2/26 Mt. Hood Snow Forecast and Gorge Wind Alert

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 February 26, 2012

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning!

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The snowstorm will continue for a bit this morning, before fading away to much less stormy day this afternoon with a decent chance of partly cloudy skies by afternoon. The snow level will be around 500′ today, dropping to the surface in the evening. The wind will be WNW 20-30 early, dropping to W 15-20 by 10am, 10-15 by 1pm and going to light and variable mid-evening. Total snowfall will be .1-.2” water value (WV), for 1-2” or less in the morning.

Monday starts off partly cloudy, becoming clear by midday. It’s going to be cold, in the low teens, with the freezing level at the surface. Winds will be light and variable early, picking up out of the NE as the day goes on. These NE winds are pretty hard too predict, so I’ll just throw out 20-30 for the afternoon.

Tuesday starts off clear, becoming cloudy mid-morning with snow starting around 1pm. The freezing level will be at the surface early, rising to 500′ by 10am and holding for the rest of the day. Wind will be W 15-20 early, going to SW 15-25 around 10am, SW 30-35 by 1pm and SW 40-50 by 7pm. Snowfall will be moderate and steady Tuesday into Wednesday, for 1” of WV between 4pm Tuesday and 4am Wednesday, for 8-12” of new snow.

Snow continues Wednesday morning, with the snow level remaining at 500′. Wiond will be WSW 45-50 all morning, becoming more westerly Wednesday afternoon. Total snowfall will be .4-.5” WV 4am-4pm, for 4-6” of new snow during the day, followed by another .4” by 4am Thursday, for 4-5” more snow.

If you want windsurfing or kiting, we’ll have another round of huge west wind on Wednesday, with 30-40+ east of Hood River.

Have a great day today!


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