1/30. There’s new snow on Hood!

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 January 30, 2014

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast

It snowed. Yay! Hooray! Yippee! We’ll see more snow flurries on Mt. Hood today, with sunbreaks possible before 1pm or so. The snow level will be 1500-2000′. We’ll see trace accumulation during the day, maybe up to an inch. After 4pm, we’ll see .6-.8” water value (WV) for another 6-9” of light and fluffy powder. Wind today will be WNW 25-30 all day.

Tomorrow brings flurries all day with the snow level around 1500′ early, dropping to under 500′ in the afternoon. We’ll get .1-.2” WV, for a couple inches of new snow. Wind will be W 20 early and W 15 in the afternoon.

Saturday and Sunday look clear and cold with the free air freezing level around 500′ and light wind. It’s going to be fantastic all-mountain skiing on the weekend. Very, very busy times at the resorts.

Next chance for snow is, well, it isn’t in the forecast, yet. Maybe a few flurries Monday, and then we’re back to cold high pressure, assuming the long-range models are correct.

Gorge Weather

Morning weather check: Definitely not clothing-optional out there. Sweats, socks and hoodie was the perfect outfit. It’s cloudy and relatively mild with a light westerly breeze. Expect a few sunbreaks in the Gorge today with temps in the low 40’s all day. Rain increases after 4pm. Tomorrow brings showers and a few sunbreaks with temps below freezing early (watch for icy roads) and in the upper 30’s in the afternoon. Saturday looks cold with low clouds of some sort – whether they’ll be broken clouds or unbroken clouds, I’m not sure yet. Same goes for Sunday.

Gorge Wind Forecast

We’ll see leftover westerlies today in the 15-18 range from Hood River east to Maryhill. Tomorrow brings light west wind at 10-15 in the western Gorge. Saturday brings light east wind at 10-15. Looks like the next big wind event is during the middle of next week, when we’ll see very strong east wind coupled with sub-freezing temps. Might be time to break out the fur coat.

Road and Mountain Biking

It’s warm enough for a road ride today, and seeing as how it’s going to get colder over the next several days, today might be a good day for a road ride. Anyone have any mountain bike reports? I do keep forgetting to mention one thing: The old Buck Creek Loop has been reopened. Wow. That was one massive project. Thank you, trail fairy.

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There’s pickup rugby tonight at Henkle Middle School at 3:30pm. Is that actually tonight? Or is that “this afternoon”?

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