3/2 Mt. Hood snow, Gorge wind, and trail work parties.

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 March 2, 2013

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning,

Well, at least the rain has stopped on Mt. Hood! If you’re looking for something to do today, consider heading over to Syncline for the 8:30am WTA trail work party. If that doesn’t work for you, there’s a repeat tomorrow and also a Spaghetti Factory work party, meeting at 9am at Post Flats staging area.

In other news, it’s time for another round of Interesting, Gorge. What’s that, you ask? It’s 3-minute talks and stories on any subject you like. Think about it: there’s something you could talk about, isn’t there? Head to the Interesting website for more information, and fill out a speaker application today! Don’t worry… you’re going to hear about this again.

The Clymb: free membership. Cheap gear. Temira approves. Click to join.

In weather news, can we just go back a day and relive? Sure, it started out pretty crappy, with fog and rain, but by afternoon, when I was riding my bike on Cherry Heights in The Dalles, it was jersey-and-shorts riding weather with sunshine and upper 50’s. Ok. Reliving done. Today in the Gorge will be partly to mostly cloudy, becoming cloudy, with temps in the mid-40’s early and low 50’s in the afternoon. Wind will be light W early, becoming gusty W 20-23 in the afternoon. We’ll see rain sprinkles overnight.

The Gorge tomorrow will be partly cloudy with temps in the upper 30’s early and mid-40’s in the afternoon with westerlies at 26-30 east of the low clouds. Monday starts off just below freezing and clear, with temps rising into the mid 40’s in the afternoon.

Up on Mt. Hood, today starts with thin high overcast, becoming cloudier in the afternoon with snow starting around 7pm. The snow level will be 9000′ early, 7000′ in the afternoon and 5000′ at 7pm, falling to 1000′ or so by Sunday morning. We’ll see .2-.4” water value (WV) overnight, for 2-4” of new snow. Wind today will be SW 20 early, SW 30 in the afternoon and SW 35-40 overnight.

Sunday starts off with sunbreaks and flurries, becoming clear, with clouds moving in during the afternoon with a few more flurries. The snow level will be 1000′ in the morning, rising to 1500-2000′ in the evening. No snow accumulation. Wind will be NW 30-40 early, 25-30 mid-morning and 20-25 in the evening.

Monday looks clear and cold on Mt. Hood, with the free air freezing level around 1000. Wind will be light and variable early, E 10-20 midday and SW 20-25 in the afternoon.

Tuesday starts off cloudy on Mt. Hood with snow starting some time in the morning. The snow level looks to be around 3000′, and it looks like we’ll see around .5” (or more) of water value through Wednesday morning with moderate SW wind.

Have an awesome day today!