2/16 Mt. Hood flurries, Gorge wind and brown and flurries. Go ride Post!

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 February 16, 2013


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Today’s forecast status: As of Sunday, 6:30am.

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning,

Here I am up on Mt. Hood, and it’s a gorgeous bluebird morning with a stunning cap cloud on the mountain. That cap cloud means there’s weather coming in, so batten down the hatches for… well, for not much of a storm.

It’ll be above freezing on Mt. Hood this morning, but the temp will drop quickly today. The free air freezing level will be 6500′ early, 2500′ at 10am, 1500′ at 1pm and 1000′ at 4pm. Clear sky this morning gives way to clouds and flurries by noon, with light snow falling – maybe .1-.2” water value (WV) between noon and 4am Sunday. Wind today will be W 20 early, SW 25 mid-morning, W 30-35 at 1pm and WNW 30 at 4pm. Enjoy the slow lift rides after 4pm.

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Tomorrow looks partly cloudy on Mt. Hood, with some orographic snow flurries possible, mostly in the morning. The snow level will be around 500′. No accumulation. Wind will be WNW 30 early, NW 20-25 at 10am and NW 15-20 at 4pm.

Monday looks cold and cloudy on Mt. Hood, with light flurries. The snow level will be at the surface in the morning, rising to 500′ midday. Wind will be SW 10-15 early, 15-20 midday and 10-15 in the evening.

Tuesday looks a lot like Monday, with light flurries, low snow level, and light SW wind.

The next chance for significant snowfall is next weekend, but that’s a long ways out to be forecasting.

Gorge weather today starts off clear, becoming cloudy in the afternoon. Wind will be light east this morning, becoming gusty west at 25-29 this afternoon. Temps will rise to the low 40’s. We might see a few sprinkles after noon. Tomorrow looks clear in the gorge, with west wind at 26-30 in the Corridor and Near East. Monday looks cloudy and cold in the Gorge, with a chance of a few snow flurries, most likely in Parkdale and Odell, as afternoon temps will rise into the low 40’s near the river. The wind Monday will be E 15-18.

Have an awesome day today!