2/17 Forecast

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 February 17, 2011

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Good morning!

Yes, this forecast is a bit late this morning. I was out late last night at a whitewater kayaking film festival featuring ‘Wildwater, a Love Story’. If you missed it last night, you can see it in Portland tonight. Or, if you are lucky enough to have tickets, the Moth Radio Hour is in Portland tonight. And don’t forget about the fundraiser benefitting the Meadows avalanche puppy team at Everybody’s Brewing in White Salmon on Sunday…

But what you want is the mountain weather forecast, right?

Light snow flurries continue today, with the snow level around 1000’, dropping to your house elevation at times. Total water value today will be .25” for 2-3” of new snow, falling in a slow and intermittent manner between now and 4am tomorrow. Winds on Mt. Hood will be light today, starting off around SW 15-20 and falling to SW 10ish by 1pm.

The snow level tomorrow remains very low, but we won’t see much accumulation as the upper level low driving the snowfall stays well offshore and tracks south (to California, where those bastards will get our snow, once again). At best, if we get lucky, we’ll see an inch of new snow tomorrow. On the bright side, winds will be light, starting at SW 10-15 and swinging around to E 15-20 in the evening.

Saturday looks dry and partly cloudy, with the freezing level less than 1000’ and no snow accumulation. Winds on Mt. Hood will be E 25-30 early, falling to E 15-20 by 7pm.

Sunday looks dry during the day, with the freezing level at 1000’ or less. Morning winds will be W 5-15, rising to W 20-25 by 4pm. Snow will start falling around 7pm, continuing through 1am on Monday. Total accumulation will be around .25” water value for 2-3” of new snow by the holiday.

Monday brings a few more inches of new snow with light to moderate wind. More details tomorrow.

Have an awesome day today!


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  1. Temira |

    Great making turns with you too! I actually wish I could get the forecast out earlier, but I’m already up at 4:30 doing my “real job” and can’t get it written until 6am, at the earliest. Would an evening update help? Or you could just call me at 5:25am… You wouldn’t be the only person!


  2. Sean Larkin |

    Great to make some turns down twilight with you on tuesay.
    Nice website been checking it every morning. Only regret is you don’t post earlier, how about a 5am status report 🙂 just kidding, kinda