2/5 Mt. Hood snow (finally!), Gorge mountain biking, and more sun for the weekend.

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 February 5, 2013

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning,

Well, this is an interesting start to my day off. I woke up at 4:30am… sigh… Apparently my body is incapable of telling the difference between ‘workday’ and ‘day off’.

Anyway, first glance at the morning radar image shows a big blob of green and yellow headed towards the Gorge and Mt. Hood. My incredible forecasting powers predict precipitation in the Gorge this morning, dissipating this afternoon. Along with the rain, we’ll have light west wind. Tomorrow brings a few rain showers, with very light west wind. Thursday brings light east wind, clouds and showers.

If, by some miracle, the rain should sidestep the central Gorge, it’ll be a lovely day for riding mountain bikes. Washington side are screaming, “Ride me!” with perfect dirt and light wind. They were yesterday, anyway. Family Man and 8-Track are snow-free as well, should you having a curse-the-Hood-River-Bridge kind of day. Reports are that Whoopdee still has snow.

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On Mt. Hood, snow will fall, refreshing the faux spring snowpack into something more closely resembling mid-winter snow. The snow level today will be 4000′ early, dropping to 2500′ in the afternoon. Mt. Hood will see .2-.4” water value by 4pm, for 2-4” of new snow. Another .2-.4” WV falls tonight, for 2-4” more. Wind today will be WSW 30-35 all day.

Tomorrow brings light snowfall, with the snow level at 1500′ early and 2500′ in the afternoon. We’ll see .1-.2” WV by 4pm, for 1-2” of new snow. Another .1-.2” falls in the wee hours of Thursday morning, for 1-3” by 4am Thursday. Wind Wednesday will be WSW 35, becoming SW 30 in the afternoon.

Thursday brings more snow flurries, with the snow level at 2500′ all day. Snowfall will be light, with .1-.2” WV by 4pm for 1-2” of new snow. Wind Thursday will be SW 30 early, dropping to SW 20 mid-morning.

Friday starts off partly cloudy, becoming clear, with north wind and the freezing level at 1500′. The weekend looks sunny on Mt. Hood.

Have an awesome day today!