2/5 Forecast

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 February 5, 2011

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Good morning!

Well, at least the forecast is interesting to write today!

Mountain Weather Forecast

The snow level today will hover around 5000’-5500’ through 10pm or so, maybe a bit later. Winds will be W at 25-35 all day. We’re supposed to see a total of .75” or so, and it looks like that’s going to be snow. So, in theory, we’ll see 6-8” today, but I’m not seeing that on the radar. Let’s just go with a few inches of snow before 10pm, before things switch over to light r**n.

The snow level tomorrow morning rises a bit to 6000’, rising to 6500’ by 4pm, and rising further to 8000’ briefly, and then falling to 5000’ by midnight. Winds tomorrow will be NW 30-40, rising to W 40-50 by 4pm, rising further to W 50-60 by 7pm. This looks problematic. We’ll see a little rain or some freezing rain early tomorrow, a dry period between noon and 7pm, and then increasing light rain or snow overnight.

Monday looks like our first powder day in a long while, as orographic precipitation gives us .75”-1” of water value during the day, for 8-10” of new snow. Snow levels during the day will be at 3000’. Winds on Monday could be problematic as the cold front moves through. Morning winds will be WNW 40-50 early, dropping to NW 30-40 by 1pm.

Tuesday looks clear, cold and calm.

Gorge Wind Forecast

Light westerlies blow through the Gorge today, with 14-18 about all we’re going to see. Tomorrow looks similar, but the nukefest starts around 4pm on Sunday as a cold front pushes in. Drive preemptively if you want it. Otherwise, wait until Monday morning when the entire Gorge will be 30+ westerlies. Get it early, as it will start dropping off early.

Have a great day!


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