3/17 Mt. Hood snow and Gorge wind forecast.

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 March 17, 2013

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning,

Looks like a great day to go skiing today, if you’re a fan of storm skiing. Sadly, we’ve now lost the mountain bike trails – they’re muddy as can be. Break out the skis, board or road bike for the next week, because it’s going to stay wet.

In Gorge weather today, we’ll see rain showers through late morning, with partly cloudy sky all day. Wind will be W 28-32+ east of Mosier this morning, fading to 25-29 in the afternoon. Under the clouds in Cascade Locks and Hood River, expect gusty 21-24. Temps will be in the upper 30’s this morning and upper 40’s in the afternoon. Yes, it’s snowing in Odell and Parkdale this morning.

Tomorrow looks partly cloudy or clear in the morning with high clouds in the afternoon. Temps will be in the mid-30’s early and near 50 in the afternoon. Wind will be W 20-23 early, rising to gusty 25-29 in the afternoon. Tuesday looks cloudy, with rain moving in during the afternoon. Temps will be in the low 40’s early and upper 40’s in the afternoon.

It’s a snowy one on Mt. Hood. We’ll see orographic flurries continue through the afternoon, with the snow level at 1000′. Total accumulation today will be .1-.3” water value (WV), for 1-3” of new. Wind will be WNW 40 until early afternoon, when it will drop to 30mph.

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Tomorrow sees a few orographic flurries through noon, with no accumulation. There will be plenty of sun on the slopes for Monday! The snow level will be 500′ early and 1500′ in the afternoon. Wind will be WNW 30 in the morning, 25 midday and 10-15 in the afternoon.

Tuesday will be cloudy with a warming trend: the snow level starts at 2500′ and rises to 5500′ by 2pm and 6000′ at 8pm. Precip starts around 2pm, with a mix of rain and snow. We’ll see .5” water value (WV) by 5pm, followed by another .5-1.0” overnight. That first .5” will fall as sloppy rain/snow mix. However, the freezing level will fall overnight, for 4-7” of new snow by Wednesday morning. Wind will be SW 15 early and SW 40 in by 2pm, holding overnight.

By Wednesday morning, the snow level will be at 2500′, falling to 1000′ by 11am. We’ll get another .5” WV by 5pm, followed by another .5” by Thursday morning. Wind will be WSW 50+ in the morning, dropping to WSW 45 mid-morning.

Have an awesome day today!