2/23 Powder day at the mountain! Wind in the Gorge! More snow on the way!

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 February 23, 2013


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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning,

Some days it’s great to be wrong. Well, nearly wrong. I did say yesterday that we might get really lucky and just see a couple inches of wet snow midday yesterday, and that’s what happened. Honestly, though, it would have been more fulfilling to get the forecast exactly right! But either way, we’ve got new snow, and that’s a great thing!

In Gorge weather today, we’ll see rain this morning and a drying trend this afternoon. It’ll be chilly, in the 30’s, with west wind picking up to 21-24 under the clouds and gusty 30+ east of the clouds. Tomorrow also sees temps in the upper 30’s to low 40’s, with partly cloudy sky and west wind at 21-24. Monday looks very wet, but also super windy and relatively steady in the desert in the afternoon, as high pressure builds in behind the rainstorm. If you can stand wind sports with temps in the upper 30’s to low 40’s, that’s your day. Make it a two sport day, with powder skiing in the morning and wind sports in the afternoon! Tuesday looks partly to mostly clear with temps in the low 40’s.

On Mt. Hood, today’s a powder day. The snow level will be at 1000-1500′ all day. We’ll get another .4-.6” water value (WV) during the day, for 5-7” of new, plus another inch or so overnight as the sky starts to clear. Wind today will be WNW 30-40 early, dropping slowly to WNW 30 in the evening.

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Sunday looks partly cloudy with the freezing level at 500-1000′ and WNW wind at 20mph early, dropping to W 15 midday.

Monday looks like a downright awesome storm skiing day. Snow starts falling around 1am, with 1” WV by 4pm for 8-12” of new snow during the day with the snow level at 2000′ or less. Flurries continue overnight under partly cloudy sky. Wind Monday will be W 40 early, W 35 midday and WNW 35 in the afternoon.

Tuesday looks clear, or maybe high overcast. The freezing level will be at 1000′ in the morning at 2500′ in the afternoon. Wind will be NW 15-20 early becoming light and variable midday and SW 15 in the afternoon.

Wednesday brings a bit more snow, and the Thursday through Saturday look warm. Not sure about precip yet.

Have an awesome day today!