2/7 Mt. Hood snow and sun, Gorge light wind, and hey, the mountain biking is great right now!

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 February 7, 2013

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning,

Ah work. The joy of solitary creative writing exercises in the pre-dawn darkness. What more could a girl want at this hour of day? Well, to start, a cup of coffee would be nice. I’m out, and so I’m drinking diet Rockstar instead. It’s just not the same as a warm, rich cup of Sumatra to start the day. At least there’s plenty of Pandora-powered trance music to wake my sleepy brain.

Speaking of waking the sleepy brain, the sun will likely come out in the Gorge this afternoon after a few light sprinkles during the day. Temps should hit the mid-forties this afternoon. Tomorrow starts off cold and partly cloudy in the Gorge, but should clear up some late in the day with temps in the forties. Saturday looks cloudy, with a few sprinkles possible, with low clouds in the afternoon. Temps Saturday will be below freezing early and in the low forties in the afternoon. Sunday looks clear and cold to start and clear and 40-something in the afternoon. Not a bad weekend at all!

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On Mt. Hood, we’ll see decreasing snow flurries today (the silly TV people said we’d get a foot last night, but we only got 2”). The snow level will be at 1500′ today, and total accumulation will be less than 2”. Wind today will be SW 20-30 early, dropping to SW 15-20 in the early afternoon.

Tomorrow starts off partly cloudy on Mt. Hood, becoming clear, with the free air freezing level (FAF) at 1500′ early and 1000′ in the afternoon. Wind will be N 10-15 early, becoming NE 15-25 mid-morning.

Saturday looks cloudy on Mt. Hood with snow flurries bringing less than 2” of new snow. The snow level will be 1500′ early, rising to 2500′ early afternoon. Wind Saturday will be N 20-30 in the morning, swinging to NW 30 early afternoon and back to more northerly in the evening.

Sunday looks clear and cold, with the FAF at 500′ and NE or E wind at 15-25mph. If the forecast holds, dry, sub-freezing weather will continue on Mt. Hood through Friday, with periods of high clouds and a few flurries possible.

Don’t forget that 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.

Have an awesome day today!