2/6 Mt. Hood snow and sun, Gorge sun, and the mountain biking report.

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 February 6, 2013

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Tomorrow’s forecast status: Thank you Romeo R. and everyone else for your support. 9:35am

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning,

This was a much better start to my day off. I woke up at 3:30am, said, “hell no,” and did a high dive back into dreamland until 6:30am. Dreamland played nice, presenting long ski runs at Crystal Mountain. When I finally crawled off the couch, I found just enough coffee beans for one cup of French Press, not ideal, but far, far better than no coffee at all.

So, start your day with a cup of coffee or two, and prepare to play. Cooperative weather is on the docket for the Gorge: just a few sprinkles under partly cloudy sky with west wind. Road riding will be stellar today, with perfect pavement. I’m guessing Kreps land will be muddy, but Syncline should be good by afternoon. Whoopdee is reportedly a bit wet for both riding and digging, but the new uphill has left Steve’s imagination for a more tangible state of being: flagged. If you’re interested in doing some midweek trailbuilding soon, shoot me an email and I’ll put you in touch with Steve.

Speaking of trail work, there’s a join CAMBA / WTA work party at Syncline this weekend. WTA leads the day Saturday and CAMBA takes charge Sunday. Go work on your trail. You know you’ve been using it all winter. Now you can ‘pay’ for using that no-charge trail. Oh yes… according to an unnamed someone who had a conversation directly with USFS (a legit someone who asked not to be ID’d), USFS is considering enforcing the dog-on-a-leash rule out there. If you see a white truck with USFS on the side, don’t bring your leash-free dog with you.

Anyway, light west wind, light showers in the Gorge today. A few more showers and light wind tomorrow in the Gorge. Then morning inversion and afternoon sunshine on Friday, with temps climbing into the mid-forties, and maybe even some all-day sunshine from Saturday on, as high pressure and west wind team up in the extended forecast.

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On Mt. Hood, there’s 5” of new this morning, but we’ll just see a few more flurries mixed with sunbreaks today. The snow level will be 2500′ early and 3000′ in the afternoon. Wind will be W 25 in the morning and SW 15 in the afternoon.

Mt. Hood will pick up a little more snow tomorrow: The snow level will be 3000′ early, falling to 1500′ by mid-morning. Snow starts around 1am, with .2-.3” WV falling by 4pm for 2-3” of new. And that’s it for snow for the next week or so. Wind will be SW 30 early, W 20 mid-morning and SW 10 in the afternoon.

Friday looks clear on Mt. Hood with the free air freezing level (FAF) at 1500′. Wind will be N 15, picking up to N 20-30 in the afternoon.

We might see some high clouds Saturday morning, but it will clear off. The FAF will be 1500-2000′ all day with N wind at 20-30. Repeat ad infinitum.

Have an awesome day today!