2/22 Powder Forecast

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 February 22, 2011

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Good morning!

Gorge Wind Forecast

Next best chance is Sunday afternoon when we’ll see some westerlies in the desert.

Mountain Weather Forecast

This is the kind of forecast that’s fun to write. =)

Today looks snowy. Tomorrow looks more snowier. Thursday looks snowy too. Friday and Saturday look sunny. Sunday through Tuesday look snowy again.

Stormy conditions today will make for great powder riding. Winds early will be WSW 30-35, switching to WNW 35-45 around 10am. Light snow flurries early will pick up around 10am, becoming moderate through 1am. Total accumulation will be around 1” water value, or 10-13” of snow by 4am tomorrow. Most of that will fall before 10pm. The snow level will be around 500-1000’.

There will be a brief lull in snowfall tonight between 1am and 4am before snowfall picks up again between 4am-7am, filling the pristine parking lots with powder. Moderate snowfall during the day tomorrow brings .75” water value during the day, for 8-10” of light powder, Total snowfall between 4am Wednesday and 4am Thursday will be 1.25” of water value or so, for 12-15” of new snow. Winds tomorrow will be WNW 30-35 early, going to WSW 30-35 around 10am. The snow level starts around 1000’, falling to the surface in the evening and bringing snow to the valleys by Thursday morning.

Thursday looks snowy everywhere, with moderate snowfall through 1pm, then tapering off as high pressure starts to build in. We’ll see about .5” water value between midnight and 1pm, for 6-8” of new snow in the mountains. Winds will be WNW 15-25 early, going to SW 10-15 by 4pm. The snow level will be at the surface.

Friday looks partly cloudy with snow flurries early, ending by noon. Winds will be light and variable on Friday. Saturday looks clear, cold, calm and very busy on the mountain. Snow stats falling again by midday Sunday, giving us powder on Monday and Tuesday. The snow level will remain around 1000’ for this period.


Have an awesome day.


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