the overall weather pattern is going to change for a bit, with less moisture and more sun, but not a huge, extended blocking high pressure system (although I could do with a week of sun)… We might see a few sprinkles in the Gorge over the next few days, but really no significant precipitation. However, the snow isn’t going anywhere, with the freezing level hovering around 1000′ today, 500′ tomorrow, and near the surface on Saturday and Sunday. We’ll see west wind at 21-24 today and east wind at 22-26 tomorrow afternoon. Cross your fingers for clearing… it’s going to be tough with all the moisture on the ground, but maybe, just maybe, we’ll see some sun down here! Today is probably a better chance of sunbreaks than tomorrow.

On Mt. Hood today, the snow level will be about 1000′, with flurries in the morning giving way to mostly clear sky by midday, with high clouds moving in overnight. Total precip will be under .2” water value (wv), for less than 2” of new snow. Wind today will be WNW 30 early, going to NW 20 mid-morning and holding for the rest of the day.

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Friday starts off with a few clouds and flurries, becoming partly cloudy, or maybe high overcast in the afternoon. The snow level will be around 500′. Total precip will be less than .1” wv, for less than an inch of new. Wind will be W 5-10 in the morning, going to SE 10 by noon.

Saturday looks partly cloudy early, becoming clear by noon. The freezing level will be less than 500′. Wind will be E 10 early becoming N 10 in the afternoon. Sunday looks clear, with the freezing level at the surface with light north wind.

Have an awesome day today!