3/1 Mt. Hood Forecast

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 March 1, 2012

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning!

Today is the kind of day Mt. Hood powder skiers dream about. There’s tons of fresh snow on the ground and the snow level will be 500′ today. Wind will be NW at 20-30 all day. We’ll see .1-.3” water value (WV) by 4pm, for another 2-4” of new snow today. Another .3-.4” WV will fall by 4am Friday, for another 4-6” of new snow.

Friday starts off partly cloudy or with high clouds. The snow level will be 500′ early, with temps warming to -3C from 5000′-9000′ in the early afternoon. By 4pm, the freezing level will be at 5500′, rising to 6000′ by 10pm. Wind will be NW 25-30 in the morning and 20-25 in the afternoon. We’ll see precip start between 4pm and 7pm. It’s a tough call, but I think we’ll probably see a mix of freezing rain and sleet, with some wet snow thrown in. We’ll see .4”-.9” WV (most likely the lower end) between 4pm Friday and 4am Saturday.

Saturday starts off with the freezing level at 6500′, briefly dropping to 5500′ by 10am and then rising to 8500′ by 4pm and holding overnight. Wind will be NW 35 early, swinging to W 25 at 10am, 20-25 at 4pm and WSW 15 at 10pm. Total precip will be .2-.4” WV of rain/freezing rain by 4pm.

Sunday looks dry and clear, or with high clouds. The freezing level will be 8500′ all day. Wind will be ! 10-15 early, going to SW 15-20 by 1pm and 20-25 by 7pm.

Have a great day today!


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