1/3 Mt. Hood Snow Forecast

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 January 3, 2012

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning!

It does look like the precip’s done for today on Mt. Hood, with cloudy skies becoming partly cloudy. The freezing level was around 5000’ at 5am, and will rise to 10000’ by 4pm. Wind will be SW 15-20, rising to SW 30-35 late in the afternoon.

Tomorrow starts off clear, with an inversion building over the lowlands and clouds moving in around 4pm. The freezing level will be 10,000’+ in the morning, falling to 6500’ by 10pm and 5000’ by 1pm. It will start raining on Mt. Hood around 7pm, with .3” or so before the rain switches to snow around 1am. Wind will be SW 25-30 early, rising to SW 35-45 in the afternoon and SW 40-50 overnight.

That rain switches to snow early Thursday morning, for 3-4” by 7am and another 2” during the day in orographic snow flurries. The snow level will be 4000’ at 4am, falling to 1500’ by 7am and 500’ or so by 4pm. Winds will be WSW 40-45 early, becoming W 40-45 by 7am, WNW 30-40 at 10am and NW 20-25 around 4pm.

Friday looks clear and cold with the freezing level around 500’ in the morning, rising to 5000’ with temperatures hovering just around freezing. Winds will be NW 10-15 in the morning going to W 15-20 in the afternoon.

At this point, the weekend is looking sunny on Mt. Hood. Coming up this weekend, there’s free acupuncture at Gorge Community Acupuncture on Saturday. On Sunday, Teacup Nordic has the annual Teacup Tea Party (not to be confused with the political Tea Party – this event is not funded by the Koch brothers). Also on Sunday, it’s my birthday. Very important stuff.

Have a great day today!


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