2/10 Mt. Hood sun, Gorge wind and not much else.

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 February 10, 2013

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning,

Here we go again with another lovely not-quite-spring day in the Gorge. Although it’s chilly this morning, temps will rise to the mid-forties this afternoon under mostly sunny skies. Monday starts off clear, but clouds move in midday. The temp will be be right around freezing early, rising to the upper thirties in the afternoon. Tuesday starts off cloudy, with temps in the upper thirties, rising to the low 40’s in the afternoon. Wednesday looks cloudy too, with temps right around 40 degrees. Gorge wind will be light today, picking up to 26-30 in the central Gorge on Monday and gusty 24-28 through the whole Gorge on Tuesday.

Up on Mt. Hood, we’ll see clear sky today. The free air freezing level (FAF) will be around 1500′ all day, although upper-elevation north wind will cause some compressional heating up high. Wind today will be N 20-30.

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Tomorrow starts off clear, with some mid and low clouds moving in for partly cloudy conditions by midday. The FAF will be 6000′ early, 5000′ midday and 4500′ in the evening. A few flurries fall overnight, for no accumulation. Wind will be NNW 20-25 in the morning, becoming NW 20 in the evening.

Tuesday starts with flurries. The snow level will be 3000′ early and 2000′ by mid-morning. Mt. Hood will pick up .1-.2” water value (WV) by 4pm, for less than 2” of new snow. The sky will clear mid-afternoon, before flurries resume overnight for .1-.2” WV more, bring 1-2” of new, at best. Wind on Tuesday will be WNW 20 in the morning, picking up to 25-30 overnight.

Wednesday starts with some valley fog and high-level cloudiness, but there won’t be any precip. The FAF will be 2000′, dropping to 1000′ in the afternoon. Wind will be WNW 20-30 early, dropping to 10-15 late in the afternoon.

The extended forecast through next weekend shows dry weather, seasonal temps, and periods of clouds.

Have an awesome day today!