2/4 Mt. Hood snow, Gorge wind and plain old weather stuff…

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 February 4, 2013

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning,

Hello Monday. Nice to see you! Guess what tomorrow is? Saturday! That’s right – my first day off in two weeks! Hooray! No, don’t worry. You’ll still get a forecast. It will just be (hopefully) late, ‘cuz getting up at 4am isn’t something I like to repeat on my days off.

Quick reminder: For those of you who like to ride trails (or run or ride horses or play in the woods), the Hood River County Trails meeting is tomorrow night at 5pm at the Hood River Extension Office.

Now, on to the weather. It’s partly cloudy in the Gorge this morning, with no icky inversion. We should see partly cloudy sky this morning and cloudy sky later. Temps in the valley will be mid-thirties early and low forties in the afternoon. Tuesday looks cloudy with a chance of a few sprinkles throughout the day. It will be in the upper thirties. Wednesday looks cloudy and chilly, with temps in the upper thirties and a few sprinkles. Wind today will be light. Tomorrow brings light wind in the morning and westerlies at 18-23 in the afternoon.

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Up on Mt. Hood, the spring skiing is about to come to an end. Today starts off partly cloudy, becoming cloudy in the afternoon, with the free air freezing level (FAF) at 5500′. It’ll rise to 8000′ in the afternoon, for a final slushfest. Wind will be W 20 early, becoming SW 15 in the afternoon. No precip.

Tuesday starts off with cloudy sky and a few snow flurries. The snow level will be 5000′ early, 4000′ at 7am, 2000′ at 1pm, and 1500′ overnight. We’ll get .2-.3” water value (WV) during the day, for 2-3” of new, followed by another .2-.3” WV for another 2-3” of new overnight. Wind will be SW 25 early, 30-35 midday and WSW 35 overnight.

Wednesday morning starts with partly cloudy skies, with snow flurries by mid-morning. The snow level will be 1500′ early, 2000′ mid-morning and 3000′ for the rest of the day and night. At this point, it looks like the bulk of the moisture will stay south and west of Mt. Hood, but that could change. As of now, we’ll see flurries during the day, for an inch or two of new. Another .2-.3” WV arrives overnight for 2-3” of new snow by Thursday morning. Wind Wednesday will be WSW 30 early, and SW 20-25 for the rest of the day.

Thursday brings more snow, with the snow level around 2000′. Models are all over the place with precip amounts, so let’s play wait-and-see. After Thursday, high pressure rebuilds for more warm and sunny mountain weather over the weekend.

Have an awesome day today!