4/1 Mt. Hood Snow Forecast

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 April 1, 2012

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning,

Well, like I said yesterday, it’s a breezy start to the morning on Mt. Hood. April Fools: the joke’s on the ski resorts and anyone who wants to get their skis on top of the fresh windslab today! We’ll see cold temps and fluffy snow, with the snow level around between 1000 and 2000’ all day today (I’m back to the computer without the five key, as my other two laptops both died this week. Anyone have a spare?). Wind will be WNW 45-55 (yeah, cut-and-paste 5) early, dropping to W 40 by 11am, and then swinging to a more lift-friendly direction of WSW 35 around 2pm, rising to 40-45 around 4pm, and then fading a bit, just a bit, through the evening. We’ll see orographic snow flurries all day, for .2-.3” water value and 2-4” of new snow, followed by a heavier round of precip overnight for another .3-.4” WV or 4-5” of new snow.

Monday starts off partly cloudy, becoming clear midday with high clouds moving in late afternoon. The freezing level will be 2500’ early, 5000’ by 8am, slowly rising to 7000’ by pm and 9000’ by 11pm. Wind Monday will be SW 30-35, picking up a bit to 35-40 midday. No precip.

Tuesday starts off cloudy, with snow flurries starting between 8am and 11am, depending on the speed of the incoming system. The snow level will be around 7000’ early in the morning, but by 11am, it’ll be down to 3000’, falling to 2000’ in the afternoon. I think we’ll see all snow from this system, for .2-.3” WV and 2-4” of new snow. Wind on Tuesday will be SW 35-45 all day, dropping to 10-15 late in the evening, as skies clear.

Wednesday looks partly cloudy with the freezing level below 1000’ early, rising to 2000’ in the afternoon. Wind will be NW 10-20. Snow will start falling in the afternoon or evening.

For you windsurfers and kiters, there will be strong wind in the eastern Gorge this morning, fading to 17-21 this afternoon. Next chance for wind is during a frontal passage Tuesday afternoon, but you’re going to have to do some pre-emptive driving, as it’s going to be a 2-hour blast that you’ll be chasing east. West wind arrives again on Thursday.

Have a great day today!


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