3/31 – Happy Easter Mt. Hood / Gorge forecast

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 March 31, 2013

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning,

When I got down from working at Meadows yesterday, it was downright hot in the valley. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining. But my body was confused. I put on shorts and a jersey and went for a ride, and I wasn’t cold. I kept expecting to grow cold, but I didn’t. I grew hot, and I drank all my water, and my skin turned brown from riding in the late-afternoon sun. Ah, spring!

In Gorge weather today, we’ll see sunshine with temps in the low 40’s early and near 70 in the afternoon. Wind will be E 21-24 through noon at Stevenson and Rooster, dropping after that. The rest of the Gorge sees E wind at 5-8.

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Tomorrow looks sunny too, with temps in the mid-40’s early and the upper 60’s in the afternoon, with west wind at 18-23 early in the Central Gorge, picking up to 24-28 from the Hatchery to Doug’s in the afternoon. Tuesday brings another round of morning mid-40’s and afternoon upper 60’s, with light wind.

Up on Mt. Hood, the freezing level will be 12,000′ today, with light wind. Tomorrow sees the freezing level drop to 8-9000′ with light west wind. Tuesday looks just like Wednesday. Thursday, Friday and Saturday look warm and wet, with colder wet weather on Sunday and Monday.

Have an awesome day today!