3/16 Gorge wind, Mt. Hood snow and events.

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 March 16, 2013

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning,

It’s finally snowing on Mt. Hood again, and the snow will continue all day today! With this much moisture falling in the Gorge, we’ll probably lose some of the mountain biking trails to mud, but we’ll have good skiing in exchange.

If you’re looking for something to do today or tomorrow, WTA has a work party on Syncline at 8:30am both days. In theory, you’re supposed to sign up ahead of time, and you’re supposed to be there all day, but I bet they won’t send you home if you just show up for a few hours!

In Gorge weather, obviously we’ll see some sprinkles today – duh, it was raining when I left my house at 5:20am – with heavier rain tonight. We’ll see temps in the upper 40’s this morning and mid 50’s this afternoon. Wind today will increase to gusty 15-18 near Hood River with gusty 25-29 east of Mosier this afternoon. There’s a pretty good chance of sticking snow in Parkdale this afternoon and evening. How much just depends on how fast the snow level drops.

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Tomorrow looks partly cloudy in the Gorge, with sprinkles possible west of Hood River. It’ll be in the mid- to upper thirties early and mid 40’s in the afternoon. We’ll have strong, steady west wind at 28-32+ from Mosier eastward in the morning, fading to 25-29 in the afternoon. Hood River will see gustier west wind at 22-26.

Monday looks partly cloudy, becoming clear. Temps will be in the low to mid-thirties early, with a chance of frost, especially above 500′. Temps will rise near 50 in the afternoon. Wind Monday will be fairly steady, at 23-26 in the Central Gorge.

Up on Mt. Hood, it’ll be a snowy day today. The snow level will be 4000′ early, 2000′ mid-morning and 1500′ overnight. We’ll see flurries through 2pm, and heavier snow after that. We’ll see .6-.8” water value (WV) between 2pm and tomorrow morning, for 6-9” of new snow. Wind will be W 25 early, WSW 30 mid-morning. Sometime in the late afternoon or early evening, the wind will go to W 45-50.

Sunday starts mostly clear, with a few orographic snow flurries possible during the day. Clouds move in late in the afternoon. The freezing level will be 500′, although the strong sun will likely raise the temps during the day. Wind will be WNW 40 early, 30 at 11am, slowly dropping to 20-25 in the evening.

Monday starts off partly cloudy, becoming clear. The freezing level will be 500′ early, rising to 1500′ in the afternoon. Wind will be NW 20-25 all day.

Tuesday starts off clear, with snow starting in the afternoon. Looks like more snow will fall Wednesday and Thursday.

Have an awesome day today!