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First off, I’d like to share some information about Post Canyon with you guys. Hood River County held a special meeting last night to discuss the plan for salvage operations and cleanup in Post. If you’d like to read about it, click here for the blog post on my website. If not, read on for the Mt. Hood Forecast.
On to the forecast…
Ah yes. Nothing like a rainy morning on Mt. Hood. We should see the precipitation end by 10am, with another .1-.2” of rain before then. After that, expect high clouds and possibly sunshine on the slopes for the rest of the day. The freezing level will be 7500’ this morning, rising to 9000’ by 10am and falling to 8000’ by 10pm. Wind today will be SW 25-30 for much of the day, dropping to 20-25 in the evening.
By 4am Friday, the snow level will be around 5500’, rising to 6000’ by 7am, falling to 5500’ by 4pm and 4000’ by 10pm. It’s going to start precipitating around 4am, with .4” by 4pm, another .1-.2” by 10pm and another .1-.2” overnight. At this point, I think we’ll have wet snow at 5000’, rather than all rain, as the 10,000’ temps look to stay pretty cool. However, there is a chance of a brief period of all rain around 7am. So, call it a total of 1-2” of wet snow during the day, 1-2” after the freezing level drops, and another 1-2” overnight for a total of 3-6” of new, depending on elevation. Wind Friday will be SW 25-30 all day, dropping to 15-20 overnight.
Saturday looks cloudy, with occasional flurries. The freezing level will be 2500’ early, dropping to 1500’ by 10am and 1000’ by 1pm. Wind will be light and variable in the morning, going to NW 10-15 in the afternoon.
Sunday starts off cloudy, becoming clear, with high clouds moving in late. The freezing level will be 1000’ early, rising to 3000’ in the afternoon. Wind will be W 10-15 early, swinging to SW 10-15 by 4pm.
The next system was supposed to plow right into Mt. Hood starting sometime during the day Sunday, but it’s been delayed. Worse, it looks like it will swing south of Mt. Hood, leaving us high and dry. Sunday/Monday are still a few days out, so I’m hoping the system will change course again and give us some snow on Monday after all.
Have a great day today!
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