3/24 Mt. Hood forecast, Gorge forecast, and that’s about it. Spring is here.

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 March 24, 2013

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning,

Judging by the long-term forecast, it’s definitely spring. And I don’t mean spring like we’ve had the last few years, with sub-normal temps, above-normal precipitation, and massive powder storms. I mean spring like the April lamb: mild temps, minimal precipitation, and periods of sunshine.

Gorge weather today starts with frost, but temps will climb near 50 this afternoon under partly cloudy sky. Wind will be E 25-29 at Stevenson and Rooster today, with 0-10 in the central Gorge. Tomorrow looks partly cloudy. Temps will be in the low 40’s early and the low to mid-fifties in the afternoon with east wind at 28-32. Tuesday looks partly cloudy with temps in the low 40’s early and near 60 in the afternoon with light wind.

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On Mt. Hood, we’ll see partly cloudy sky today. The free air freezing level (FAF) will be 500′ early, rising to 2500’+ in the afternoon. Wind will be light and variable. No precip.

Tomorrow looks partly cloudy. The FAF will be 5000′ early and 6000′ in the afternoon with SW wind at 10-20 all day.

Tuesday looks partly cloudy with the FAF at 5500′ and light and variable wind. There’s a chance of a few snow flurries Tuesday night into Wednesday.

Wednesday starts partly cloudy, with the FAF at 5000′, rising to 5500′ in the afternoon. We’ll see some form of precip in the afternoon … too early to say if it’ll be rain or snow, but it doesn’t look like a significant amount, at least not from this long view.

Have an awesome day today!