3/10 Mt. Hood Snow Forecast

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 March 10, 2012

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning!

We’re seeing a bit of a mix of precip on Mt. Hood this morning, with sleet alternating with snow and the snow level right at 5000′ with rain for the drive up. At this point, models suggest the snow level will continue to drop, but I still think we’ll see mixed precip types until 1pm or so, as the freezing level bounces around between 2500′ and 5000′, before dropping to 3000′ by 10pm. Wind will be SW 30-35 pretty much all day. Total precip will be .2” by 4pm, for maybe 1” of new, depending on precip type, with precip tapering off between 4pm and 10pm. After that, we’ll see .6” water value (WV) between 10pm and 4am for 5-7” of new snow by Sunday morning.

Sunday looks quite snowy, with the snow level at 2000′ early, dropping to 500′ by 4pm. Wind will be SW 30-35 early, picking up to 45-50 by 4pm and 30-35 by 10pm. We’ll see .5-.6” WV during the day, for 6-8” of new by 4pm. We’ll see another .1-.2” WV overnight for another 1-3” of snow.

Monday starts off with the snow level at 1000′, rising to 2000′ by 10am and 4500′ by 1pm, dropping back to 2000′ by 4pm and all the way down to the surface at 10pm. We’ll see .1-.2” WV early, for 1-2” of new, and then heavy precip between 2pm and 4am Tuesday, for 8-12” of new. It’s worth nothing that the track of this storm may be conducive to a period of rain or freezing rain between 1pm and 4pm. Even if that doesn’t happen, we’ll see strong wind: SW 30-35 early, 45-50 by 7am, 45-60 by 10am, 60-70 at 1pm and back down to 40-60 by 4pm.

Tuesday looks cold and snowy, with flurries during the day, the freezing level at 500-1000′ and SW wind at 20-30mph.

We’ll see more precip on Wednesday and Thursday, but we’ll have to wait a day or two for more details. Have a great day.

Windsurfers and kiters will enjoy strong west wind in the eastern Gorge tomorrow with rainy 17-20 in the western Gorge.


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