2/13 Forecast

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 February 13, 2012

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning!

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Sadly we didn’t get the 2-4” or 1-2” or whatever I said we’d get last night. Meadows has under 1” of new snow, and that’s not quite enough to give us epic packed powder groom, which leaves me at home baking goodies today. We’ll see the snow level around 2000’ today, with continued light snow, tapering off after 11am, with clearing skies tonight. We’ll get 1-2” max out of today’s system. Wind will be light west this morning, going to NW 5-10 by 1pm and NW 15-20 tonight.

Tuesday morning brings low clouds with clear skies or thin high overcast above Mt. Hood. We’ll see another shot of snow between 4pm and 10pm, for about .2” water value and about 2” of new snow. The snow level will be at 1000’ or less, and the wind will be WNW 10-15 early, swinging to WSW 15-20 by 10am and WSW 20-25 by 4pm, becoming light and variable late evening.

Wednesday looks clear with NE wind at 10-15. The freezing level will be at the surface early, with temps rising into the upper twenties to low thirties from 0’-6000’ in the afternoon. Seems like it might be a nice day for hiking in the backcountry or not-so-slackcountry, if the forecast holds.

Thursday starts off clear, becoming cloudy by 1pm with light precip starting around 4pm and tapering off by midnight. The freezing level will be between 6000’ and 6500’, meaning whatever light precip we see in the Cascades will likely fall as r**n down low and snow up high. Wind will be W 5-10 Thursday morning, going to SW 20-25 by 1pm and swinging to NE 20-30 by 7pm.

Models are still futzing around about the extended forecast, so I’ll just leave this as it is.

Have a great day today!


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