3/24 Mt. Hood snow forecast and Gorge wind forecast

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 March 24, 2012

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning,

Today looks like a snow showery morning on Mt. Hood with skies becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. We’ll see a trace of snow this morning, with the snow level at 4000′. As high pressure builds in and the sky clears, wthe freezing level rises to 6000′ by 11am and 7000′ by 5pm. Wind this morning will be Eish 20-30, swinging to S 25-30 by 11am and S 15-20 in the evening.

Looks like we will have partly cloudy conditions Sunday with the freezing level at 6500′ early, dropping to 6000′ midday and 5500′ in the evening. Wind on Sunday will be ESE 15-20 early, dropping to E 10 mid-morning, light and variable in the afternoon, and NW 10-15 in the evening. We’ll see .2-.3” WV overnight, for 1-3” of new snow.

Monday starts off with snow flurries as the freezing level crashes from 5500′ Sunday night to 1000′ Monday morning. Skies clear by 11am, becoming cloudy again in the evening. We’ll see the snow level slowly rise from 1000′ in the morning to 2500′ by 2pm and 4000′ by 8pm. Wind on Monday will be W 15-20 early, rising to 20-25 mid-morning and swinging to SW 20-25 in the afternoon. No significant precipitation.

Tuesday brings more snow, but models aren’t really agreeing. At this point, it looks like we’ll see a couple inches during the day with the snow level around 4000′. Wind will be SW 40-45 early, dropping to 20-25 by 2pm.

More significant snowfall arrives Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. At this point, models point to heavy snowfall, with the possibility of rain on Thursday.

The windsurfing and kiting forecast looks good as well, with east winds at 25-35 today, west wind at 22-26 late tomorrow afternoon, and west at 26-30 on Monday.

Have an awesome day.


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