4/1 Gorge wind and incoming Mt. Hood snow

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 April 1, 2013

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning,

Summer continues… It was warm enough at Meadows yesterday that I walked to the employee bus in my bare feet. Even the streams of melting snow weren’t too cold to splash through. You know it’s warm when you’re walking around a ski resort barefoot! This barefoot weather will continue for another three days, and then it’s gone, as we’re heading back to normal early spring weather. April is going to come in like a lamb, but the lion will rule the savannah for the latter half of this week.

Today in the Gorge, you’ll find the perfect excuse to break out your wind sport gear for the first time this season. The Columbia was 46 degrees at The Dalles yesterday. That won’t get you to the 50/50 rule, but it will get you to 100 if the forecast high temps materialize today. Expect temps in the low 50’s this morning, rising to the mid-60’s this afternoon. Wind will rise to W 25-29 at the Hatchery this morning, with 21-24 at Stevenson, Hood River, and Mosier. Watch the wind switch summer-style to Rowena and Doug’s this afternoon.

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Tomorrow brings temps in the upper 40’s early and mid 60’s later, with west wind at 10-15 early and gusty 22-25 from Stevenson to The Dalles in the afternoon. Wednesday brings light wind, with temps in the mid 40’s early and low 70’s in the afternoon. Clouds move in on Thursday, with rain starting mid-afternoon, and after Thursday, we’ll see rain and colder temps through Monday.

On Mt. Hood, spring weather continues. Clear sky today, freezing level at 8000′, with NE wind at 10-20. Tomorrow looks clear, with the freezing level around 8000′ and W wind at 10-15. Wednesday looks clear, with the freezing level at 8000′ early and 10,000′ in the afternoon with WSW wind at 10-15.

We’ll see .5-1” of rain on Mt. Hood on Thursday afternoon into Friday morning, as the freezing level holds around 8000′. The snow level will slowly drop on Friday, and we should see the rain switch to snow Friday night, with new snow falling Saturday and Sunday above 4000′. But that’s a long way out to be forecasting…

Have an awesome day today!