3/13 Mt. Hood sprinkles, Gorge heat wave

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 March 13, 2013

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning,

When I woke up this morning, it was 50 degrees at my house in Hood River. That’s pretty darn warm for this time of year at 4am. But the great news is that it’s going to get warmer today. I know that’s not great news for everyone, but I like warm weather. I get cold easily – I’m more lizard than human, I think. Or maybe more rattlesnake than human – I like to sun myself on rocks. Either way, 65 degrees for a high today sounds good to me!

In the Gorge, we’ll see light west wind this morning giving way to light/calm wind this afternoon. Temps will be near 50 early and 60-65 this afternoon under partly cloudy/high overcast sky.

Tomorrow looks cloudy, with light wind early becoming W 17-21 in the afternoon. Temps will be around 50 in the morning and 55-60 in the afternoon. We’ll likely see a few sprinkles after 5pm.

Friday brings low clouds in the morning with partly cloudy sky in the afternoon. The wind will be light westerly. Temps will be 45ish in the morning and 55ish in the afternoon. Looks like Friday’s the end of the heat wave, with colder weather for the next week.

Up on Mt. Hood, it’ll be a partly cloudy day with occasional sprinkles in the morning and sunshine later. The free air freezing level (FAF) will be 8000′ early and 11,000′ in the afternoon. Wind will be W 20-25 early and SW 20-25 in the afternoon.

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On Thursday, we’ll have high clouds over Mt. Hood, with a chance of sprinkles after 5pm. The FAF will be 11,000 early, 8000′ early afternoon and 6500′ overnight. Wind will be SW 25 early, going to W 30 overnight.

Friday starts with low clouds and a few sprinkles or flurries. The snow level will be 6000′ early, 5500′ midday and 6500′ in the evening. Wind will be W 20 early, going to WSW 15 mid-morning.

Saturday looks much colder, with the snow level at 3000′ early, mid-morning and 2500′ overnight. It’ll be cloudy with a few flurries, and a much stronger, wetter (hopefully) system will move in after 8pm, for .5-.7” water value (WV) and 5-7” of new snow. Wind will be W 25 all day, becoming SW 25-30 overnight. Flurries continue on Sunday under partly cloudy sky.

Have an awesome day today!