12/9 Mt. Hood Snow Forecast

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 December 9, 2011

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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The endless repetition continues: Today will be sunny, with the freezing level near 10000’. Mt. Hood wind will be light NE in the morning, going to light S in the afternoon.

In tomorrow’s forecast, it will be clear in the morning (perfect for viewing the eclispse), becoming partly cloudy to cloudy in the afternoon. The freezing level will be 9000’ early, falling to 5000’ by 1pm and then 1000’ by 4pm. Windspeeds will be SW 15-20 early, picking up to 20-30 by 1pm and switching to W 20-25 by 4pm.

Total snowfall Saturday night into Sunday will be less than 1”. On Sunday morning, we’ll have partly cloudy to cloudy skies, becoming clear in the afternoon. The freezing level will be at 1000’, dropping to the surface in the Gorge by 10pm. The wind will be N 5-10 early, going to NE 20-25 by 1pm and E 25-30 by 10pm.

Monday looks dry with E wind and a possible developing inversion. Tuesday into Wednesday may bring an inch or so. Next chance for significant snowfall is Thursday.

If you live in the Gorge, expect snow flurries Saturday night into Sunday morning.

In fun events over the next few days, the “Dimwits With Bright Lights” ride laps on the Cascade Locks EasyCLIMB trail starting at 6:15 tonight, with weenie roasting and s’more making after. For you surfers, there’s a 5ft W swell at 20 seconds, and that will build to 7ft at 20 seconds today with 5-15mph wind at the coast. Tomorrow morning between 5am and 6:50am or so, there’s a full lunar eclipse, visible above the valley fog to the southwest. During the day tomorrow, my friend Sam Cordell is teaching a $25 Nordic skate skiing clinic at Meadows. However, there’s also a free Nordic demo day at Teacup from 11-2 Saturday, along with free lessons.

Wind news: it’s ripping down at Rooster this morning, and Stevenson should be ripping today too, with the gradient at E .20. Next chance for wind is another round of easterlies Monday morning.

Have an awesome day today!


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