2/16 Forecast

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 February 16, 2011

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Good morning!

Mountain Weather Forecast:
Today starts off with partly cloudy skies on Mt. Hood, but snow flurries move in before daylight, with light flurries until 10am, becoming moderate snow between 10am and 10pm. Total water value today will be .5-.75” for 5-8” of light and fluffy new snow. The snow level today will be less than 1000’. Winds today start at WSW 10-15, building to 15-20 by 4pm and continuing overnight.
Tomorrow brings alternating orographic snow flurries and partly cloudy skies. Total accumulation tomorrow will be less than .25” water value for 1-3” of new snow. Winds tomorrow start off WSW 15-20, dropping to 10-15 midday, going to SW 10 overnight.
Models are differing in their opinions of Saturday’s weather, but the overall consensus is for dry, partly cloudy to sunny weather with light wind. We may see some high clouds as an upper level low swings by the coast, but the chance of precipitation is minimal.
It looks like the snow will start again during the day on Sunday, with significant accumulation between midday Sunday and Monday morning. Winds on Sunday look light. There is another model suggesting the snow will hold off until Sunday night, so we may have to wait a day or two for a better consensus.
Don’t forget that ‘Wildwater, A Love Story’ plays at Columbia Center for the Arts tonight at 7pm.
Have a great day today!


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