3/18 Mt. Hood snow/rain, Gorge wind (lots) and weather and not much else…

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 March 18, 2013

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning,

I hope y’all made it up to the mountain for powder yesterday. Looks like we should see more powder later this week, even if it is going to start out as something a lot more wet than powder…

In the Gorge today, expect partly cloudy to clear sky this morning and high clouds later with temps in the low 40’s early and upper 40’s in the afternoon. Wind will be W 15-18 this morning, picking up to gusty 24-28 this afternoon, likely steadiest at Stevenson, and filling in all the way to Arlington later.

Tuesday will probably have high clouds, but no precip until the evening, when it will rain. Temps will be in the mid-30’s early and near 50 in the afternoon. Wind will be E 30+. Wednesday sees temps in the upper 40’s early and low 50’s in the afternoon with rain in the central Gorge after 11am and sun out east. Wind will build to a relatively steady W 30-40 east of Mosier in the afternoon.

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The Mt. Hood forecast for today is mostly sunny, with a few orographic snow flurries during the morning hours. High clouds move in late in the afternoon. The snow level will be 1000′ early and 2000′ in the afternoon. Wind will be W 25-30 all day. No accumulation.

Tuesday starts with high clouds, with a few snow flurries or freezing rain before 5pm. After 5pm, the heavens open up with (most likely) rain. The snow level will be 2000′ early, 6000′ at 5pm and 7000′ overnight. We’ll get .7” water value overnight. Blech. Wind will be SW 15 early, S 20 midday, SW 30 in the afternoon and SW 50 overnight.

The snow level drops on Wednesday, starting at 6000′ at 5am, falling to 3000′ by 11am and 2000′ by 2pm. So, we’ll see a switch from rain to snow mid-morning, with .7” WV giving us 4-6” of new by 5pm, followed by another .7” WV overnight, for 6-8” of new snow. Wind Wednesday will be SW 60 early, SW 45 mid-morning and WSW 40 in the afternoon.

At this point, Thursday looks clear and cold and dry, Friday looks snowy, and the weekend looks warm and probably dry.

Have an awesome day today!